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Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after barricade

Mail.com MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper has been shot and killed by officers after an overnight standoff, state police said Thursday. The man, who has not been identified, walked out of … Continue reading

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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

Mail.com MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. On Wednesday, it rang again. Eric Frein, the would-be revolutionary who shot two Pennsylvania troopers, one fatally, … Continue reading

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United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

Mail.com DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the … Continue reading

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Rampaging wild boars kill 3 ISIS terrorists in Iraq

RT Three Islamic State terrorists have reportedly been killed by a stampeding herd of wild boars during a failed attempt to set up an ambush in Northern Iraq. According to Iraqi News, the trio of militants were killed on Sunday … Continue reading

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Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle … Continue reading

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Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering … Continue reading

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Judge cites Trump’s comment in ‘sanctuary city’ ruling

Mail.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

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‘Robbery of the century’: Gang unleashes war tactics as up to $40mn stolen

RT A group of up to 50 armed assailants laid siege to a police headquarters in Paraguay on Monday while stealing up to $40 million from a security firm. Four people were killed in what was dubbed the “robbery of … Continue reading

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Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that milestone by turning to … Continue reading

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Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

Mail.com DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — One by one, the Mexican men stood in the jury box, shackles rattling as they fidgeted slightly and pleaded guilty to crossing the U.S. border illegally. They had come for better jobs, many to … Continue reading

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Bomb attack hits US base in Afghanistan as Defense Sec Mattis visits Kabul, casualties reported

RT Suspected Taliban insurgents set off a car bomb at a US-operated base in Afghanistan, according to officials. At least four people were reportedly killed and six others wounded. It occurred shortly after US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in … Continue reading

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Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

Mail.com CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his … Continue reading

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US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Mail.com KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at … Continue reading

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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Mail.com LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a … Continue reading

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‘Type messages with your brain’: Facebook teases development of new silent speech technology

RT Facebook says it is developing non-invasive technology that will allow people to transform thoughts into text through sheer mind power, sparing them the time and effort required to type words. The project has received a fairly mixed response, however. … Continue reading

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Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, … Continue reading

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No inoffensive way to say the “n-word,” Fla. senator learns

Mail.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No matter what variation of the ‘n-word’ is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive as Democrats and Republicans admonish him for using it during an exchange with two African-American … Continue reading

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AP Explains: The origins of 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday

Mail.com SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. … Continue reading

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Can US be policeman, judge, jury and executioner of the world?

RT The US, unlike the UN, is the ultimate guarantor of human rights, says John Hajjar of the American MidEast Coalition for Trump. However, we see the bad results of US world policing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, argues investigative journalist … Continue reading

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US, Aussie advisers caught in ISIS chemical attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

RT The Iraqi unit targeted on Sunday in a chemical weapons attack in Mosul was hosting embedded foreign military specialists, according to officials and media reports. American and Australian troops were unharmed by the toxic agent used by Islamic State. … Continue reading

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