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    Arrest made in fatal shooting of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with one of three shootings involving children in Chicago during a three-day period, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Wednesday. The suspect, Atwan Jones, could face additional charges related to the shooting of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, who died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while sitting in the backseat of a minivan on Saturday, police said. Takiya did not regain consciousness after the shooting and […]

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    Ashton Kutcher passionately testifies on his anti-sex trafficking efforts

    No one got “Punk’d” Wednesday morning when Ashton Kutcher came to Capitol Hill. The actor testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing on progress in combating modern slavery. Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization he co-founded with then-wife Demi Moore in 2009 that builds software to fight human trafficking. These days, he called his “day job” his work as chairman of Thorn and also as a father — he and […]

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    American Girl’s newest doll is… a boy?

    NEW YORK – American Girl’s newest doll is a boy. The beloved toy maker known for its 18-inch female figurines that hail from different eras in American history is about to release its first male doll. His name is Logan Everett, and he’s part of a “new series of contemporary” characters that will be up for sale starting Thursday. Logan’s character plays drums for Tenney Grant, a girl trying to make it big in Nashville’s music scene. Logan has a […]

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    Trump: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu should ‘hold back’ on settlements

    WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday that the US is going to push for a peace deal with the Palestinians and asked Israel “to hold back” on settlement construction. “I’d like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit,” he said, a stronger opposition to the controversial building in the West Bank than he’s previously articulated. Trump made the statements at a news conference welcoming the Israeli leader to the White […]

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    Immigrant protected under ‘Dreamer’ program is detained

    US immigration officials have detained a 23-year-old man from Washington state, who was authorized to remain in the country under a program established by the Obama administration. The man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, has twice been granted deferred action and employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, his lawyers said. The program, announced in 2012, is meant to temporarily shield qualified individuals from deportation. The case raises questions about what it could mean for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants […]

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    Trump aides were in constant touch with Russian officials during campaign

    WASHINGTON – High-level advisers close to then-presidential nominee Donald Trump were in constant communication during the campaign with Russians known to US intelligence, multiple current and former intelligence, law enforcement and administration officials tell CNN. President-elect Trump and then-President Barack Obama were both briefed on details of the extensive communications between suspected Russian operatives and people associated with the Trump campaign and the Trump business, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Both the frequency of the communications and […]

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    Kidnapping survivor: ‘He cannot destroy who I am, and I won’

    The woman held captive on a South Carolina farm said she prayed often while chained inside a metal container and refused to lose hope she would be freed. Kala Brown, of Anderson, South Carolina, said the captivity started after Todd Kohlhepp shot her boyfriend on August 31 when the couple went to do work on his farm. Brown was kept in the dark container for two months before authorities rescued her. Kohlhepp was charged with kidnapping Brown and in the […]

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    Kim Jong Un’s half-brother killed with poison at airport

    HONG KONG — A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, Malaysian police said. She was detained Wednesday at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 carrying a Vietnamese travel document. Earlier, South Korea’s intelligence committee said two Asian women were suspected of murdering Kim Jong Nam, who died soon after being attacked at the same airport. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on his body. Kim is believed to have been […]

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    National Security Advisory Mike Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

    WASHINGTON – Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night. His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians. “I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the President […]

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    “I never thought it would hit this close to home,” 11-year-old girl shot in Chicago dies

    CHICAGO – An 11-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in the backseat of a minivan in Chicago on Saturday has died, according to her family. Takiya Holmes had not regained consciousness since the shooting. She died on Tuesday morning “in her mother’s arms,” according to a Facebook post from her cousin Rachel Williams. An 11-year-old girl who was shot in Chicago on Saturday has died, according to her family https://t.co/o3YZBJjQ9d pic.twitter.com/v4MAOs0zrH — CNN (@CNN) February 14, […]

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    Woman rescued from suspected serial killer’s farm shares ordeal

    Real estate agent Todd Kohlhepp emerged from a garage on his South Carolina farm firing in the direction of the unsuspecting couple waiting for him holding hands. Kala Brown says he calmly shot her boyfriend three times in the chest. Brown didn’t know Kohlhepp well, but she felt she had no reason to fear him when he asked her and her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, 32, to meet him at his farm near Woodruff, South Carolina. The 30-year-old had cleaned houses […]