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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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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 […]
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The Latest: Parents accused of murder investigated in 2014

PHOENIX –  The Latest on the deadly shooting of a 9-year-old Phoenix boy (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A couple charged with murder in their 9-year-old son’s shooting death had been investigated by Arizona’s child-welfare agency nearly three years ago. The Department of Child Safety says it launched the investigation after Wendy Lavarnia gave birth […]
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State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for “population sets” needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic cable. The message also instructed U.S. posts overseas to review the social media accounts of visa applicants who are […]