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Man accused of tossing boy off Mall of America balcony ordered held without bond

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:38
A Minnesota judge on Tuesday ordered a man accused of critically injuring a 5-year-old boy by throwing him off a balcony at the Mall of America held in lieu of a $2 million bond until a hearing next month, prosecutors said.
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Tornadoes, thunderstorms to pummel U.S. again this week

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:19
A second wave of tornadoes and thunderstorms in less than a week is forecast to hit states in the U.S. South and Midwest on Wednesday then move eastward, with Oklahoma expecting hail bigger than golf balls.
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Voting underway in Indonesia, world's biggest one-day election

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 19:01
Indonesians began voting in the world's biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened in the east of the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.
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Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:28
The worldwide resolve to restore France's fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral provided an unexpected boost on Tuesday to a more modest campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches in Louisiana that were torched in recent weeks.
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Lockheed Martin wins $879 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:18
Lockheed Martin Corp has won a $879 million contract for sustainment and maintenance of parts of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
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States say half of wetlands would lose protection under EPA proposal

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:06
Fourteen states, including New York and California, and the District of Columbia said the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to replace an Obama-era water regulation would end federal protection for half of wetlands and 15 percent of streams across the country.
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Oregon sued over 'overwhelmed' and 'ineffective' foster care system

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:39
Child advocates sued Oregon's governor and other top officials in federal court on Tuesday, claiming that children in the state's foster care program were being denied proper care by a system that has long been "overwhelmed, under-resourced and ineffective."
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Minnesota student sues's CEO Liu, company over rape allegation

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:36
A University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China's e-commerce retailer Inc, filed a civil lawsuit against him in a Minneapolis court on Tuesday, nearly four months after prosecutors declined to press criminal charges.
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Columbine and other Colorado schools placed under security alert

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:35
Authorities in Colorado placed Columbine High School and at least a dozen other surrounding public schools under a "lockout" security alert on Tuesday, citing the investigation of an unspecified "credible threat."
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Ohio legislators to hear bill to save nuclear power plants

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:28
A House of Representatives subcommittee in Ohio will hear a clean energy bill on Wednesday designed to save the state's two nuclear power plants from retirement and encourage the building of new renewable facilities.
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Hate crime charges lodged against suspect in Louisiana church burnings

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:56
Three additional charges were lodged against the son of a sheriff's deputy accused of burning down three predominately black churches in southern Louisiana in the past few weeks.
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Americans, frequent visitors to Notre-Dame, begin fundraising efforts

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:51
The fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday prompted fund-raising appeals in the United States, as people horrified by the blaze began making commitments to restore a global landmark even before the flames were extinguished.
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Woods' Masters win earns man $1.2 million from first sports wager

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 20:23
A Wisconsin man who bet $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was handed a check for $1.275 million by bookmaker William Hill on Monday.
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Ilhan Omar's supporters rally outside Trump event in Minnesota

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:40
Supporters of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar rallied outside a Minnesota business visited by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, after he launched a fresh attack on the Muslim-American lawmaker by calling her an "out of control" purveyor of "hate" speech.
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Wisconsin man found guilty of sex trafficking on now-defunct

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:42
A Wisconsin man who prosecutors say transported seven young women across state lines and forced them into prostitution using ads on before U.S. authorities shut it down was found guilty on Monday on federal sex trafficking charges.
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U.S. measles cases surge nearly 20 percent in early April, CDC says

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:34
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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Assange, Manning had reason to believe leaks would injure U.S.: prosecutors

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:51
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had reason to believe that leaking U.S. military reports "would cause injury" to the country, federal prosecutors alleged in a newly unsealed court filing on Monday.
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Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago 'up to something,' denied bail: judge

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:58
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month was denied bail on Monday by a federal judge who said he believed she was "up to something nefarious."
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Man accused of throwing boy at Minnesota mall first sought to kill an adult: prosecutors

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:20
The man accused of seriously injuring a 5-year-old boy by throwing him from a balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America last week told investigators he had initially intended to kill an adult, but it did not "work out," prosecutors said on Monday.
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Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago 'up to something nefarious': judge

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:00
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month was denied bail on Monday by a federal judge who said he believed she was "up to something nefarious."
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