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Vatican diplomat convicted on child porn charges in first trial of its kind

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican.…

Navy drafting plans to house up to 25,000 migrants

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WASHINGTON – The US Navy is drafting plans to house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities, at an estimated cost of about $233 million over six months, as the Trump administration seeks to ease a mounting crisis on the…

Trump fires off some hot takes before stumping in Nevada

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President Trump blasted out hot takes on the morning’s headlines via Twitter on Saturday, as he geared up for a morning flight to Nevada. “Drudge Report ‘OBAMA KEPT THEM IN CAGES, WRAPPED THEM IN FOIL’,” he posted at 8:52 am, a reaction to…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders booted from Virginia eatery

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Another high-ranking female member of the Trump administration was hounded out of a restaurant. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed she and seven members of her family were kicked out of The Red Hen in Lexington, Va.…

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How Communism gave birth to the world’s most vicious mafia

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Gennady Karkov, the notorious Soviet Union gangster known best as “The Mongol,” stood out amid a world of vicious criminals. At the heart of the cold war, as the United States fought the Soviet Union to economic stagnation, the Russian…

Inside Russia’s long history of poisoning political enemies

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Russia’s reach is long, its methods secret, and its vengeance coldly calculated. On March 4, 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, who was visiting him from Moscow, were found critically ill, slumped on a bench in…

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Lawmaker badly hurt in fatal wrong-way crash

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South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington was seriously injured in a car accident Friday night, and will require weeks of recovery and multiple surgeries. Arrington — a state representative who defeated U.S. Rep.…

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Man shot dead while camping with two young daughters

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CALABASAS, Calif. — Authorities say a man has been shot to death while camping with his two young daughters at a Southern California campground. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the man was in a tent with the girls when he…

Michael Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

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President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen says he didn’t discuss the president with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on new TV show to hunt down recordings of Trump. Cohen says in a tweet Friday he had a “chance, public…

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Toddler dies after mom leaves her in hot car for hours: cops

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A toddler in Oregon died after being left alone in a hot car while her mother went to work as a family nurse practitioner, authorities said Friday. Nicole Engler, 38, of Roseburg told investigators she thought she had…

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GOP to go ahead with immigration vote despite Trump’s criticism

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For the second time in two days, President Trump told Republican House lawmakers on Friday that voting on an immigration bill was a waste of time — but the GOP leadership scheduled a vote for next week anyway. “Republicans should stop…

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FBI raid reveals how little Michael Cohen works as a lawyer

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Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer apparently doesn’t spend a lot of time lawyering, new court papers show. A Manhattan federal judge on Friday revealed that just a tiny portion of materials seized in an FBI raid on Michael Cohen were…

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Trump autographs photos of ‘Angel Family’ murder victims

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President Trump honored “American victims of illegal immigration” on Friday — by autographing photos of their dead loved ones and quipping about their physical appearance. “This is Tom Selleck, except better looking,” Trump said at one…

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Ex-teacher busted for allegedly having sex with same teen Anthony Weiner sexted

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A former teacher from North Carolina has been accused of sex offenses with a minor — the same ​girl that Anthony Weiner got ​sent to prison for sexting in 2016, a report says. Sources told WSOC-TV that the disgraced ex-congressman​ from…

Jogger detained for weeks after crossing US-Canada border

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A French teen says she was on a run in Canada when she unknowingly crossed into the U.S. and then was detained by border patrol officers. Cedella Roman, 19, said she was jogging May 21 along a beach south of White Rock in British Columbia…

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Teacher stalked teen student with over 1K messages: cops

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A Wisconsin teacher who allegedly sent a student more than 1,000 messages was charged with stalking, according to officials. David J. Viste, 37, pleaded not guilty Friday to child enticement and stalking in Brown County Circuit Court, the…

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Man arrested after family spat causes fatal pileup: cops

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DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. — Police say one person is dead and another is in custody after a family argument caused vehicles to pile up on a Mississippi highway. Fifty-six-year-old Fred Harris Johnson is charged with manslaughter and mayhem for…

Dad beaten to death with bat after accusing teens of stealing kids’ bikes

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A British dad was beaten to death by a group of teens — one wielding a cricket bat — when he confronted them about stealing a pair of bikes belonging to his girlfriend’s kids, according to reports. Derek Whyteside, 42, was attacked in the…

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Suspect charged in kidnapping of man held for ransom and later found dead

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WASHINGTON — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the kidnapping of a Maryland man found fatally shot in the nation’s capital. The Washington Post reports 25-year-old Darin C. Moore Jr. is charged with kidnapping. No charges have…

Man fired shots at his parents, pursued them in high-speed chase: cops

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DECATUR, Ill. — A 30-year-old man has been arrested after firing shots at his parents following a high-speed chase southwest of Chicago. Decatur police Sgt. Steve Carroll tells the Herald & Review in Decatur that the incident began about 5…

Friday, Jun 22

White House: North Korea still a threat to US

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The White House said Friday that North Korea remained an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the US just days after President Trump declared that the rogue regime “is no longer a nuclear threat.” The Trump administration issued what was…

Tattoo could be lucky break for MSU physicist charged with bestiality

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A tattoo more than a decade old on the calf of a Michigan State University health physicist accused of having sex with a dog might clear him of one felony charge. A judge in the case against Joseph Hattey, 51 — who is accused of…

NSA contractor to plead guilty to leaking to news outlet

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ATLANTA — A woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet plans to plead guilty, a federal official confirmed Thursday. Online court records show a change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday for former National Security Agency…

About 500 kids reunited with families since being separated at border: official

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McALLEN, Texas — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the “zero…

Thursday, Jun 21

Trump administration looking to house 20K migrant kids on military bases

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Team Trump may house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in coming months, a new report said Thursday. The Pentagon said Health and Human Services officials asked military brass whether they could provide the beds…

Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax

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The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection.

Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud and breach of trust

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was served a slew of fraud charges Thursday in the so-called “Prepared Food Affair,” for misusing public funds to order catered meals at their official Jerusalem residence, officials…

White House will propose merging Education, Labor departments

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President Donald Trump wants to merge the federal departments of Labor and Education in what would be the biggest bureaucratic shake-up in recent history, published reports said Wednesday. Budget director Mick Mulvaney has been working on…

Wednesday, Jun 20

Protester yells ‘fascist’ at Stephen Miller dining in Mexican restaurant

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Maybe grab a burger next time. White House adviser Stephen Miller was accosted at a Mexican restaurant by a patron calling him a “fascist” — two nights before Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was hounded out of another south-of…

Cohen quits RNC gig, slams Trump’s immigration policy

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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, has resigned from the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee – and took a shot at the administration’s immigration policy, according to a report. Cohen cited the ongoing…

Married perv admits convincing dozens of young girls to send him sex videos

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A married father in Ohio admitted convincing more than 25 girls – some as young as 8 years old – from around the world to send him sexually explicit videos and photos, federal prosecutors said. Richard Lee Devito, 34, of Batavia, pretended…

Protesters chase Homeland Security secretary from Mexican restaurant

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to leave a trendy Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC, Tuesday night when protesters descended on the eatery shouting “Shame!” Demonstrators occupied DXDC Cocina Mexicana at around 8…

Tuesday, Jun 19

US leaves UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’

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The US withdrew Tuesday from the UN Human Rights Council, calling it an organization “that is not worthy of its name.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced the move at the State Department. “We take this…

CIA programmer charged with leaking classified info

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Manhattan federal prosecutors on Monday slapped a former CIA software engineer — who was already in prison on child porn charges — with a slew of new charges accusing him of the theft of classified information. Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, was…

Army officially splits with West Point ‘commie cadet’

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che…

Trump proposes new tariffs on $200B worth of Chinese goods

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President Trump on Monday proposed additional tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods amid ongoing trade tensions between the two countries. “I directed the United States Trade Representative to identify $200 billion worth…

Monday, Jun 18

Senate panel trashes Comey at FBI hearing

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WASHINGTON — Former FBI chief James Comey took more hits Monday at a Senate Judiciary Committee focused on the Justice Department Inspector General’s report of how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton investigation in the run-up to the 2016…

A window into a US Border Patrol detention center

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Newly released footage offers a glimpse inside a US Border Patrol detention center in Texas, where more than 1,100 people — including kids — are being held inside chain-link-fenced cages. The footage, released by the federal agency Monday,…

Kathy Griffin calls Melania a ‘feckless complicit piece of s—t’

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Kathy Griffin took aim at Melania Trump as a “feckless complicit piece of s—t” in President Trump’s immigration policy that’s been separating thousands of families at the border. The standup comedian — who torpedoed her career last year…

GOP lawmakers to ask Trump to dial back ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

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​Republican lawmakers are expected to confront President Trump ​when they meet on Capitol Hill Tuesday to pressure him about dialing back the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that is resulting in children being ripped away from their…