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Sentence upheld for former Subway pitchman Fogle in child porn case

Jared Fogle (C) is led from federal court in Indianapolis, Indiana August 19, 2015. Reuters/Susan Guyett <span class="articleLocation”>A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld former Subway sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle’s 15-1/2-year prison sentence for child pornography. Fogle, 38, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that ...

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US airstrikes in Afghanistan to expand as Taliban attacks grow — report

Facing a rebounding Taliban insurgency, the US will expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, according to a “senior US defense official,” the Associated Press reported. The new plan may affect the timeline of withdrawal for the 9,800 US troops stationed there. The anonymous US official was not permitted to speak openly on ...

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Charleston church shooter seeks trial by court instead of jury

<span class="articleLocation”>The white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in South Carolina a year ago said on Thursday he would like to waive his right to a jury trial, opting instead to be tried and sentenced by the court. The court ...

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Bernie Sanders holds rally in Washington, DC ahead of primary

Bernie Sanders is holding one of his final rallies of the presidential primary in Washington, DC, as Democrats consolidate their support around Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee. The Sanders campaign previewed the event as “a conversation.” Read more From the parking lot of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Southeast ...

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Make America Date Again: Website hopes to match up Trump-supporting singles

Are you a Trump supporter looking for love? You may be in luck: A new dating site called TrumpSingles.com promises to bring together people like you. David Goss created the website, which, as the URL might suggest, functions as a dating site for people who support presumptive GOP nominee Donald ...

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No constitutional right to concealed guns: U.S. appeals court

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26, 2008. Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi Firearm owners have no constitutional right to carry a concealed gun in public, a divided U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday, upholding the right of officials to only ...

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Drivers sue Uber, Lyft over exit from Austin, Texas

A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 23, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson/Files <span class="articleLocation”>Former Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL and Lyft Inc drivers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting ...

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GTMO 2016: Special report on the future of the detainment camp

Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison has long been a point of contention in the US, with strong opinions on both sides. If it is shut down, what will happen to detainees who can’t be released? RT went to the notorious prison to talk to people inside and out. The history ...

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Virginia man charged with supporting Islamic State: Department of Justice

A Virginia man who allegedly trained with Islamic State in Syria for nearly one month earlier this year was charged in a complaint unsealed on Thursday with providing material support to the militant group, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, was captured by Kurdish forces in ...

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White House supports House Puerto Rico debt legislation: statement

The White House said it supports legislation, aimed at helping Puerto Rico dig out of its $70 billion debt crisis, that is set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. However, the Obama administration does oppose provisions in the bill “on minimum wage and overtime that ...

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