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Senate identifies ‘pork' projects for members

21 minutes ago   |   Times Union

‘Tis the season in the Senate to approve “pork” spending. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced six resolutions on Wednesday that allocate state funds for...
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Tennessee driver accused of killing ‘randomly chosen' pregnant mother, 2-year-old

21 minutes ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - A Tennessee man faces murder charges after police said he deliberately mowed down a pregnant woman and her toddler son Monday, killing both, along with...
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Andrew Coyne: Approving Trans Mountain was the least Trudeau could do

35 minutes ago   |   National Post

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal government will be approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But a lot of hurdles remain before the...
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Kushner transactions part of DOJ money laundering probe at Deutsche Bank

Kushner transactions part of DOJ money laundering probe at Deutsche Bank

51 minutes ago   |   New York Post

The Justice Department has opened up a criminal investigation into potential money- laundering violations by Deutsche Bank - including transactions linked to President Trump's...
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New Zealand launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for banned weapons

1 hour ago   |   Al Jazeera

According to new law passed in wake of deadly mosque shootings people have until December 20 to hand in their weapons.
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Grand Jury: Monterey Co. rape kits could be handled better

Grand Jury: Monterey Co. rape kits could be handled better

1 hour ago   |   KSBW

The Monterey County grand jury launched the investigation to determine how local law enforcement process rape kits and whether there's a backlog of untested kits.
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Inside Canada's Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro

Inside Canada's Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro

1 hour ago   |   MintPress News

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign policy, under the auspices of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, is bucking the country's long standing tradition of generally staying out of the...
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Missouri's lone abortion clinic says it will defy pelvic exam law

Missouri's lone abortion clinic says it will defy pelvic exam law

1 hour ago   |   New York Post

The last remaining abortion provider in Missouri - which is already in danger of losing its license - will reportedly defy a state-mandate to perform two pelvic exams on...
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With Hymns and Prayers, Christians Help Drive Hong Kong's Protests

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

Christianity has had a striking influence in demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China.
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Andreessen Horowitz: How Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Will Be Governed

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

Everyone is talking about Libra, Facebook's big splash in the cryptocurrency space , announced on Tuesday. But on Wednesday at Fortune's inaugural Brainstorm Finance conference...
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Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Man arrested for running over pregnant woman, 2-year-old son, police say

Man arrested for running over pregnant woman, 2-year-old son, police say

Police in Jefferson City, Tennessee, have arrested a man they say intentionally ran over a pregnant woman and her 2-year-old son. Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church

Complaint alleges Syrian man plotted attacks in name of ISIS Read more ...

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants - a rule that the agency itself says could... Read more ...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional interview

White House attorneys are objecting to all questions related to the White House, Democrats say, all the way down to where Hicks sat in the West Wing. Read more ...

Dominican AG: David Ortiz Shooting Result Of Mistaken Identity

Dominican AG: David Ortiz Shooting Result Of Mistaken Identity

The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says the target was another man, dressed similarly to the former Red Sox slugger. Read more ...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn off during walk

"Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn't whining or limping!" Read more ...