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Federal charges will not be filed in Georgia teen's death: media

<span class="articleLocation”>Federal prosecutors will not file charges in the case of a Georgia teenager found dead in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym, media reported on Monday. Kendrick Johnson, 17, suffocated at his Valdosta school in January 2013 after becoming trapped in an upright wrestling mat while trying ...

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Thousands of Minnesota nurses enter 3rd day of strike, employer insists all is fine (VIDEO)

Nearly 5,000 unionized nurses from five hospitals around Minneapolis have been on strike since Sunday, protesting changes to their health care plans. The not-for-profit employer says patients are receiving the same care as usual. Some 4,800 nurses from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, the Phillips ...

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8-year-old on hyperactivity meds dies after receiving 1,000x prescribed dose

An 8-year-old boy died in hospital after a pharmacist mixed his hyperactivity medication at over 1,000 times the prescribed dosage. It wasn’t until later that his family learned the pharmacist who made that error faced no repercussions. On Halloween 2015, Jake Steinbrecher took his Clonidine, a medication he had been ...

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Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans set up vote to expand FBI spying

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference as Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) listens on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016. Reuters/Joshua Roberts U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s authority to use ...

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Gun manufacturer seeks dismissal of Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit

A lawsuit from some relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims may be dismissed if gun manufacturer Remington Arms prevails. The families argue the AR-15, the gun used by Adam Lanza to murder 20 children and six adults, is not suitable for civilian use. The lawsuit claims that Remington Arms marketed ...

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NY attorney general announces investigation into Syracuse shooting

A Sunday night shootout near Syracuse’s Skiddy Park left one dead and involved at least four guns. Police received tips earlier that day about plans to shoot up a Father’s Day celebration in the park, where hundreds had gathered. Gary Porter died of a gunshot wound resulting from a shooting ...

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No bots about it: Using scalping bots can result in year in jail

Scalpers are as much a part of the concert-going experience as long bathroom lines and paying $8 for a bottle of water, but digital scalping through the use of bots to buy up massive amounts of tickets is now a criminal offense in New York. Everyone has been there, waiting ...

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Man arrested for wanting to 'kill Trump' in Vegas was in US illegally

The man who attempted to steal a police officer’s gun and “kill Donald Trump” at the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, was in the US illegally, having overstayed his visa, a federal court found out during the arraignment. Michael Steven Sandford faced a federal judge in Las Vegas ...

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Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year’s day in Northglenn, Colorado December 31, 2013. Reuters/Rick Wilking/File Photo Marijuana consumption by Colorado high school students has dipped slightly since the state first permitted recreational cannabis ...

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Case closed in ‘Mississippi Burning’ murders after 52 years

On the day before the 52nd anniversary of the ‘Mississippi Burning’ murders, the state and federal governments announced the case is closed on the killing of three civil rights workers. The investigation could be reopened if new information is found. “The FBI, my office and other law enforcement agencies have ...

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