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    Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

    Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect


    The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free...

    The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal...
    Slain 5-year-old Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower

    Slain 5-year-old Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower


    Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for an extended period of time, according to court documents...

    Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for an extended period of time, according to court documents released...
    North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care

    North Korea issued $2 million bill for comatose Otto Warmbier's care


    North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a US official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in...

    North Korea issued a $2 million bill for the hospital care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, insisting that a US official sign a pledge to pay it before being allowed to fly the University of Virginia student from Pyongyang in 2017.The...
    Former US vice-president Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

    Former US vice-president Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign


    Former vice-president Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his...

    Former vice-president Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place...
    Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

    Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff


    Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program.Speaking at the start of...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program.Speaking at the start of the...
    Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest during raids, killing her children and three police officers

    Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest during raids, killing her children and three police officers


    The pregnant wife of a Sri Lankan suicide bomber has detonated a suicide vest killing her self, her children, and police officers.The wife of the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bombings detonated the explosives...

    The pregnant wife of a Sri Lankan suicide bomber has detonated a suicide vest killing her self, her children, and police officers.The wife of the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bombings detonated the explosives as...
    Petition to stop Melbourne mural of Jacinda Ardern hugging Muslim woman

    Petition to stop Melbourne mural of Jacinda Ardern hugging Muslim woman


    A plan to paint a 23 metre mural on a Melbourne silo featuring New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a Muslim woman after the Christchurch massacre has been met with opposition.More than 1400 people have signed a...

    A plan to paint a 23 metre mural on a Melbourne silo featuring New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a Muslim woman after the Christchurch massacre has been met with opposition.More than 1400 people have signed a change.org...
    Frustrated pilots got US Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings

    Frustrated pilots got US Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings


    A recent uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects - or as the military calls them, "unexplained aerial phenomena" - prompted the US Navy to draft formal procedures for pilots to document encounters, a corrective...

    A recent uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects - or as the military calls them, "unexplained aerial phenomena" - prompted the US Navy to draft formal procedures for pilots to document encounters, a corrective measure...
    Anzac terror plot: Suspected Isis member 'planned horror attack'

    Anzac terror plot: Suspected Isis member 'planned horror attack'


    Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has urged Australians travelling overseas to exercise a high level of caution, following "deeply concerning" reports of a suspected Isis (Islamic State) member plotting to attack today's...

    Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has urged Australians travelling overseas to exercise a high level of caution, following "deeply concerning" reports of a suspected Isis (Islamic State) member plotting to attack today's Anzac...
    Inside the bombings: One family suspected of being at the heart of the terror operation

    Inside the bombings: One family suspected of being at the heart of the terror operation


    Inside the sprawling home with a white BMW parked outside, there was a terrifying secret.At least three of the suicide bombers who struck Sri Lanka on Easter belonged to the same extended family, police said. The patriarch...

    Inside the sprawling home with a white BMW parked outside, there was a terrifying secret.At least three of the suicide bombers who struck Sri Lanka on Easter belonged to the same extended family, police said. The patriarch was...
    Measles cases break record since disease was eliminated in US in 2000

    Measles cases break record since disease was eliminated in US in 2000


    Measles cases in the United States have now exceeded the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000.Nationwide, at least 673 cases of the vaccine-preventable illness had been reported in...

    Measles cases in the United States have now exceeded the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000.Nationwide, at least 673 cases of the vaccine-preventable illness had been reported in 22...
    Woman's awakening from coma-like state after 27 years 'rare but not unique' case

    Woman's awakening from coma-like state after 27 years 'rare but not unique' case


    A car crash in 1991 left Munira Abdulla in a comatose state but her son never lost hope that she would wake up https://t.co/wD2vtr0KJU — The National (@TheNationalUAE) April 23, 2019 A woman from the United Arab...

    A car crash in 1991 left Munira Abdulla in a comatose state but her son never lost hope that she would wake up https://t.co/wD2vtr0KJU — The National (@TheNationalUAE) April 23, 2019 A woman from the United Arab Emirates...
    Parents charged with murder after Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave

    Parents charged with murder after Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave


    Authorities dug up the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who was reported missing last week and charged his parents with murder and other counts.The body, believed to be that of Andrew "AJ" Freund, was wrapped in plastic and...

    Authorities dug up the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who was reported missing last week and charged his parents with murder and other counts.The body, believed to be that of Andrew "AJ" Freund, was wrapped in plastic and buried...
    Sri Lanka's President shakes up security forces

    Sri Lanka's President shakes up security forces


    Sri Lanka's President has shaken up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people.The capital...

    Sri Lanka's President has shaken up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people.The capital of...
    Trump says he would ask Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him

    Trump says he would ask Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him


    US President Donald Trump suggested today that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him - a notion that legal experts said showed a misunderstanding of the Constitution.It was unclear how...

    US President Donald Trump suggested today that he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene if Democrats move to impeach him - a notion that legal experts said showed a misunderstanding of the Constitution.It was unclear how Trump...
    Facebook says head-cam Christchurch video foiled its AI system

    Facebook says head-cam Christchurch video foiled its AI system


    Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the Christchurch mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the...

    Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the Christchurch mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video."This...
    At journalist's funeral in Belfast, priest asks why it takes a murder for politicians to come together

    At journalist's funeral in Belfast, priest asks why it takes a murder for politicians to come together


    The funeral to celebrate the life of slain journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by dissident republicans during a police raid last week, was attended by the British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party...

    The funeral to celebrate the life of slain journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by dissident republicans during a police raid last week, was attended by the British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader...
    Polar bear returned home after drifting more than 644km on ice floe

    Polar bear returned home after drifting more than 644km on ice floe


    An "air bear" helicopter flight has returned a polar bear to the Russian Arctic after it drifted more than 644km south on an ice floe.Fishermen ran into the 2-year-old male bear last week near Tilichiki, an isolated village in...

    An "air bear" helicopter flight has returned a polar bear to the Russian Arctic after it drifted more than 644km south on an ice floe.Fishermen ran into the 2-year-old male bear last week near Tilichiki, an isolated village in the...
    640 new words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

    640 new words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary


    Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a...

    Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink...
    Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for summit with Putin

    Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for summit with Putin


    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia by train tonight, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program.Kim, dressed in a black...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia by train tonight, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program.Kim, dressed in a black coat...