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11 Dead After Virginia Beach Shooting: Authorities

At least 11 people are dead after a Virginia Beach city employee opened fire on coworkers in a municipal building Friday around 4 p.m., authorities said. Six others were injured, reported The New York Times. The gunman, a longtime city worker, died when officers responded with gunfire, Chief James Cervera said according to The NYT. “This is the most devastating ...

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Trump Reveals Major Detail About 2020 Presidential Run

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President Donald Trump revealed a major detail about his 2020 presidential run announcement in a tweet Friday afternoon. “I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally!” Trump wrote ...

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Oklahomans Hope Aging Levees Hold Out Amid Near-Historic Flooding In The Heartland |

Residents in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and surrounding communities are preparing for severe flooding and are evacuating areas near the Arkansas River as it continues to rise Tuesday. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt amended a State of Emergency declaration to cover the entire state Friday because of flooding and severe storms, according to AccuWeather. The Tulsa area is just one of many spots, ...

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Transportation Sec Elaine Chao Under Fire For Failing To Cut Ties With Construction Materials Company

Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao is under fire for retaining shares in a construction materials company after a Tuesday story in The Wall Street Journal with a headline declaring she had “pledged to divest.” Chao agreed to take a “cash payout” in April 2018 for her shares in road materials giant Vulcan Materials Co. per a January 2017 ethics agreement prior ...

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Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party Is Clear Winner In UK European Parliament Elections

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party snagged 29 of the United Kingdom’s European Parliament seats in Sunday’s election just days after Brexit-bungling Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation from the UK’s top political post. The Brexit Party was the “clear winner” of the UK’s European elections according to BBC, especially when compared with May’s Tories. The Tories earned four seats. “With ...

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Archaeologists Find The Last Ship That Transported Slaves To America. Here’s Why It Means So Much To This Tiny Alabama Town

Archaeologists announced Wednesday they have likely found the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known ship to transport slaves to America, generating particular buzz in one tiny Alabama community. The residents of Africatown, located outside Mobile, Alabama, are celebrating the news about the shipwreck found in the Mobile River. Many of Africatown’s roughly 2,000 residents are descendants of the 110 ...

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British PM Theresa May To Resign After Bungling Brexit

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said she would resign from her position Friday after nearly two years of taking Great Britain on a bungled path toward Brexit. May survived two votes of no confidence — one from her own Conservative members of Parliament (MPs) in Decemberand another from the House of Commons in January. But her time ran out ...

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Biden Wrote, Sponsored Laws That Made Opioid Epidemic Even More Deadly, Health Experts Say

Presidential contender Joe Biden’s many years of lawmaking may hamstring him with Democratic voters who resent his harsh drug legislation from the 1980s and 1990s. Biden downplayed his role in that era’s drug legislation, saying he got “stuck with” it as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Progressive voters may see him not only as a relic but a vehicle ...

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Iran Could Disrupt World’s Oil Supply In Response to US Sanctions

Iranian leaders are considering options that could include disrupting the world’s oil supply to resist growing U.S. pressure on other countries to isolate Iran. Iran is the fifth largest oil producer in the world. Iranian leaders were not happy when the U.S. did not renew waivers earlier in May for eight countries to import Iranian oil despite sanctions. Squirming under ...

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A Third Of American Companies In China Will Cancel Or Delay Investments. Even More Are Considering Leaving: Survey

Roughly one-third of surveyed American companies in China will cancel or delay investments in the country due to the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., according to a May report from the American Chambers of Commerce in China and Shanghai. Even more of those companies, roughly 40 percent, said they are considering moving their manufacturing facilities out of China to ...

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Trump Hits Back Against GOP Rep Who Takes Stance On Impeachment: ‘Justin Is A Loser’

President Donald Trump attacked Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash on Twitter Sunday morning after the congressman said Saturday that Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct” related to the Mueller investigation. “Never a fan of Justin Amash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there ...

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Daughter Helped Mother Cut Baby From Murdered Pregnant Woman’s Body: Prosecutors

A mother and daughter worked together to strangle a Chicago woman who was 9 months pregnant and cut the baby from her body, prosecutors alleged in court documents Friday. Three people are charged after 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s body was found Wednesday at the residence of Clarisa Figueroa, 46, according to the documents. Ochoa-Lopez went missing April 23 after going to ...

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Trump Trade Deal Clears Hurdle As Canada And US Agree To End Tariff Battle

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President Donald Trump’s North American trade deal received good news Friday when the U.S. and Canada agreed to end their tariff battle that began in the summer of 2018. “Now that we’ve had a full lift on these tariffs, we are going to work with the United States on timing ratification” of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canadian Prime Minister Justin ...

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Ohio State Team Doctor Abused Nearly 200 Male Athletes Over 18 Years: Report

Ohio State University employees failed to act in a timely manner on the knowledge that a university team doctor was sexually abusing student athletes — and at least 177 students were abused over roughly two decades, according to a long-anticipated report released Friday. The independent investigation found that the late Dr. Richard Strauss’ habit of abusing male students was an ...

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Federal Agents Storm Venezuelan Embassy, Arrest Protesters

Federal agents stormed the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S. Thursday morning and ousted four remaining protesters sympathetic to socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to the State Department. Protesters from three activist groups started occupying the embassy in mid-April, reported Reuters. Their numbers dwindled after the building’s utilities were cut off and they were given an eviction order, the activist groups ...

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