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Seven Killed, 53 Injured In Chicago Shootings Over The Weekend

Shootings in Chicago over the weekend left at least seven people dead and 53 injured. At least one person died and 14 were injured in two mass shootings in the city Sunday. The weekend shootings in Chicago came amid two other mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, that left 29 dead. Several shootings, including two mass shootings, ...

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‘Ring’ At-Home Surveillance Company Reportedly Partnering With Local Law Enforcement

An Amazon at-home surveillance company is reportedly teaming up with local police departments in an effort to strengthen public safety, but not everyone is convinced that partnering with a big tech company is the wisest idea. Ring, which Amazon acquired in April 2018, creates surveillance products that can share footage with local police departments as long as users give their ...

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US To Test New Missile After Termination Of Reagan-Era INF Treaty With Russia

The U.S. announced it will test a new missile in the coming weeks in response to the Friday termination of a 32-year-old arms control treaty with Russia. The two countries ended the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which former President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, after the U.S. accused Russia of developing and fielding weapons ...

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Missing Navy Pilot Remains Found After Death Valley Jet Crash

The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot who had been missing after his F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crashed in California’s Death Valley on Wednesday were confirmed Thursday. The pilot’s fate was not immediately certain after the single-seat fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning and injured seven park visitors from France with burns and lacerations, Reuters reported. A day later, however, the ...

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US Indicts Chinese Billionaire for Allegedly Evading $1.8 Billion Of Tariffs

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a Chinese billionaire Wednesday for allegedly evading $1.8 billion in tariffs. Liu Zhongtian, billionaire and former president of Asia’s largest aluminum extrusion company — China Zhongwang Holdings Limited — was indicted with other co-defendants for allegedly lying to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to avoid paying $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed ...

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The Senate Confirmed 13 Conservative Trump Judges

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The Senate confirmed 13 judges chosen by President Donald Trump between Tuesday and Wednesday while America had its eyes on the Democratic primary debates. Though Senate Republicans had initially planned to confirm 19 Trump judges before leaving Washington, D.C., for August recess, they successfully confirmed four nominees Tuesday and nine Wednesday, bringing the total to 13. Speaking of the judiciary: ...

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Ratings For Round 2, Night 1 Of The Democratic Debates Are In

Viewership for CNN’s first night of the second round of Democratic primary debates in Detroit on Tuesday was lower than the first round of debates starting June 26. Tuesday’s debate averaged 8.2 million viewers, while the average for the first Democratic debate round’s first night was 15.3 million in total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Comparatively, the first Republican ...

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Hawley Seeks To Ban Certain Social Media Features In Effort To Curb ‘Addiction’

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Monday that would ban autoplay and endless scrolling on social media in an effort to curb what he called addiction. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would also require social media companies to restrict users to 30 minutes per day unless the user manually changes the time limit. The legislation would ...

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Hacker Steals Data Of Over 100 Million Capital One Credit Card Users And Applicants

A software engineer is in custody for the suspected hacking of the data of at least 100 million Capital One credit care users and applicants, according to federal prosecutors Monday. The 33-year-old Seattle woman, Paige Thompson, stole 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers and over a million Canadian social insurance numbers spanning from 2005 applications to 2019 applications, ...

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15-Year-Old Who Won $1.1 Million In Video-Game Contest Will Buy His Mom A House

A British 15-year-old who won over $1 million in a video-game-playing competition said he will use his winnings to buy a house for his mother. Jaden Ashman and his Dutch partner, David Jong, came second place for the duo division at the Fortnite World Cup in Queens, New York, over the weekend, The BBC reported Monday. Ashman has also signed ...

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All 62 Freshmen House Democrats Have Raised More Than Their Republican Opponents: Report

All 62 freshman House Democrats have reportedly raised significantly more than their top Republican opponents ahead of the 2020 election so far. Additionally, all 31 Democrats from districts where President Donald Trump won in 2016 and all 39 Democrats who won previously Republican-held seats in 2018 have raised more than their Republican opponents. And in almost every case, the difference ...

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8-Year-Old Boy Dies After Man Pushes Him And His Mother Onto Train Tracks In Germany

An eight-year-old boy died instantly after a 40-year-old man of African origin pushed him and his mother in front of a high-speed train at Frankfurt’s main railway station Monday. The mother was able to roll to safety in a gap between two platforms and is currently being treated for shock after her son was unable to get away, The Guardian ...

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DOJ May Investigate Three College Students Who Posed With Guns In Front Of Emmett Till Memorial

The Justice Department is investigating a photo of three University of Mississippi students holding rifles while standing next to a civil rights memorial. The memorial commemorates Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was tortured, killed and thrown into a river after being accused of flirting with a white woman in 1955. Dr. Davis Houck of Florida State University told The ...

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Trump Denies Apple’s Request To Be Exempted From Tariffs On Chinese-Made Goods

President Donald Trump said Friday on Twitter that Apple will “not be given Tariff wavers” for product parts made in China. “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” the president wrote. Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac ...

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