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Sandy Hook Parents Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

Suits against the Infowars host keep piling up.<p>Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and “crisis actors.”<p>Now, those parents …

Comey on Trump calling for him to be jailed: 'This is not OK'

The former FBI director also said he will 'never run for office. Not even a close call.'<p>James Comey on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s presidency as a threat to bedrock American values, warning that the president's calls for Comey to be jailed could erode the rule of law.<p>The former FBI director, …

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After Stephon Clark’s death, new videos show police muted body cameras at least 16 times

The Sacramento Police Department on Monday released dozens of videos related to the Stephon Clark killing — new material that showed officers muting their body-worn cameras at least 16 times, raising more questions about police action in the moments after the fatal shooting of the unarmed black man.<p>…

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Lawsuit alleges 'forced labor' in immigrant detention

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new class-action lawsuit alleges the private company behind one of the nation's largest immigrant detention centers makes millions in profits while forcing detainees to work for meager wages.<p>Detainees at the Stewart Detention Center in south Georgia generally make between $1 and $4 a day …

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Arson suspected in fire damaging historic landmark at Joshua Tree National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Officials are opening an arson investigation into a fire at Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.<p>The fire, which began Monday night, is under investigation by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the park service …

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Six days after a ransomware cyberattack, Atlanta officials are filling out forms by hand

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Residents can't pay their water bill or their parking tickets. Police and other employees are having to write out their reports by hand. And court proceedings for people who are not in police custody are canceled until computer systems are functioning properly again.<p>More than six …

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Deadline Nears For Elections Scott Walker Doesn't Want To Hold

Following a string of GOP losses in special elections nationwide, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is locked in a battle with prominent Democrats over Walker's refusal to call elections for two vacant state legislative districts.<p>Walker faces a court-ordered deadline of Thursday to call …

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She was Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc.’ Now she’s accused of plotting a coup in Kiev.

KIEV, Ukraine — Two years ago, Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who had been taken prisoner by pro-Russian forces in the country’s east, returned from captivity to a tumultuous hero’s welcome.<p>Today she is once again behind bars — only this time she has been put there by Ukrainian …

All 22 female senators call on Congress to combat sexual harassment

In letter senators say they felt ‘disappointment that the Senate has failed to enact meaningful reforms’ to how complaints are handled<p>The Senate must begin debating legislation helping people who work in Congress pursue claims of sexual harassment or discrimination, all 22 female senators said on …

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White House calls police shootings of African-Americans a 'local matter'

The shooting deaths of African-Americans by police officers that have prompted nationwide racial tensions are local matters to be dealt with by local authorities, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at her Wednesday press briefing.<p>”Certainly a terrible incident. This …

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The Latest: UK police: Ex-spy likely poisoned at front door

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain (all times local):10:50 p.m.British police say they believe a Russian ex-spy …

Trump Aide Spoke During Campaign to Associate Tied to Russian Intelligence

WASHINGTON — A top Trump campaign official had repeated communications during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential race with a business associate tied to Russian intelligence, according to a document released on Tuesday by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the …

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U.N. Security Council condemns Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned a barrage of missile attacks against Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi group and expressed grave concern at reports of violations of an U.N. arms embargo on Houthi leaders.<p>FILE PHOTO: A guard walks in the yard of a …

D.C., Maryland can proceed with lawsuit alleging Trump violated emoluments clauses

A federal judge ruled that the District of Columbia and Maryland may proceed with a lawsuit against President Trump alleging that Trump’s business dealings have violated the Constitution’s ban on receiving improper “emoluments,” or payments, from individual states and foreign governments.<p>The …

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Shooter had sought healing from California vets center

When Albert Wong returned from an Army deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, he knew it had affected him. He had trouble adjusting to regular life, …

South Koreans express skepticism over Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL, South Korea — Choe Sunhee was 13 when the Korean War began in 1950.<p>Like many South Koreans, over the last seven decades Choe has witnessed the division of his country, the fall autocratic leaders, and the rise of nuclear weapons — all under the omnipresent threat of a new war with the brutal …

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Sergei Skripal: Russia links attempted murder to deaths of Kremlin enemies

Embassy issues provocative tweet as Cobra meeting hears that case involves 250 counter-terror police and 200 witnesses<p>Russia stepped up its war of words with Britain on Saturday as its embassy in London linked the attempted murder of double agent Sergei Skripal to the deaths of three exiled enemies …

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The Trump Administration Is Arguing It Can Keep Information About The Trans Military Ban Secret

Asked in a pending lawsuit to turn over information about Trump's tweeted claim that he consulted with "Generals and military experts" before announcing the ban, the Justice Department is raising executive privilege to try to keep that information secret — incorrectly, a federal judge said in a …

Three clues that today’s proposed Pennsylvania map is still a gerrymander

An image of the Pennsylvania legislature’s proposed Congressional map has been released. It appears to be nominally in compliance with the …

'Collateral arrests' by ICE amount to racial profiling, violate immigrants' rights, lawyers say

They burst into View Park Automotive in South Los Angeles carrying semi-automatic weapons and wearing vests that simply read "police."<p>Four men, including Juan Hernandez Cuevas, were handcuffed and taken away.<p>Hernandez, 46, said he had no idea which law enforcement agency had just arrested him — or …

Climate Change Strikes U.S. Military Bases

Once more, the administration of President Trump seems puzzled about how seriously – if at all – it should regard how climate effects strike US …

‘A small victory for sanity in a lunatic world’: Trump’s extreme environmental nominee is out

Kathleen Hartnett White tried to put a positive spin on rising carbon emissions.<p>After increased scrutiny on her history of fringe anti-science …

A Recent Ice Age Was Triggered by a Firestorm Bigger Than The One That Killed The Dinosaurs

It lasted 1,000 years.<p>In a hugely detailed and comprehensive new study, researchers have painted a picture of how around a tenth of Earth's surface …

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …

Workplace wellness programs aren't working, new research finds

Workplace wellness programs have two main goals: improve employees' health and lower their employers' healthcare costs. They're not very good at either, new research finds.<p>For the study, 3,300 employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were given a year of access to iThrive, a …

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to withdraw its nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change skeptic, to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House …

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Fearing Checkpoints, Undocumented Immigrants Cut Off From Medical Care

The detention of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy in South Texas last month for immigration violations spotlights a harsh reality of the borderlands. Undocumented immigrants who live north of the border, but south of a string of Border Patrol checkpoints, say they feel trapped. They fear …

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Mark Morris | Cinematographer | Filmmaker

Posted on October 27, 2017 by<p>For nearly 80 years scenic backdrops were painted for movies in this studio on the MGM lot. In the left corner, a …

Declassified documents say US knew Sputnik was soon to orbit

WASHINGTON (AP) — News bulletin in 1957: Sputnik stuns the world. CIA in 2017: Not really.<p>The CIA released newly declassified documents on Wednesday …

Judge won't release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government's efforts to deport him.<p>Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, struggled with drug addiction, homelessness …