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British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack

BIRMINGHAM, England –  The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions — including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses — spanning two decades, London police said. Khalid Masood, a U.K.-born resident of the West Midlands in central England, was once investigated for extremism by British authorities but was […]
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Teen's sex assault emerges on social media, report shows

The exclusive Sydney school where students shared footage of an alleged sex attack insists the “safety and wellbeing” of pupils is its biggest concern. Teachers from Cranbrook School discovered dozens of students had distributed mobile phone footage of an alleged rape on a 15-year-old girl and alerted police, The Daily Telegraph reported. TEXAS TEACHER IN STUDENT-SEX BUST […]
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UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

UNITED NATIONS –  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan’s government of refusing to express “any meaningful concern” about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting. The U.N. chief delivered a sharp rebuke Thursday to the country’s president, Salva Kiir, saying what […]
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Police: Man stole presidential seals from Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON –  Police say a volunteer at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one that was taken from then-President Barack Obama’s seating area after his final Kennedy Center Honors. U.S. Park Police announced Thursday that they arrested Daniel Lewin of Washington and charged him with four counts of first-degree theft. A presidential seal […]
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GSA Rules Trump's DC Hotel Lease Is In 'Full Compliance'

The federal agency that oversees the government-held lease on the Trump family’s Washington, D.C. hotel has ruled that the lease is in “full compliance,” though a clause in the lease explicitly forbids “any elected official” of the federal government from receiving “any benefit” from the property. In a letter to Donald Trump’s son Donald and […]
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Texas teacher in student-sex bust smiled because she's innocent, lawyer says

The lawyer of the smiling Texas high school teacher accused of fondling a male student said his client looks so cheerful in her mugshot because she’s innocent, according to a report. Sarah Fowlkes, 27, “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old male student and turned herself in on Monday, and shortly thereafter bonded herself out, according to […]
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NJ man charged with blackmailing teens into online sex acts

TRENTON, N.J. –  Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with blackmailing five teenage girls to pose nude and engage in sexual conduct on web cameras. New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced the grand jury indictment Thursday against 28-year-old Daniel Derringer III, of Lake Worth, Fla. Porrino says the former Union City, N.J., […]
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FBI's Comey warns of 'terrorist diaspora' from ISIS territory

FBI Director James Comey repeated his concerns Thursday over a “terrorist diaspora” that he believes will occur once ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria is “crushed” by coalition forces. Comey said during a speech at a national security summit at the University of Texas at Austin that he expects these individuals to flow outward largely […]
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Israel investigates boycott leader for suspected tax fraud

JERUSALEM –  Israeli authorities say they are investigating a founder of an anti-Israel boycott movement for suspected tax evasion. The Israel Tax Authority says Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian who holds Israeli residency, is suspected of evading taxes between 2007-2017 on $700,000 in income from managing a cash machine business, and on income from lectures around […]
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Arizona parents accused of murder after son, 2, shot older brother

A mother and father in Phoenix are facing first degree murder charges, after their nine-year-old son was shot and killed on Monday. According to reports, Kansas and Wendy Lavarnia said their two-year-old toddler accidentally shot the nine-year-old, now identified as Landen Lavarnia. Police, however, said the couple tried to clean up all the blood, while […]