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Colorado man admits killing pregnant wife, 2 daughters

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Watts said he tried to carry Shanann's lifeless body down the stairs but lost his grip and had to pull her down the stairs. Watts murdered his wife Shanann and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, in their Frederick home on August 13. Read More »

Man Denied New Trial for Murder Case from 'Serial' Podcast

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The court reversed a Court of Special Appeals' judgment, sending the case back to that court with directions to reverse a Baltimore Circuit Court judgment granting a new trial. After a two-day hearing on October 11, 2012 and October 25, 2012, ' the appeal document states. Syed had been granted a new trial in June 2016 but the state appealed against it. Read More »

Midwestern populist Sen. Sherrod Brown decides against running for president

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Brown, who was re-elected to the Senate to a third six-year term last year, had recently visited several early primary/caucus states including Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and SC. There are several Democrats who have already announced their plans to run for president, including U.S. Sens. But Brown was facing a tough route to the nomination - with other top-tier candidates pulling the types of voters he'd need to win. Read More »

Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon

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Lanny Davis , a lawyer for Cohen , later said that before July, Cohen directed an attorney to explore possibilities of a pardon with Trump's lawyers. Cohen in furtherance of and at the behest of the Trump Organization and its principals, directors, and officers". "Michael was open to the ongoing "dangling" of a possible pardon by Trump representatives". Read More »

Nirav Modi spotted in London, continuing diamond business, says British daily

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The report stated that when asked about whether he had sought asylum in the UK, Nirav Modi ducked the question saying, "Sorry, no comments". As dust settled on the debris, a photo frame of Nirav Modi and his wife Ami could be spotted on top of the rubble, a little distance from a jacuzzi, a chandelier, and a Reclining Buddha kept aside for handing over to the ED. Read More »

Bird collision crashes Indian jet near Pakistan border

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Acknowledging Indian actions as "counter-terrorism" action, Pompeo had said: "Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 26, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasise our close security partnership and shared the goal of maintaining peace and security in the region". Read More »

Trump 2020 budget to include $100 million for Ivanka Trump's women's fund

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Shine plans to continue in the Trump orbit as a senior adviser to the president's 2020 reelection campaign. "Assistant to the president and communications director Bill Shine offered his resignation to the president yesterday evening, and the president accepted", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement . Read More »

China's Huawei sues US over federal ban on its products

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US officials and members of Congress have argued that Huawei is obliged to turn over data to the Chinese government under Chinese law and could be compelled to install hidden malicious code - an argument that formed the basis of the procurement ban written into the spending law's Section 889. Read More »

From Jail, Chelsea Manning Blasts Grand Jury's ‘Secret Process'

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District Judge Claude Hilton she would not testify and "will accept whatever you bring upon me", he ordered her to jail, according to the Associated Press . "My legal team continues to challenge the secrecy of these proceedings, and I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal". Her sentence was the longest given for a leak in U.S. Read More »

Shamima Begum: IS bride’s baby has died, according to reports

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On Friday, her family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said they had received "strong but as yet unconfirmed reports" the baby had died, adding: "He was a British citizen". She was moved under cover of darkness to the Al-Roj refugee camp near the Iraqi border. However, the Home Secretary has revoked her citizenship, setting up a potential legal challenge by her family. Read More »

Civilians Stream Out of Last IS Enclave Before Final Assault

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Among the 3,500 people who poured out of Baghouz on Tuesday following intense bombardment by the SDF and its global allies, 500 were suspected fighters turning themselves in, the SDF said. Late past year, US President Donald Trump announced plans to fully withdraw US troops from Syria. Members of Trump's administration, including the US Defence Department, have repeatedly warned that without a sustained presence, IS could resurge in Syria within months. Read More »

Weather forecast: United Kingdom braced for 13 inches of snow

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The rain in the west of the country will spread eastwards to all areas of the country, before learning this afternoon. Overnight there will be showers with some of them being wintry. Following will be a strong and increasingly chilly westerly flow through the weekend, which will blow through rain, hail, sleet and hill snow showers, snow confined to the north, but may fall lower levels at times. Read More »

Kim 'restocks' missile factory after Hanoi summit fails

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On Wednesday, Trump said he would be "very disappointed" if reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile test site it dismantled previous year. But experts say that the rebuilding of the launch site shows North Korea is unhappy that the US remains committed to sanctions on the regime unless progress on denuclearization is made. Read More »

McHenry County Sheriff's deputy dies after being shot at Rockford hotel

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They are also interviewing others in connection to the incident. Police in Rockford, Illinois, say they are responding to an active shooter report at a hotel. "It's a dark day here and certainly his family is in our prayers", Jack Franks, the McHenry County Board Chairman, told ABC News, referring to Deputy Keltner. Read More »

Turkey dismisses U.S. warning over purchasing S-400 Russian missiles

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On Tuesday, a US State Department spokesperson again warned that Turkey may be slapped with secondary sanctions and lose access to the F-35 fighter plane if it went ahead with its plans to purchase the S-400. Turkey has invested more than US$1.25 billion in the stealth F-35 jet since its development phase began in 2002. "We're not a slave, we're independent", Erdogan said . Read More »

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday: Do we move clocks forward or back?

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Increased sunlight in the evening also leads to more physical activity among children, studies have said. Florida residents will join most of the nation in setting clocks forward and returning to daylight saving time this weekend. Rick Scott . However, the bill can not take effect unless Congress changed federal law to allow it. "The Sunshine Protection Act will allow Floridians and visitors to enjoy our handsome state even later in the day, and will benefit Florida's tourism ... Read More »

Mueller tells decide of recent Roger Stone publish on Instagram

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Jackson's order "speaks for itself, and we will respond as requested", Stone's lead defense attorney, Bruce S. Rogow, said in a brief email Saturday. The longtime Donald Trump associate remains under a February 21 order from U.S. The report states that the websites were being used to not only raise funds for the embattled Stone but also to promote conspiracy theories. Nonetheless, the higher end of Mueller's Stone trial length estimate, for what it's worth, matches up with how long ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent 2019

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It begins with the ashes, but eventually leads us to the fire of Easter night: "to the discovery that, in the tomb, the body of Jesus does not turn to ashes, but rises gloriously". It then invites us to focus on others , with the charity that frees us from the vanity of acquiring and of thinking that things are only good if they are good for me. Read More »

Teen to sue abortion clinic after his girlfriend terminates baby

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Brent Helms, the attorney for Magers and Baby Roe , said Barger's decision marks the first time an aborted fetus has been recognized to have legal rights. The woman's boyfriend claims he did not want his unborn fetus to be aborted. NARAL President Ilyse Hogue said it represents a "very scary case", and Erin Matson, founder of abortion advocacy group Reproaction, said this is what happens when fetuses "are treated like people". Read More »

NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam

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Katelyn McClure, 28, a state worker from Florence, copped a plea to conspiracy to commit wire fraud while Johnny Bobbitt Jr., 36, the Philadelphia homeless man who McClure claimed had given her his last $20 when her auto ran out of gas in 2017, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Read More »

U.S. tornadoes cause deaths and loss, toll likely to rise

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Now those properties are destroyed. iHeart stations in Birmingham, Auburn, Gadsden and Tuscaloosa are partnering with the Alabama Broadcasting Association for the iHeartRadio Lee County Tornado Relief, a disaster relief fundraiser benefiting Community Foundation of East Alabama's Long-Term Recovery Fund . Read More »

Blast inside bus at Jammu bus stand, 18 injured

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Jammu is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state. It seems that the grenade was lobbed from the outside, he further said. The area has been cordoned off by the local police. This was the first grenade attack in Jammu-Kashmir since the killing of 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama last month. The blast created panic among the people. Read More »

Suspicious package at Essex University 'no risk to the public'

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Scottish police said they had carried out a controlled explosion on a package sent to the University of Glasgow. We have received a call today about a suspicious package at University of Essex. "We are talking to our Irish counterparts but at the moment there's nothing to indicate motivation of the sender or ideology, so I can not confirm at the moment if it's connected to any Ireland-related terrorist groups", he said. Read More »

Russia accuses US of holding Syrian refugees

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Earlier, US-backed Syrian fighters battling the militants in their last foothold in Syria said they had been forced to slow down their push because the extremists were using civilians as human shields. The new arrivals have pushed the camp's population to over 56,000, exacerbating already dire conditions at the crammed facility, it said. According to the OCHA, around 90 people, mostly children under the age of five, have died en route to the shelter or shortly after arriving. Read More »

Democrats won't let Fox News host presidential primary debate

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The network had partnered with the DNC on a primary debate in 2016 that was later canceled. That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including FOX News, ' Perez wrote in a statement first reported by the Washington Post . Read More »

China Has Accused Two Detained Canadians of Stealing State Secrets

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Both Canadians held in China are accused of spying and gathering sensitive information. Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co.is preparing to sue the USA government for barring federal agencies from using the company's products, the New York Times said in its Monday online edition, citing two anonymous sources. Read More »

China to slash taxes, boost lending to shore up slowing economy

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China aims to create more than 11 million new urban jobs this year and keep the urban unemployment rate within 4.5 percent, in line with its 2018 goals. In his speech, Li said the government would "improve the exchange rate mechanism", phrasing which was missing from the 2018 and 2017 reports. The annual gathering in the capital includes more than 3,000 delegates, who come from all over China, with ethnic minorities showing up in colourful traditional outfits. Read More »

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen testifies in House hearing

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Nielsen was grilled on whether she was aware of the psychological effects of separating children from their parents, and when she knew ahead of time about the "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of more than 2,700 children from their parents past year. Read More »