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Arrest Warrant Issued for Red Bull Heir

April 28, 2017 |

A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident , moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012 crash…
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Trump Has Big Decision to Make on Secret JFK Files

April 28, 2017 |

A happy day for historians and conspiracy theorists could be right around the corner. A 1992 law mandated that all materials related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination be maintained in a single collection—and that those documents that had been kept secret be released 25 years later. That would…
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Trump Won’t Get One Vote He Wanted by 100-Day Mark

April 28, 2017 |

The House won’t vote on Republican legislation scuttling much of ObamaCare until at least next week, a GOP leader said Thursday. The decision deals a setback to the White House, which has pressured congressional Republicans to pass the bill by Saturday—President Trump’s 100th day in office. “As soon as…
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Trump Says He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’

April 28, 2017 |

President Trump has been the most powerful person in the world for almost 100 days, and he seems to be finding it kind of a drag, according to a Reuters interview. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump said in what Reuters describes as a…
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Coulter Supporters Rally After Berkeley No-Show

April 28, 2017 |

Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley Thursday night, where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America’s free speech movement. The conservative pundit’s canceled appearance at the University of…
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Leading Atlanta Lawyer Charged With Wife’s Murder

April 28, 2017 |

A leading Atlanta attorney who claimed he accidentally shot his wife after dozing off has been charged with her murder. Claud “Tex” McIver, who was initially charged with reckless misconduct and involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 25, 2016 death of Diane McIver, was hit with new charges Thursday including malice…
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Browns Choose Garrett With No. 1 Draft Pick

April 28, 2017 |

No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed by the crowd in Philadelphia, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns. “C’mon, Philly, C’mon,” Goodell said Thursday night amid the boos, not even wincing at the reception. Moments later, he was back…
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Coca-Cola: Mouse Not Decomposed Enough to Have Been in Can

April 28, 2017 |

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola, saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $ 1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill, the AP reports. Coca-Cola attorneys contend the mouse should have been more decomposed because…
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Arkansas Executes Man for 1999 Murder

April 28, 2017 |

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05pm, 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit…
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Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect VA Whistleblowers

April 28, 2017 |

President Trump says he sent a “strong message” Thursday by signing an executive order that creates an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the AP reports. Trump says through the new office people “who fail our veterans” will be held accountable for the first…
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