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Mom Tracks Down Daughter Trapped in Terrifying Wreck

June 17, 2019 |

A North Carolina mom is calling it a “miracle” after technology helped her find her missing daughter—who was trapped in a 25-foot ditch with serious injuries, the Charlotte Observer reports. Catrina Cramer Alexander says she got worried on June 7 when her 17-year-old daughter, Macy Smith, missed curfew and…
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Ex-Judge’s Reputation Takes So Many Hits, It’s Hard to Begin

June 17, 2019 |

The media spotlight is falling on a former Ohio judge who’s been outed as an alcoholic and linked to an alleged sex trafficking ring, USA Today reports. Over 2,700 cases overseen by William Marshall, a common pleas judge for 15 years, might be reconsidered in light of his behavior….
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Surprise Candidates Surge in Latest Dem Polling

June 17, 2019 |

A poll out of South Carolina reflects what’s going on nationally: Joe Biden’s numbers are dipping while Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are gaining ground—but not enough to take his place, the Post and Courier reports. Biden still holds a 20-point lead in the upcoming…
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Trump Campaign Fires Pollsters Over ‘Fake Numbers’

June 16, 2019 |

President Trump’s re-election campaign is saying sayonara to some of its own pollsters after their bad-news data leaked in recent days, NBC News reports. Trump denied this week that such polls exist, but now a campaign source says certain internal pollsters are getting the ax. “We are winning in every…
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Farmer Crushed by Flooding: ‘Everybody’s So Down’

June 16, 2019 |

Illinois farmers gathered to tell their tales of woe Thursday at—of all places—The Happy Spot. With heavy rains and record floods forcing them to leave millions of acres unseeded, corn farmers gathered with sellers of equipment, chemicals, and seed at the Deer Grove restaurant to swap stories over…
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Israeli Settlement Gets New Name That Trump Will Love

June 16, 2019 |

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the AP reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a settlement named after President Trump in a gesture…
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Women’s Soccer Team Reacts Differently This Time

June 16, 2019 |

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the US in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women’s World Cup champions to the round of 16, the AP reports. The Americans were criticized after their record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand when players celebrated goals even…
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Estimated 2M Hit the Streets of Hong Kong

June 16, 2019 |

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony, the AP reports. Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7…
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Boeing CEO Uses the Word ‘Mistake’

June 16, 2019 |

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the US aircraft maker tries to get the grounded model back in…
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‘He Had a Gun Drawn’: Parents Arrested With 2 Young Children

June 16, 2019 |

A Phoenix couple wants $ 10 million after being arrested at gunpoint with their two small children, apparently over a stolen doll—and bystander videos don’t look great for police, CNN reports. Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, say they didn’t see their 4-year-old daughter steal a doll from a…
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