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A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to orchestrating a scheme to fake his own death off the coa...
Brendan Kirby and Lacey Beasley, WALA

Mississippi man admits to faking death to avoid sexual battery charge

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday of attempting to fake his own death to escape a sexual battery charge.
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JOEY CAPPELLETTI and ED WHITE, Associated Press

2 men convicted in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020.
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Chris Boyette and Jason Hanna, CNN

An unidentified illness has killed dozens of dogs in Michigan

Officials in Michigan are trying to identify an illness that has killed dozens of dogs in the last month in the northern and central parts of the state's Lower Peninsula.
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Associated Press

Former Twitter security chief files whistleblower complaints

A former head of security at Twitter has filed whistleblower complaints with U.S. officials, alleging that the company misled regulators about its cybersecurity defenses and its problems with fake accounts.
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FILE: Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is seen on Feb. 10, 2021 in Palm Beach, Flo...
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Trump seeks special master to review Mar-a-Lago documents

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump have asked a federal judge to prevent the FBI from continuing to review documents recovered from his Florida estate until a neutral special master can be appointed.
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Colorado State Senator Kevin Priola, formally a Republican, but now a Democrat. (Colorado State Web...
JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press

Colorado GOP senator becomes Democrat, cites vote falsehoods

Citing alarm toward the Republican Party’s widespread embrace of 2020 election conspiracies, a moderate GOP Colorado state senator has switched his affiliation to Democrat.
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BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press

Son of ex-Alaska lawmaker faces charges in father’s death

The son of a former Alaska lawmaker faces charges of manslaughter and evidence tampering in the death of his father, former state Rep. Dean Westlake.
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Law enforcement officers respond to the scene of a triple shooting in Atlanta. (WGCL via CNN)...
Amanda Watts, CNN

Police catch suspect after 2 killed, another wounded in Midtown Atlanta shootings

Two people have died following multiple shootings in Midtown Atlanta and a female suspect was detained at the airport, police department officials said Monday.
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In a Webb NIRCam composite image, Jupiter's Great Red Spot (lower right) appears white. (NASA/ESA/C...
Madeline Holcombe, CNN

See Jupiter through the eyes of the world’s most powerful telescope

Rainbow auroras, giant storms and far-off galaxies are all on display in the latest images of Jupiter from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
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Elon Musk has subpoenaed former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as part of his effort to fight a lawsuit fr...
Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business

Elon Musk subpoenas former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as legal battle heats up

Elon Musk has subpoenaed former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as part of his effort to fight a lawsuit from the company attempting to force the billionaire to move forward with their $44 billion acquisition deal.
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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 01: People vote at the Carver Branch Library on March 1, 2022 in Austin, Texas. ...
PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

Election staff abruptly quits, upending rural Texas county

The entire elections staff in a rural Texas county has quit less than three months before November's midterm elections saying threats and harassment drove them out of the job
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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 22: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz loo...
CNN

Parkland gunman searched internet for info on mass shootings for months, testimony says

(CNN) -- For months leading up to the Parkland massacre, Nikolas Cruz searched the internet for information and videos about mass shootings, leaving behind YouTube comments expressing his desire to "kill people," according to testimony in the penalty phase of his trial.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 22, 202...
DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers

Stocks fall broadly on Wall Street, extending market losses

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street, extending the market’s losses amid worries about inflation and the path ahead for the economy.
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Authorities believe a body found in a Northern California reservoir is that of 16-year-old Kiely Ro...
SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

Body found in reservoir believed to be California teen

A body found in a Northern California reservoir is believed to be that of 16-year-old Kiely Rodni, who went missing weeks ago after attending a large party at a Sierra Nevada campground, authorities said Monday.
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McDonald's is testing the Chicken Big Mac in Miami. (McDonald's)...
CNN

Chicken Big Mac is coming to America after taking U.K. by storm

McDonald's Chicken Big Mac was a huge hit in the United Kingdom. Now it's crossing the pond.
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 11: The Ford logo is seen at a Ford car dealership on January 11, 2019 in...
TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

Ford cutting 3,000 white-collar jobs in bid to lower costs

About 3,000 white-collar workers at Ford Motor Co. will lose their jobs as the company cuts costs to help transition from internal combustion vehicles to batteries powered.
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Three law enforcement officers in Crawford County, Arkansas, have been placed on leave after a vide...
Andy Rose, Hannah Sarisohn and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beating of suspect

Three Arkansas law enforcement officers have been removed from duty and are under investigation after bystander video captured at least two of them punching and kneeing a suspect during an arrest Sunday.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks du...
Associated Press

Fauci announces December departure from government service

Dr. Anthony Fauci, nation's top infectious disease expert at center of COVID response, says he will retire by year end.
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Aug 21, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus teachers union members stream out of the convention cen...
Chris Boyette and Michelle Watson, CNN

Teachers at Ohio’s largest school district vote to strike just before start of school year

Teachers at Ohio's largest school district voted Sunday to go on strike for better learning and teaching conditions, just days before school is scheduled to start.
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The family of Easton Oliverson sent CNN video on August 19 of Easton walking with the aid of medica...
Matt Foster, CNN

Injured Little Leaguer’s CAT scan ‘normal’ after hitting head again

According to an Instagram account set up to provide updates on injured Little Leaguer Easton Oliverson, the results from a CAT scan performed by doctors after the 12-year-old fell and hit his head a second time came back "normal."
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Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz quickly glances up at the prosecutors while in court b...
TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

Defense in school shooter’s trial set to present its case

Attorneys for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to present their case for why they believe he should be sentenced to life in prison and not death.
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EAST CHICAGO, IN - APRIL 19:  Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb addresses the media after meeting with form...
HUIZHONG WU, Associated Press

Indiana governor in Taiwan following high-profile US visits

Indiana’s Republican governor has begun a visit to Taiwan following two recent high-profile visits by U.S. politicians that drew China’s ire and Chinese military drills.
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Brady Knowlton (left), Gary Wilson (right) at the January 6 Riot. (United States District Court)...
Michael Houck

Two Utahns face additional charges for stealing an ‘escape hood’ during Jan. 6 Capitol riot

New court documents allege that two Utah men stole an "escape hood" while illegally entering the US Capitol on January 6. 
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Olathe, KANSAS - AUGUST 01: A supporter of the Vote Yes to a Constitutional Amendment on Abortion h...
Associated Press

Little change in Kansas abortion recall; 1 county not done

Recounts of election results in eight of nine Kansas counties appear to confirm that voters soundly rejected an amendment to remove abortion rights from the state's constitution.
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