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Trump to Pull US Out of Nuke Pact With Russia

October 20, 2018 |

President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement. The 1987 pact, which helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East, prohibits the United States and Russia…
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Study Finds US Cops Charged in 400 Rapes Over 9 Years

October 20, 2018 |

A disturbing study out of Bowling Green State University has found that US police officers were charged in hundreds of rapes over the course of less than a decade. Per CNN , researchers behind the findings concluded that cops were charged in 405 forcible rapes in the nine years between 2005…
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Scammers Ask School for $9M—and Get It

October 20, 2018 |

How do you get millions from a Canadian university? Just ask, apparently. An email to MacEwan University in Edmonton fooled school officials into paying a fraudster who quickly moved the money in a tangled laundering scheme, the Toronto Star reports. MacEwan received the June 2017 email amid complex construction plans…
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Girl Describes Finding Iron Age Sword in Swedish Lake

October 20, 2018 |

The 8-year-old girl who made sensational headlines after finding a pre-Viking sword in a Swedish lake has given her side of the story to the Guardian . In a first-person take, Saga Vanecek says she was in search of rocks to skim from the bottom of Lake Vidostern in the southern…
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Trump, Biden Rallies Put the Focus on Nevada

October 20, 2018 |

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday, the AP reports. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western states with an…
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Train Mows Down Crowd, Killing at Least 60

October 20, 2018 |

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, according to…
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Black Lawmaker: Gun Control Led to My Quitting

October 20, 2018 |

Vermont’s state legislature only had one female black lawmaker. Now, there are none—because Kiah Morris quit last month amid a rash of apparent vandalism, home invasions, and racially fueled threats. “There were individuals in the community and throughout the state that we were finding were parts of white supremacist…
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Texas Family Fights for Hand-Painted Election Sign

October 20, 2018 |

Is painting your lawn the same as putting up a sign? A Texas family says it is after painting “BETO” on their front yard—but their homeowner’s association wants the message removed, the Hill reports. Shannon Bennett and her husband say they painted the letters in support of Rep. Beto…
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‘Fireball-Like’ Sky Show Headed Our Way

October 20, 2018 |

The Orionids are back, and MLive.com says this weekend’s celestial display will be “beautiful” and “fireball-like.” Per Vox , the meteor shower will peak overnight Saturday into Sunday, blasting about 15 to 20 meteors per hour through the night sky. It will be easiest to see them after midnight up…
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In Court for His Sentencing Date, Manafort Looked … Different

October 20, 2018 |

Paul Manafort was there in a Virginia federal courtroom Friday to hear details on his sentencing, and his appearance seemed markedly different than the last time he was seen in public. NBC News notes the 69-year-old looked “visibly grayer,” and that he showed up, in a wheelchair, wearing a green…
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