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Ex-policeman charged with decades-old serial killings

California Serial Killer

A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from...


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Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, two people familiar with the case said Thursday. Joan Illuzzi-...


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The Latest: MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue

Massachusetts Gambling MGM

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on MGM’s plans to open a casino in Massachusetts (all times local): 1 p.m. Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn’s Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said Thursday it would have to be...


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The Latest: Judge appoints former judge as special master

Trump Lawyer Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on maneuvers by lawyers trying to negotiate who will get to view materials seized in April 9 raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A New York federal judge says she is appointing a former Manhattan federal...


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Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to public

Lynching Memorial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings...


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EPA's Scott Pruitt pushes back at tough questions as hearing begin on Capitol Hill

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With his status at the Environmental Protection Agency increasingly on the line, Administrator Scott Pruitt faced a tough grilling Thursday morning on Capitol Hill but was unapologetic about his leadership and activities. “I have to take the...


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Rep. Pelosi defends party intervention in Democratic primaries

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Calif., defended her party’s electoral operation on Thursday, after a candidate in a contested Colorado primary released audio tape of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Md., urging him to quit the race. “I don’t know that...


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Anger over banks' gun policies snags $600M road plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s plans to finance about $600 million in interstate projects have gotten tied up in a dispute over moves by two banking giants to restrict gun sales by their business customers. The State Bond Commission disagreed Thursday about how and if Louisiana should...


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Sen. Rand Paul's claim that cutting $13 billion a year would balance the budget

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “The bottom line has to equal 1 percent. A 1 percent cut each year is about $13 billion, actually balances the budget in five years."- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in an interview on CNN, April 17, 2018 --- Regular readers of The Fact Checker know that we long have looked...


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Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Ronny L. Jackson, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew from consideration Thursday amid mushrooming allegations of professional misconduct that raised questions about the White House vetting...


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