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ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. Read More

Shooting followed dispute in Walmart checkout lines, police say

A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said tonight. Read More

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled today. Read More

Chemist whose deportation flight was halted in Hawaii will get full hearing

An immigration appeals board has ruled to provide a new day in court for Syed A. Jamal, the Lawrence, Kan., chemist whose arrest and near-deportation earlier this year for overstaying his visa sparked a grass-roots revolt. Read More
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Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse in Pennsylvania

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More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released today. Read More
 
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Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

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Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades today with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Read More

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure … your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help. Read More
 
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Glacier is latest U.S. park to be scorched by Western wildfires

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A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana’s Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. Read More

Seattle airport reviewing security after plane theft

The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. Read More

White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter today in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Read More
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FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said today. Read More

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled today toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. Read More
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Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

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A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds. Read More

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis defends Space Force reversal

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Read More

California wildfire is 41% contained, firefighters report

Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles of Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. Read More
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U.S. law says don’t take eagle feathers, but Andrew Cuomo did

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At an event last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe. In telling the story , the New York Democrat was unknowingly confessing a crime. Read More

Employees pose big potential danger to aviation, experts say

The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. Read More

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