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Immigrant mother who sought sanctuary in church granted deportation stay

A Connecticut housekeeper and mother of four who sought sanctuary in a New Haven church has been granted an emergency stay of a deportation order that would have returned her to her native Guatemala.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:00 pm

The Latest: Lawyer: Teen 'broken apart' over sister's death

The Latest on a California teen charged in a fatal crash livestreamed on Instagram (all times local): 1:55 p.m.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:47 pm

Bible verse plaque displayed at Tennessee police department to be moved

A Bible passage displayed at police headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, is going to be moved after the East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) filed a complaint.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:45 pm

Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter

Authorities are investigating after police shot and critically wounded a 16-year-old boy outside of an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:44 pm

Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."
Author: ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:36 pm

The Latest: House backs funds for lawmakers' security - Washington Post


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The Latest: House backs funds for lawmakers' security
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his recovery. (all times local):. 6:30 p.m.. The House has voted in favor of allowing lawmakers to use taxpayer funds to beef up security at their homes. The unanimous ...
Six weeks after Alexandria shooting, Rep. Steve Scalise is discharged from the hospitalLos Angeles Times
Rep. Scalise Released From Hospital 6 Weeks After ShootingNPR
Steve Scalise Released From the HospitalThe Atlantic
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:36 pm

Latest: 13 immigrants from truck held as potential witnesses

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Officials say a 19-year-old Guatemalan citizen who was among 10 immigrants who died after riding in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer had graduated from high school in Virginia and was recently deported from the U.S. after legal trouble.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:35 pm

Man and his mother sent to prison for sex trafficking

A man and his mother were sentenced to prison Wednesday for running a sex-trafficking business, the first people to be convicted of such charges in South Carolina.
Author: JEFFREY COLLINS
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:23 pm

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its historic desegregation, officials announced Wednesday.
Author: TAFI MUKUNYADZI
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:23 pm

Four killed in small plane crash outside Salt Lake City

Four people were killed when a small plane crashed on I-15 northbound at Riverdale Rd. in Weber County Wednesday afternoon.
Author: Fox 13 Salt Lake City
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:21 pm

Missing man feared linked to search for armed suspect

Authorities are concerned that a report of a missing man may be related to the hunt for an armed suspect believed to be in a national forest in North Carolina.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:12 pm

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

A Mississippi man charged with killing eight people is set to make a court appearance.
Author: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:10 pm

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a California teen who livestreamed a car accident on Instagram that killed her younger sister.
Author: SCOTT SMITH
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:06 pm

Border patrol agent who's seen -- and caught -- it all now being forced into retirement

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Peter Dame has seen – and caught - it all along the the San Clement corridor of Interstate 5, including mothers smuggling cash to the Mexican drug cartels and secret loads of hidden heroin, cocaine and meth worth massive amounts of money heading north into the U.S.
Author: Joseph Kolb
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:00 pm

Rabbi at center of abuse scandal charged with sexual assault

A rabbi who founded a Connecticut school and is the center of an abuse scandal there has turned himself in to police to face charges of sexually assaulting a minor.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:44 pm

Lawyer: No bribe money earmarked for US in oligarch case

A Chicago lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch charged in an international bribery case says new claims that some bribe money was earmarked for people in the U.S. are false.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:38 pm

The Republican health care strategy: Pass bill first, fix it later - CNN


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The Republican health care strategy: Pass bill first, fix it later
CNN
Washington (CNN) Congressional Republicans have a simple plan to get an Obamacare repeal and replace bill to President Donald Trump: Keep kicking the can down the road. House Republicans made the argument they needed to pass a bill so the ...
Senate rejects measure to repeal much of the Affordable Care ActWashington Post
Bare bones repeal plan gains steam in SenateThe Hill
'Skinny' Obamacare repeal still lacks votes to passPolitico
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:32 pm

ACLU vows lawsuit against President Trump's transgender policy for military

A leading civil liberties group is vowing to challenge President Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.
Author: William Mears
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:23 pm

Sex abuse victims seek help to track ex-priest's whereabouts

Men who say they were raped by a Catholic priest at the center of the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal say they're worried for children's safety once he's released from prison this week.
Author: DENISE LAVOIE
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:16 pm

Flint's water quality improving; 5 resource sites to close

Michigan will close five of the nine locations where Flint residents have been getting free bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and testing kits because the city's water quality is improving.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:09 pm

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.
Author: JULIE CARR SMYTH
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:58 pm

NAACP, Airbnb aim to get more minorities to rent homes

The NAACP is teaming up with Airbnb to encourage more minorities to rent out their homes through the short-term rental service.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:55 pm

Michelle Obama rises above racist jabs to empower women - CNN International


CNN International

Michelle Obama rises above racist jabs to empower women
CNN International
(CNN) You can't deny it. Michelle Obama shattered a glass ceiling when she became the first black first lady in the United States. In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, the former first lady was asked which shards of glass had ...
She was a historic first lady, but Michelle Obama says some never saw past 'my skin color'Washington Post
Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks that She Faced While in the White House 'Cut the Deepest'The Root
Centennial student has honor of introducing ObamaPueblo Chieftain
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:34 pm

Which Hunt Is The Witch Hunt? - HuffPost


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Which Hunt Is The Witch Hunt?
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The President of the United States, who is obsessed with calling any investigation of his administration or campaign organization a “Witch Hunt,” is, himself, engaged in a witch hunt of the most nefarious, Constitutionally-dangerous, and shameful kind.
How Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts could put AT&T's CEO in a tricky spotWashington Post
What the Scouts taught me: An Eagle Scout tries to teach Trump a thing or two about honorNew York Daily News
Colbert mocks Trump speech with new Boy Scout oathThe Hill (blog)
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:34 pm

King Cobras In A Can: Deadly Snakes Arrive In US, Shipped As Potato Chips - NPR


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King Cobras In A Can: Deadly Snakes Arrive In US, Shipped As Potato Chips
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Suspicious that a package shipped from Hong Kong might contain smuggled animals, U.S. agents who opened the package found three live king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip cans. The man who was to receive the package outside Los Angeles has ...
King cobra snakes found hidden inside mailed potato chip cansCBS News
Cobras in potato chip cans lead to man's arrest on smuggling chargesCNN
These potato chip cans held a surprise: Smuggled king cobrasWashington Post
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:40 pm

Ohio carries out first execution since 2014 - CNN


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Ohio carries out first execution since 2014
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(CNN) Ohio executed death row inmate Ronald Phillips by lethal injection Wednesday, the state's first execution in more than three years. Phillips, 43, was put to death at 10:43 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Lucasville. He was ...
After Three-Year Hiatus, Ohio Carries Out An ExecutionNPR
Ohio executes Ronald Phillips, resuming lethal injections after three-year breakWashington Post
Lethal Injection Execution of Ohio Child Killer 'Too Easy,' Victim's Family SaysNewsweek
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:40 pm

The Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump's Transgender Ban - The New Yorker


The New Yorker

The Cruelty and Cynicism of Trump's Transgender Ban
The New Yorker
Today's outrage—they seem to come at least once daily—doesn't merely reflect Trump's low character. Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP. Nearly a half century ago, young Donald Trump—a Wharton graduate, and an avid player of squash, ...
The Hill's 12:30 ReportThe Hill
UPDATE 1-Trump bans transgender people from the US military, via TwitterReuters
Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits cost twice as much as all transgender military medical expensesThe Daily Dot
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:47 pm

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest - Washington Post


Washington Post

Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan. Wasserman Schultz spokesman David ...
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Aide Arrested Trying to Flee the CountryNBCNews.com
Wasserman Schultz kept paying tech expert suspected of stealing House computersMiami Herald
Wasserman Schultz hit with criticism over aide arrested while trying to leave USSun Sentinel
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 3:49 pm

An NYPD officer was ambushed and killed in 2014. His wife just gave birth to their daughter. - Washington Post


Washington Post

An NYPD officer was ambushed and killed in 2014. His wife just gave birth to their daughter.
Washington Post
Many people saw Pei Xia Chen for the first time at one of her most difficult moments. In December 2014, her husband, New York City police officer Wenjian Liu, and his partner, Rafael Ramos, were ambushed and killed in their patrol car. At Liu's funeral ...
NYPD officer's widow gives birth to their childCNN
NYPD cop's daughter is born three years after his deathNew York Post
Widow of slain NYPD cop gives birth to their daughter more than 2 years after his deathCBS News
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 2:08 pm

Republican Party, Jeff Sessions, North Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Author: CHRIS STANFORD
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:45 am

AP Top Stories July 26 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday, July 26th: Senate rejects measure to repeal much of Obamacare; Trump promotes merit-based immigration plan; Jerusalem Muslim leader says Muslims avoiding shrine in protest; Fires burn almost 400 sq. miles in Montana.
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:42 am

Trump: Only Lincoln 'more Presidential'

President Donald Trump told a rally in Youngstown, Ohio that he can be more Presidential than anyone else who has been President, "with the exception of the late, great, Abraham Lincoln." (July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:22 am

Trump describes merit-based immigration system

President Donald Trump described for a rally in Youngstown, Ohio a merit-based immigration system that he says he's working on with two Republican Senators. Trump said it would allow people who have "worked really really hard" into the US.(July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:21 am

'Detroit': 'It's about time that the truth is told'

Director Kathryn Bigelow and Motown legend Martha Reeves appear at the premiere of "Detroit," a film portraying the 1967 riots in the city that Bigelow hopes will "build a bridge." (July 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:12 am

How scientists redesign DNA codes

Scientists at NYU are custom building yeast DNA to learn if they can create organisms with new and useful characteristics. (July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:10 am

Trump supporters, opponents demonstrate in Ohio

Supporters and opponents of President Trump demonstrated outside of his rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday. (July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:40 am

Raw: Fires burn 390 Sq. miles in eastern Montana

Four wildfires have burned 390 square miles of farmland and public land in eastern Montana. The four fires have burned at least 16 homes since lightning ignited them last Wednesday. (July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:36 am

After 50 Years, Detroit Unrest Remains Vivid

In this 360° video, travel through archival photographs to sites of one of the most destructive civil disturbances in American history and hear from a woman who witnessed it.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

New Ethics Head Has Clashed With Colleagues Over Rules

David J. Apol has sought to roll back or loosen ethics requirements on federal employees, and will face an early test when he makes a decision on Anthony Scaramucci.
Author: ERIC LIPTON
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch

The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.
Author: THOMAS KAPLAN
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate

California wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions more than even President Barack Obama had proposed. But can the state pull it off, or will it falter?
Author: BRAD PLUMER
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

Who Wants to Run That Mom-and-Pop Market? Almost No One

Across the country, old-fashioned grocery stores, like the oldest business in Colorado, are among the most endangered of small-town businesses.
Author: JULIE TURKEWITZ
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:00 am

Forces Align Against a New Military Branch to ‘Win Wars’ in Space

The Space Corps, which would be created within the Air Force, has formidable skeptics, including the defense secretary and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Author: EMILY COCHRANE
Posted: July 26, 2017, 7:00 am

Coast Guard Shelves Plans to Shut Down Potomac Near a Trump Resort

A public outcry led the Coast Guard to ease a security zone at Trump National Golf Club on the river for boats, kayaks and other watercraft.
Author: AVANTIKA CHILKOTI
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:15 am

Justice Dept. Nominee Says He Worked on Russian Bank’s Trump-Related Inquiry

President Trump’s nominee for a top Justice Department role said he would not have done work for the bank had he known for sure that he would be tapped by the administration.
Author: CHARLIE SAVAGE
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:14 am

Sessions Once Again Threatens Sanctuary Cities

The attorney general told cities and states they could lose millions of dollars in federal grants unless they cooperate with immigration agents.
Author: VIVIAN YEE and REBECCA R. RUIZ
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:11 am

Rancher recounts 'unreal' fire, needs food for 'shocked' cattle

Montana and much of the nation has responded to help locals find their footing after fire.
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:30 am

Today in History for July 26th

Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman orders desegregation of U.S. Military; Cuba's Fidel Castro attacks Moncada barracks; Argentina's Eva Peron dies; Playwright George Bernard Shaw and rock star Mick Jagger born. (July 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:12 am

Manafort subpoenaed by judiciary panel

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met behind closed doors Tuesday morning with the Senate intelligence committee, Manafort's spokesman Jason Maloni told CNN, as a separate Senate committee announced it has subpoenaed the former Trump aide.
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Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:04 am

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