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Trump talks leading to IGIC complaints involving Ukraine: WaPo

A whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump, which is at the center of a battle between the director of national intelligence and Congress, partially involves Ukraine, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Two former US officials with knowledge of the matter told the Post that the complaint involves a conversation with a foreign leader and a "promise" from Trump. At least …

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$ 20,000 reward offered to a 5-year-old girl who may have been abducted from a New Jersey playground

Dulce Maria Alavez, may have been taken by a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male, Bridgeton Police Department said Tuesday in the announcement of an Amber Alert. The possible suspect is described as between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, with a thin construction, no facial hair and acne on the face. He was wearing orange sneakers, red pants and a black shirt, police say. …

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drops the 2020 bid

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out of the 2020 presidential election Friday, ending a long bid for the Democratic nomination that never went anywhere. "I feel I have contributed everything I can to this primary election. Obviously, this is not my time, so I will end my presidential campaign," de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC's …

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Lucy McBath passes on Johnny Isakson's Senate seat

WASHINGTON – Freshman Congresswoman Lucy McBath ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, counting The Atlanta Journal-Constitution focused on winning a second term in one of the country's most competitive House districts. National Democratic leaders had been aggressively courting McBath to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Late. Johnny Isakson, and she would have been …

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Police hunt for two armed with assault rifle in fatal shooting in Washington D.C.

(Reuters) – Police hunted for two suspects believed to be armed with an assault rifle on Friday after one person was killed and five were wounded in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, about two miles (three km) from the White House. The victims were standing in an apartment building courtyard in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood when the …

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Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma is allowed bonus payment in bankruptcy cases

The company estimates that it will pay approximately $ 26 million in salary and benefits, including bonuses. The pharmaceutical giant and manufacturer of painkillers Oxycontin filed for bankruptcy as part of its plan to resolve disputes brought by more than 2,000 counties, municipalities and Native American governments saying the company was driving the opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma's long-term annual incentive …

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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that previously lived in North America

North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, according to a new analysis of bird surveys and radar data from across the continent. The sharp decline, described in a study published Thursday in the journal Science, is not only bad for birds. It also badly rejects the ecosystems that these birds inhabit, pointing to a need for measures …

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1 dead, 1 injured after a small plane crashed at the mall in Torrance

A small plane crashed on the roof of a Torrance shopping mall Thursday after starting from a nearby airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Two people were on board. One person died and the other was critically injured and taken to a hospital, according to the Torrance Police Department. 19:54 September 19, 2019 An earlier version of this report referred …

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One dead, five injured in shooting near White House: cops

One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, DC, not far from the White House, police said. Police have not apprehended a suspect as of late Thursday and have not know the motive for the shooting, said Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Emerman. He said it is not an active shooting …

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