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Alex Jones responds to his Twitter ban by posting a 13-minute video to Twitter

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones responded to Twitter’s seven-day platform ban Wednesday by posting a video to Twitter in which he blasted the company for its ineffectual attempt to shut him down.<p>Twitter announced its decision late Tuesday, saying it had restricted Jones’ personal account after he …

Internet

New report details child sex abuse by more than 300 Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, but most will go unpunished

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a 1,356-page grand jury report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Tuesday, listing more than 300 accused clergy members, more than 1,000 child victims, and a systematic cover-up that lasted over seven decades.<p>State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said …

Child Abuse

Omarosa just dropped a bombshell claim about Trump, Hillary Clinton's emails and WikiLeaks

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed President Trump knew about stolen Hillary Clinton emails before they were released by WikiLeaks and that she’s been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>The new claims …

Donald Trump

Nebraska just carried out the nation's first fentanyl execution

UPDATE: Story updated at 12:22 p.m. with new information about the execution.<p>Carey Dean Moore, a 60-year-old who has been on Nebraska's death row for nearly four decades, just became the first inmate to be executed with an experimental drug cocktail including fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid …

Death Row

Immigrant teens were strapped to chairs and had bags put over their heads. Virginia just decided that’s not abuse.

Immigrant teens in a Virginia detention were strapped down to chairs and had mesh bags placed over their heads — but that doesn’t meet the state’s standards of abuse or neglect, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press.<p>“[Child Protective Services] completed its investigation into the …

Shenandoah

These families are at the mercy of pipeline companies that want to build across their backyards

Louisiana has over 100,000 miles of pipeline, and the most recent addition, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, is causing major headaches for homeowners along the route. Just like with the Dakota Access Pipeline, not everyone wants it crossing their backyard. Like Pat Trahan. When she raised concerns about …

Environment

Paul Manafort’s defense rests without calling a single witness

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — After two weeks of damning details brought by witnesses for the prosecution, legal analysts said Paul Manafort’s defense team needed a robust response.<p>Instead, Manafort’s team rested on Tuesday without calling a single witness.<p>The defense's short time at the helm of the trial …

Paul Manafort

Congressman “Iron Stache” may not happen after all

Once the great white working class hope of the Democratic Party, Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce is now slugging it out against teacher Cathy Myers to just become the Democratic nominee in Wisconsin’s first congressional district, the seat of retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan.<p>Both …

Government

The first person ever is about to be executed with fentanyl — and it’s not Scott Dozier

A murderer named Scott Dozier was expected to become the first inmate executed with the potent opioid, fentanyl. But now that title has shifted to 60-year-old Carey Dean Moore, who’s been on death row in Nebraska for nearly four decades.<p>Moore, who killed two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979, is set to …

Death Row

Chicago police left a "bait truck" full of Nikes in a predominantly black neighborhood

CHICAGO — The plain white freight truck had been roaming Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood when the word got out: The trailer was packed with brand-new Nikes, and cops were watching.<p>Three men were arrested when they took boxes off the truck in this mostly black neighborhood. A neighbor soon trained …

The "Road To Change" Tour: How Parkland students went from teens to activists

Six months after a gunman killed 17 of their classmates, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have become the most recognizable faces of the gun reform. And what started as a march on Washington, D.C. has now morphed into a movement with the same name: March for Our Lives.<p>The …

High School

20 things Trump misses about “the old days”

Nostalgia has been a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency.<p>From his penchant for 1980s power ties to the “make America great again” hat, Trump knows that he can capture his audience’s imagination by appealing to their memories of better times gone by.<p>This is also reflected …

Donald Trump

At least 22 people are dead after a bridge collapsed in Italy

A motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed in the throes of a heavy storm Tuesday and killed at least 22 people.<p>Here’s what we know so far.<p>A 200-meter section of the Morandi viaduct on the A10 toll motorway collapsed at around 11:30 a.m. local time (5.30 a.m. ET) during a torrential downpour in …

Italy

Everything we know about 5 adults who trained kids to carry out school shootings

Bail has been set for the five adults who kept two dozen children hostage in a dirty New Mexico compound to train them to use firearms to commit school shootings and other anti-government missions, and it's just $20,000 each.<p>Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the Georgia father of a missing boy, and four other …

New Mexico

Omarosa’s new tape reveals aides discussing how to "spin" Trump dropping the N-word

For the third day running, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has dropped a secretly recorded conversation to the media — this time directly contradicting claims by Trump officials that they ever discussed a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word on the set of “The Apprentice” more …

Donald Trump

Everything we know about the attack on London's Houses of Parliament

Three people were injured when a car hit pedestrians and cyclists before driving into a security barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.<p>Here’s what we know so far:<p>Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the U.K.’s leading counter …

Extremism

China is really not happy with Trump’s $716 billion defense spending bill

China has condemned the $716 billion defense spending bill signed by U.S. President Donald Trump Monday, claiming it “exaggerated Sino-U.S. antagonism.”<p>Beijing issued three separate statements about the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act inked by the president at Fort Drum, against …

Donald Trump

“My brain was fucked up”: This guy could be the first person to get amnesia from a fentanyl overdose

WINCHESTER, Massachusetts — A week before Max Meehan's 23rd birthday in 2012, he used what he thought was heroin and fell asleep on the couch. The next morning when he woke up, he couldn’t move his leg.<p>His lack of mobility turned out to be just a temporary pinched nerve, but what alarmed his …

Fentanyl

How Iran is countering Trump’s new sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Iran last week — completing his torching of the historic nuclear deal, and putting the Middle Eastern country in a tight spot.<p>But Iran knew it was coming, and devised a strategy to counter the sanctions.<p>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior …

South Asia

White man who shot and killed black father over parking spot has been charged after all

The white man who shot and killed a black man over a parking space in Florida will be charged with manslaughter after all, despite the sheriff’s office previously declining to pursue any charges due to the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.<p>Michael Drejka, the 47-year-old who killed …

Florida

Democrats now have a higher opinion of socialism than capitalism

“Thank you for your question but I have to say, we are capitalist”

Socialism

The FBI just fired Peter Strzok, the agent who sent those anti-Trump texts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation fired agent Peter Strzok — the agent who sent text messages critical of Donald Trump — on Friday, according to the Washington Post.<p>Strzok, who assisted in leading the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, exchanged the …

Donald Trump

Does Paul Manafort have one last ace up his sleeve?

“The defense has very few advantages in a trial.”<p>“The jury might not like them — but they don’t have to.”<p>“Chances are pretty good he’s going to get convicted.”

The accused Golden State Killer will finally be charged for his first murder

The alleged Golden State Killer is expected to be charged Monday for what investigators believe was the very first murder of his long killing spree, CBS News reports.<p>Joseph DeAngelo is accused of fatally shooting Claude Snelling in Visalia, California, in 1975 when Snelling attempted to save his …

Golden State Killer

A digital birth control app blamed for dozens of pregnancies just got FDA approval

A mobile app that bills itself as “digital birth control” has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but it’s still under investigation in Sweden and the United Kingdom for resulting in dozens of unwanted pregnancies.<p>The app, Natural Cycles, costs about $80 per year …

Deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison denies ugly domestic abuse claim coming days before his primary

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison has denied he abused his ex-girlfriend, an accusation that surfaced just a few days before Ellison’s primary battle on Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general.<p>On Saturday, Austin Monahan, the son of Ellison’s ex Karen Monahan, wrote a lengthy Facebook post …

Domestic Abuse

Trump called Nepal “nipple” in a meeting with India’s prime minister, report says

President Donald Trump has a habit of referring to countries not by their names. First, he declared a host of African nations “shitholes.” Then, he changed Nepal to “nipple” and Bhutan to “button” in a meeting with India’s prime minister, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told …

Donald Trump

Baltimore cop resigns after video shows him repeatedly pummeling a man in the head

A Baltimore police officer has resigned following the release of a video that showed him repeatedly beating and punching a man who doesn’t appear to be fighting back.<p>The 30-second video shows the cop, a black man, begin punching another black man in the head. The man attempts to move away from the …

Justice

Omarosa's secretly recorded White House tapes are a major security breach

Former “Apprentice” contestant and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released another secretly recorded tape Monday, in which Donald Trump claimed in a phone call that he was unaware she had been fired the previous day by Chief of Staff John Kelly.<p>“Omarosa? Omarosa what’s going on? I just …

Donald Trump

The U.S. is trying to bully Britain to side with Trump on Iran

Britain should back the United States in its dispute over the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the U.K. warned ­Sunday — threatening British companies with “serious consequences” if they continued to trade with Tehran.<p>Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, U.S. ambassador Woody Johnson said …

Donald Trump