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Teacher Arrested After Forcibly Chopping Student’s Hair While Singing The National Anthem

A California teacher was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a video showed her chopping at least one student’s hair while belting the national anthem. Science teacher Margaret Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after reports of felony child endangerment and bail was set to $100,000, the Visalia Times Delta reported Wednesday. The incident took place at University Preparatory High School in ...

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Joe Manchin Surprises Everyone By Coming Out Against Trump’s Energy Regulator Pick

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West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has withdrawn his support for a federal energy regulator nominee as he faces immense scrutiny from his party’s environmental base. A Senate procedural vote Wednesday to confirm Robert McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fell along party lines, 50-49. Despite being a Democrat, Manchin’s vote again McNamee was unexpected. The West Virginia lawmaker ...

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Report: FBI Emails Show Intelligence Community Had Concerns About Steele Dossier

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FBI officials discussed intelligence community concerns about the infamous Steele dossier in a lengthy email thread in October 2016, according to a new report The FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page But Republicans have questioned whether the FBI relied on unverified or inaccurate intelligence to obtain the warrants  ...

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Report: Prosecutors Resume Foreign Lobby Probe Of Podesta Group, Mercury Public Affairs

Federal prosecutors have recently resumed interviewing witnesses in an investigation of two lobbying firms that worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including one operated by the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors in New York have in recent weeks started contacting witnesses and attorneys as part of an investigation into the ...

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Whistleblower Advocates, Attorneys Condemn FBI Raid On Clinton Foundation Whistleblower

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Whistleblower activists condemned the FBI’s raid of a recognized whistleblower, Dennis Cain. Cain had previously shared documents with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The documents contained potential wrongdoing regarding the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Cain’s lawyer. Whistleblower advocates across the political spectrum condemned an FBI raid on the ...

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Macron Waves The White Flag On Carbon Taxes

French President Emmanuel Macron decided to scrap the planned carbon tax on fuels after weeks of protests rocked Paris and other major cities across the country. An Élysée Palace official told The Associated Press Wednesday that “the president decided to get rid of the tax.” Macron’s decision comes one day after the government announced plans to delay implementing the carbon ...

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Georgia Minister Runs Out Of Courthouse Before Conviction For Child Rape Is Pronounced

A minister fled an Atlanta courthouse before the judge pronounced his conviction for child rape, prompting a police manhunt for the newly minted convict. Don Martin, minister of The Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ, sat through testimony for five days at the courthouse, then left Tuesday and failed to return for closing arguments and the verdict. Authorities are ...

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US Officials Worry Satellite Technology Company Now Controlled By China

A Monday report from The Wall Street Journal revealed how a state-owned Chinese financial firm may be getting ahold of a U.S. satellite that uses restricted technology relied on by the U.S. military through a web of financial transactions and foreign investments. While there are several laws that forbid exporting satellite technology to China, Boeing Co. agreed to build the ...

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Michael Flynn Is Helping The Government On ‘Several’ Cases. Which Ones?

A long-awaited memo filed on Tuesday revealed that former national security advisor Michael Flynn has helped the special counsel and other prosecutors on “several” investigations That reference has touched off speculation about what other cases Flynn is helping with in addition to Mueller’s Russia probe The retired lieutenant general could be providing assistance on Turkey’s lobbying efforts in the U.S., ...

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Immigrant Arrested For Murder Was Previously Deported At Least Eight Times

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An illegal immigrant arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a co-worker in Oregon is discovered to have been deported at least eight times. Deciderio Vargas-Ortiz, 52, was arrested for the alleged murder of Renee Luis-Antonio. The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon — a town in the northeastern part of the state — and reportedly had a ...

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Alabama Police Shot Legal Gun Carrying Citizen Three Times In The Back During Mall Shooting Flub, According To Autopsy

An Alabama police officer shot a legal gun carrying citizen in the back three times during a mall shooting in Alabama, according to findings from an autopsy report. Examination of 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr.’s body shows that he was shot in the back of his head, neck and back, according to The New York Times. Findings of the autopsy were announced in ...

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Mueller Recommends No Jail Time For Michael Flynn, Who Provided ‘Substantial Assistance’ To Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday effectively recommended that Michael Flynn receive no prison time for lying to the FBI, citing the former national security advisor’s “substantial assistance” in the Russia probe and other Department of Justice (DOJ) cases. “Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations set forth below, a sentence at the low end of the guideline range ...

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