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Sen. Collins: No Way I’m Backing Trump’s Nominee

June 15, 2019 |

Sen. Susan Collins is raising media eyebrows with her opposition to one of President Trump’s federal judicial nominations, the Washington Post reports. The Maine Republican said Friday she won’t back federal nominee Matthew Kacsmaryk, who has severely criticized gay and transgender people, as a district judge in the Northern District…
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Off-Duty Police Officer Opened Fire at Costco

June 15, 2019 |

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer discharged his firearm during a Costco shootout Friday evening that killed one person and injured three others, the AP reports. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who fired shots inside the Southern California store Friday night or…
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11 Years Later, Full Scope of a Music Disaster Is Revealed

June 15, 2019 |

Some of history’s most important music recordings were destroyed a decade ago. That’s according to New York Times Magazine , which reports that a 2008 blaze at Universal Studios Hollywood was far more devastating than previously reported. Flames didn’t just destroy movies and TV shows already copied to digital format , but…
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DNA Triggers Trial in 1987 Killing of Canadian Couple

June 15, 2019 |

Jurors in Washington state on Friday heard about the mysterious final days of a young Canadian couple killed in 1987—as well as the novel method authorities used to finally make an arrest three decades later, the AP reports. William Earl Talbott II was arrested last year and charged with…
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Passengers Subdue Screaming Man on Plane

June 15, 2019 |

Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff and began smashing at an oxygen mask box and then a cabin window, before pushing flight attendants aside and rushing toward the cockpit, the AP reports. Associated Press…
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Oil Tanker Owner: It Didn’t Happen That Way

June 15, 2019 |

The owner of an oil tanker attacked near the Strait of Hormuz is pushing back against the US version of events, NBC News reports. The president of the company that owns the Kokuka Courageous, one of two tankers targeted Thursday in a politically charged incident, says the Japanese vessel was…
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Ex-Student Fights College Over Fate of Alleged Rapist

June 15, 2019 |

The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was, the AP reports. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome…
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Amanda Knox Targets the Media

June 15, 2019 |

Taking the stage Saturday at an Italian conference on justice, Amanda Knox accused the media of having built a false narrative around her during her yearslong murder trial and appeals process, depicting her as guilty even though she was eventually acquitted, the AP reports. The former exchange student from the…
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Cops: We Found Heavily Armed Man Outside Elementary School

June 15, 2019 |

New Jersey police responding to a call from cops in a neighboring state say they found a 46-year-old man with a loaded firearm and dozens of rounds of ammo outside an elementary school, putting the school in lockdown. ABC News reports on the incident that took place Thursday afternoon, when…
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5 Hurt After ‘Crazy’ Accident at US Open

June 15, 2019 |

“It was crazy.” That’s how one witness describes to Golf.com the chaos that erupted at the US Open on Friday after an unmanned golf cart ran amok and slammed into a group of spectators, injuring five. The Californian reports that the incident at the Pebble Beach golf course in…
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