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White House Defends Jackson, Quotes Obama

April 25, 2018 |

Hours after President Trump said he would understand if Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson bowed out, the administration made it clear it was going to continue supporting the White House physician—and even used Barack Obama to defend him. The White House released years of performance reviews, including one in…
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NAACP Calls Black Woman’s Waffle House Arrest ‘Troubling’

April 24, 2018 |

Georgia-based Waffle House Inc. on Monday defended police intervention at a restaurant where a black woman’s arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment. In a statement released by company spokesman Greg Rollings, Waffle House said it had information that “differs significantly” from claims by the woman, who is shown…
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Only After the 3rd Death in One House Did Things Unravel

April 24, 2018 |

The house at 3635 Pitch Pine Crescent in Mississauga, a city near Toronto, had been home to Bill and and Bridget Harrison since 1975—and it was the place where they and their adoptive son, Caleb, would all eventually die. In April 2009, Bridget—a “celebrated” teacher, principal, and then…
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Woman Pulls Up to Waffle House Crime Scene, Gives Birth

April 23, 2018 |

A bizarre incident at the scene of Sunday’s shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House that left four dead: As law enforcement authorities investigated hours after the shooting, a car pulled up to the restaurant. A division manager for the chain walked over and saw a woman inside—and a newborn…
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Waffle House Hero Wrested Gun Away From Shooter

April 23, 2018 |

James Shaw Jr, says he isn’t a hero but a lot of people—including police and survivors of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House—disagree. Shaw hid in a restroom when alleged gunman Travis Reinking opened fire and rushed him when there was a pause in the…
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Alleged Waffle House Killer Was Once Arrested at White House

April 23, 2018 |

A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking’s state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn’t be shared with his son. Police in Tennessee are searching for the 29-year-old Reinking, saying he’s suspected of fatally…
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White House Backs Funding Increase for World Bank

April 22, 2018 |

The Trump administration is setting aside its skepticism of big international institutions that manage the global economy, in part because it wants to use the World Bank as a counterweight to China’s growing international influence.
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Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought

April 22, 2018 |

At least four people were killed and several others were injured early Sunday when a naked gunman opened fired at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn., police said.
FOX News

White House Investigates Pruitt’s $43K Phone Booth

April 19, 2018 |

Scott Pruitt’s week isn’t getting any easier: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he is planning to investigate the embattled EPA chief’s activities, which include allegedly violating the law by spending $ 43,000 in taxpayer funds on a soundproof phone booth for his office, Politico reports. “We…
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Man With Knife, Rope Busted at Swift’s House

April 18, 2018 |

A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation. Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after…
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