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Texas justice? Video emerges of police chief telling homeless man to leave town

RT The chief of police in Taft, Texas will face a grand jury after being recorded running a homeless young man out of his small town. He received a blanket trespass warning for the entire city before being forced to … Continue reading

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Oil prices rise as OPEC considers extending cuts

RT Global crude benchmarks staged a recovery on Tuesday on reports production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could be extended. North Sea Brent crude was trading 45 cents higher, slightly above $52 per barrel, … Continue reading

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High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. Republicans are unanimously supporting … Continue reading

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Tennessee teacher had been reported kissing missing student

Mail.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl’s family said. … Continue reading

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Jurors to hear opening statements in officer’s murder trial

Mail.com BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear attorneys’ opening statements Monday for the trial of a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy. Derrick Stafford, 33, is … Continue reading

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Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members culpable of online misconduct. Among the … Continue reading

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Senate hearings get underway on Trump Supreme Court pick

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get underway on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him. Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member … Continue reading

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President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

Mail.com SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday. In a brief statement, Uber didn’t say why Jones left. “We want to … Continue reading

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‘Wars of religion will start in Europe’ – Turkish FM

RT Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that Europe is headed for “wars of religion,” claiming Dutch politicians are taking the continent “to a cliff.” The statement comes amid a bitter dispute between the two countries. Cavusoglu was speaking … Continue reading

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Police: Ohio officer, man hit by gunfire amid drug search

Mail.com COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer was shot in the hip in Ohio’s capital city at a home where the gunfire suspect was arrested and another man was shot in the leg. Columbus police say a 22-year-old … Continue reading

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2 federal judges find new Trump travel ban discriminatory

Mail.com GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Rejecting arguments from the government that President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was substantially different from the first one, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order from taking effect as scheduled on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Trump budget slashes agencies to focus on wall, defense

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on … Continue reading

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LA County sheriff to spend $300k on gold belt buckles for deputies

RT Amid a staffing shortage and regular budget deficits of $250 million, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on cosmetic changes for his deputies’ uniforms. McDonnell insists the change is important to maintaining … Continue reading

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Official: Sanders shares blame for minors voting in primary

Mail.com MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials on Tuesday blamed undertrained poll workers and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ social media posts for dozens of instances in which 17-year-olds managed to vote in last year’s state presidential primary. A commission report … Continue reading

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911 dispatcher in Tamir Rice case suspended for 8 days

Mail.com CLEVELAND (AP) — A 911 dispatcher who took a call that led to a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy outside a recreation center has been suspended for eight days. Police Chief Calvin Williams found … Continue reading

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Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a special warrant that allows the government to … Continue reading

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California man blasted with fire hose & fatally shot by police identified

RT Police in Orange County, California, shot and killed a man after spraying him with a high-pressure water hose. They say he barricaded himself in his car and pulled a knife. The identity of the man, a 33-year-old father of … Continue reading

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Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct 8 executions

Mail.com LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for four double executions that will put eight men to death … Continue reading

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In Ky. coal country, a potential embrace of nuclear power

Mail.com FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs, but even the country’s third-largest coal producer appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback. Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable: … Continue reading

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Storm clobbers the Northeast after weeks of mild weather

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — A sloppy late-season storm lashed the Northeast with sleet and more than a foot of snow in some places Monday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into … Continue reading

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