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Detroit police officer calls citizens ‘garbage’, brags about hitting ‘kids’

RT A veteran Detroit Police Officer is being investigated for calling residents of the city ‘garbage‘ and for boasting about using physical violence against children. Officer Daniel Wolff made the inflammatory statements on Facebook under an article published on the … Continue reading

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B-52 loses engine over North Dakota

RT A B-52 Stratofortress bomber lost one of its eight engines while conducting a training flight off Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. “Earlier today, a B-52 dropped an engine while in flight,” a US Air Force spokesperson told Military.com … Continue reading

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Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

Mail.com FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the … Continue reading

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Wet, winter storms pummel West; headed for Rockies

Mail.com RENO, Nev. (AP) — Much of Northern California and the Sierra Nevada braced for potential flooding into the weekend as a winter storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow around Lake Tahoe made its way toward Utah … Continue reading

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Crab boats tied up as strike extends up and down West Coast

Mail.com SEATTLE (AP) — Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the … Continue reading

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Israeli soldier convicted in death of Palestinian assailant

Mail.com TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli soldier was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday in the deadly shooting of an incapacitated Palestinian attacker, capping a nine-month saga that has deeply divided the country. The verdict, which marks an extremely … Continue reading

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Official: Charles Manson alive amid report he’s hospitalized

Mail.com BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from his California prison cell to a hospital, according to several news reports. A prison official would only confirm that the 82-year-old Manson was alive and gave no other … Continue reading

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Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday against letting Democrats dodge blame for problems with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, even as the GOP-led Congress takes initial steps toward dismantling the law. “Massive increases of … Continue reading

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Armed & ‘dangerous’ gunman located in Switzerland after shooting 2 policemen

RT Swiss police say they have located the gunman who shot two policemen during a house search in Rehetobel in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. The police said in a new statement that “there is no danger to the population” and … Continue reading

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Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama’s policies

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who control the House and Senate to dismantle eight years of President Barack Obama’s Democratic policies. The … Continue reading

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South bracing for more severe storms, rain

Mail.com At least five people have been killed as severe storms moved across the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into Tuesday moring for southern Alabama, … Continue reading

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SKorean president refuses to testify in impeachment trial

Mail.com SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye refused to testify Tuesday in the impeachment trial that will decide her future, prompting the prosecutors to question why she has publicly denied the charges of corruption but will … Continue reading

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Xenophobic riots erupt in Polish town after local man killed at kebab diner

RT At least 25 people were detained in the Polish town of Elk on Sunday after they smashed up a kebab diner and clashed with police, throwing firecrackers and stones. Up to 300 people took part in a rally after … Continue reading

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Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. … Continue reading

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Afghan refugees coming to California struggle with PTSD

Mail.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s capital has emerged as a leading destination for Afghan refugees who were awarded special visas because of their service to coalition forces in the war. But life in the United States for them has … Continue reading

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Illinois law enlists hairstylists to prevent domestic abuse

Mail.com CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois law that takes effect Sunday aims to take advantage of the trusted relationship between hairstylists and their clients to prevent domestic violence. Stylists, barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, hair braiders and nail technicians in Illinois will … Continue reading

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Apache helicopter crash near Houston kills 2 Army National Guard soldiers

RT Two Army National Guard servicemen have been found dead after an AH-64 apache helicopter crash-landed into Galveston Bay, Texas, 25 miles southeast of Houston. Army officials confirmed Wednesday that two soldiers who took off from Ellington Field Joint Reserve … Continue reading

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With Trump’s victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

Mail.com ATLANTA (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of … Continue reading

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Sinkhole disrupts holiday season in Detroit suburb

Mail.com DETROIT (AP) — A major sinkhole has disrupted the holiday season in Fraser, a suburb of roughly 14,500 people about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit. Roads have been closed and about two dozen homes evacuated after the Christmas … Continue reading

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Tony Winning–Actor George S. Irving Dead at 94

MSN Tony Award–winning actor George S. Irving passed away Monday at age 94, Deadline reports. Famous for gruff, crotchety characters, Irving made his debut on Broadway in the chorus of Oklahoma!, and went on to perform in Call Me Mister, Gentlemen … Continue reading

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