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Feds Accused of Covering Up Death of Migrant Girl, 10House lawmakers grilled acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Wednesday about the deaths of five migrant children in US custody in recent months—but it later emerged that the real number was six. In a previously unreported case, a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador with a history of heart defects...
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This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of the Joplin airport. (Chris Higgins via AP)
Runaway barges threaten dam in another day of Midwest stormsTwo runaway barges were loose Wednesday night on the swift, flooded Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened a dam
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This image taken from video provided by KOCO-5 shows homes dangerously close to the Cimarron River on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 near Crescent, Oka. Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  (KOCO-5 via AP)
The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri townsTornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive tornado that killed 161 people there
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'American Taliban' Lindh Praised ISIS in 2015 LetterJohn Walker Lindh, the federal prisoner dubbed the "American Taliban," is due to be released Thursday—but federal authorities believe he could still be very dangerous, sources tell NBC . Lindh, who grew up in California and was captured in Afghanistan in November 2001, said joining the Taliban was a "mistake"...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from left, David Snyder, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition, attorney Duffy Carolan, and Thomas Burke, attorney for freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, talk outside a courtroom before a hearing in San Francisco. Advocates of the press pushed back against a San Francisco police chief who said a freelance journalist had "crossed the line" in conspiring to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime to disclose a public record. Carolan, who is representing several media organizations siding with the independent reporter, says that the public has constitutional rights to access public records. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crimeMedia law experts pushed back against the San Francisco police chief who said a freelance journalist conspired to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime to disclose a public record
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'American Taliban' Lindh to be released Thursday from prisonThe California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 is on the cusp of release from prison
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A worker checks on the new upcoming FAO Schwarz toy store at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019. An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spreadAn escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products but some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2018, file photo, One World Trade Center towers above the lower Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River, in New York. Big cities, like New York, aren't growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, May 23, 2019, show most of the nation's largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier this decade. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used toNew figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the largest cities in the U.S. last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade.
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during an interview at the Texas Governor's Mansion, in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers moved the state closer to putting more armed teachers in schools, sending the measure to Abbott for consideration. The bill passed Wednesday night, May 22, 2019, by the Senate was part of a group of school safety measures filed after a gunman killed eight students and two substitute teachers at Santa Fe High School outside of Houston in May 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootingsTexas lawmakers moved the state closer to putting more armed teachers in schools
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Howard Kaye, center, and his daughter Hannah Kaye, hug after the final letter was inked into the new Torah that's dedicated to wife and mother Lori Kaye, who was killed when a gunman attacked the Chabad of Poway in April, during a celebration for the new scroll at the synagogue, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Poway, Calif. (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
California synagogue honors woman slain in gunman's attackA Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people has dedicated a new Torah scroll _ the holiest object in Judaism _ to the slain woman
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Nathan Sutherland, who is charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix. Lawyers for the incapacitated woman have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before. Sutherland, 37, has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and abuse of a vulnerable adult. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birthLawyers for an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state
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California police defend using spit mask on 12-year-old boyPolice defended their use of a clear mesh "spit mask" on a combative 12-year-old boy as irate bystanders videotaped the tense encounter in Sacramento while objecting that the boy was being detained
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