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Updated: 1 hour 27 min ago

Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting

1 hour 51 min ago
A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.
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Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked for sex crimes

2 hours 58 min ago
Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday.
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Suspects in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor released

3 hours 37 min ago
Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released on Friday, police said.
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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

8 hours 26 sec ago
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration

8 hours 2 min ago
California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

13 hours 30 min ago
A gunman opened fire on Friday at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police, authorities said.
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Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

13 hours 30 min ago
When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.
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Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

15 hours 29 min ago
Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.
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U.S. court faults Puerto Rico board appointments, keeps bankruptcy alive

15 hours 31 min ago
A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Friday that members of Puerto Rico's federally created oversight board were unconstitutionally appointed but declined to dismiss the bankruptcy cases the board filed for the U.S. commonwealth.
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U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

15 hours 36 min ago
The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.
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Trump to nominate Jeffrey Byard as U.S. emergency management chief

16 hours 41 min ago
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, a senior official at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be its administrator, replacing Brock Long who said this week he was resigning, the White House said on Friday.
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Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency declaration

17 hours 16 min ago
Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said.
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Senate inquiry to probe Russian agent's meetings with Treasury, Fed

17 hours 21 min ago
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.
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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:51pm
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.
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Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:33pm
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.
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Gunman opens fire at Illinois plant, at least one killed

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 4:50pm
A gunman opened fire in an industrial building in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, city and law enforcement officials said, killing at least one person and wounding several others before he was taken into custody.
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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico emergency for border wall

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:52pm
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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House panel announces emergency declaration probe in letter to Trump

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:51pm
A key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Friday it was launching an immediate investigation into President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, saying his move to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border raised constitutional and statutory issues.
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Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:13pm
Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed on Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.
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Active shooter reported in Aurora, Illinois: officials on Twitter

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:52pm
Police on Friday were responding to an "active shooter" in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said on Twitter.
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