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The defense ministry's contractor was arrested for making a threatening conversation to the Florida Congressman

A defense departmental contractor has been ordered to undergo alcohol rehabilitation treatment after he was arrested and charged with making a threatening phone call to a Florida security guard. The court documents say Darryl A. Varnum in Westminster, Maryland called the congressional district office at the end of June and left a voicemail saying, "I'll kill your ass if you …

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Ex-University of Illinois PhD student gets life in prison in slaying visiting Chinese researchers

Brendt Christensen will serve life in prison for Yingying Zhang's death. Prosecutor said Christensen was raping, choking and bumping Zhang before killing her with a bat and uncovering her. Christensen has never revealed what he did to Zhang's remains. (FILE) After a federal jury said Thursday that its members had not agreed on the death penalty, a former graduate student …

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E.P.A. Will not ban chlorpyrifos, pesticides bound to children's health problems

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it would not prohibit a widely used pesticide associated with developmental disabilities and other health problems in children. The decision not to ban the use of the pesticide, chlorpyrifos, comes after years of legal ripple. It represents a victory for the chemical industry and farmers who have lobbied to continue …

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Mother and daughter are charged with the 2nd count of the murder after the child cut from the mother's uterus dies

Clarisa Figueroa, 46 and Desiree Figueroa, 24, were accused of the murder of "Baby Ochoa" Yovanny Lopez, said Tandra Simonton, a spokesman for Cook County, Illinois, State Attorney's Office. The two women appeared in the peasantry on Thursday, Simonton said. They previously claimed that they were not guilty of allegations of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and deteriorated battery in the …

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AOC presses McAleenan on a secret cross-border Facebook group

The group, originally revealed by ProPublica, presented jokes about migrants' deaths and derogatory posts and pictures of Latina members in Congress. "These posts are unacceptable," McAleenan said. "They are being investigated but I do not think it is fair to apply them to the entire organization or that even the members of that group believed or supported these services." Ocasio-Cortez …

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Business Groups Slam House to Pass $ 15 Minimum Wage

Andres Orellana cooks vegetables at Illegal Petes at Pearl Street Mall in Boulder in December. Illegal Petes has announced that they will raise the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour nationally. Jeremy Papasso | Digital First Media | Boulder Daily Camera | Getty Images The House of Representatives decided to send a bill that raised the federal minimum wage …

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Fort Lauderdale may be without water until Friday due to water stops, officials say

The service interruption also affects the surrounding municipalities that receive their water through the city, including Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and parts of Davie and Tamarac, according to the city's Twitter page ]. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said at a press conference that a 42-inch water head was damaged Wednesday by a subcontractor working to repair electrical lines …

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Ilhan Omar on Trump: "I believe he is fascist" – live updates | US news

Florida senator Marco Rubio is out with a video addressing the attacks on the attacks against Representative Ilhan Omar and he is … outraged over the outrage. Rubio, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 tweeted that the "send her back" chants from Donald Trump's rally on Wednesday was "grotesque". He then proceeded to take aim at …

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Elijah Cummings goes ballistic on the DHS head during the hearing

R ep. Elijah Cummings, chair of the chamber monitoring committee, screamed appealing secretary of homeland security Kevin McAleenan over relations in immigrant camps during a hearing on Thursday. "We make our level the best in a challenge," McAleenan said before being interrupted by Cummings, who walked two minutes on the frontier. What does it mean? What does it mean when …

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California man driving autistic sons and wife outside the pier charged with murder, insurance fraud

Ali Elmezayen, 45, Hawthorne, California, was accused on Wednesday with two counts of murder and a number of attempts at murder, DA's office said. Court documents describe the two sons who "suffer [ing] from serious autism". Elmezayen and Diab also have a third son, Elhussein. He "was also diagnosed with autism but worked loudly" and "was away at an overnight …

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