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Family of Jose Segovia Benitez
October 18, 2019 - 5:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- A veteran who served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and two tours in Iraq is facing imminent deportation to El Salvador -- a country he left when he was 3 years old -- over felony convictions despite being a legal permanent resident. While his lawyer and advocates say they are...
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October 18, 2019 - 5:27 am
(SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.) -- A California police officer was placed on administrative leave this week after video appeared to show him threatening a group of teen skaters at gunpoint, authorities said Thursday. Cellphone footage showed the off-duty Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy pointing a...
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Courtesy Kay Keller Maurer
October 18, 2019 - 5:21 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The United States Marine Corps corrected the identity of another one of the six men raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi in an iconic photo taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, after new evidence was provided by three amateur historians. A Marine Corps board reviewed...
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October 17, 2019 - 4:21 pm
(NEW ORLEANS) -- Multiple victims injured in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans filed a lawsuit on Thursday against five companies involved in the construction of the building. The lawsuit alleges that cost-cutting measures led to the use of inferior materials and that the companies were...
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North Carolina Department of Public Safety
October 17, 2019 - 12:24 pm
(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety sent out an Amber Alert for Nevia Maihyanna Nixon, of Fayetteville, on Thursday morning. Nixon was last seen on Sept. 25 along the 600 block of Welsh Place...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:53 am
(NEW YORK) -- Deaths by suicide among correctional officers so far in 2019 have tied the highest total ever recorded, according to the head of their union. Year to date, 13 cases have been documented. "We're on course for an all-time record of suicide of staff," Shane Fausey, the new CPL-33...
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October 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
(CHICAGO) -- Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers went on strike Thursday, fighting for working conditions "that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve." The strike follows months of failed negotiations between teachers and the city's public school...
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October 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
(KATY, Texas) -- A 29-year-old man was shot dead by intruders in his Texas home, though his wife and young children, who were also there, escaped without injury, authorities said. Authorities rushed to the house in Katy, near Houston, just after midnight Wednesday morning, where they found...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
AP News Staff
October 17, 2019 - 9:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was...
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ABC News
October 17, 2019 - 7:14 am
(NEW YORK) -- Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor'easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds. In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire Capt. Rob Reardon told ABC News, "This whole town got hit...
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