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Bernie Madoff, Whose Ponzi Scheme Bilked Thousands, Dies In Prison

1 hour 49 min ago

Bernie Madoff, who carried out one of the most notorious Ponzi schemes in history, has died while serving his prison sentence in North Carolina. He bilked thousands of investors out of their savings.

Watch Live: Defense Testimony Resumes In Derek Chauvin's Trial

2 hours 25 min ago

Chauvin's defense lawyer began presenting his case on Tuesday, including showing police body camera footage of Floyd from a 2019 traffic stop.

Biden To Announce He Will 'End America's Longest War' In Afghanistan

2 hours 25 min ago

The president will announce the United States' intention to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.

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Bernie Madoff, Financier Behind Notorious Ponzi Scheme, Dies At 82

2 hours 30 min ago

Madoff died Wednesday in a North Carolina federal prison, where he was serving a 150-year sentence.

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Biden Administration Moves To Undo Trump Abortion Rules For Title X

3 hours 27 min ago

The Trump administration tried to "defund" Planned Parenthood and other groups through changes to the Title X family planning program. The Biden administration is proposing reversing those rules.

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Bill To Create Commission On Reparations Nears Historic House Vote

5 hours 36 min ago

The bill would create a commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, hold hearings and recommend "appropriate remedies" to Congress.

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Carbon Emissions Could Plummet. The Atmosphere Will Lag Behind

7 hours 22 min ago

The U.S. plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the next decade. Scientists say it's crucial that the U.S. succeed. Still, many of the positive effects won't arrive for decades.

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What We Know About The Suspect Who Planted Bombs Before The Capitol Riot

7 hours 33 min ago

More than 400 people are charged in the Jan. 6 riot, but one suspect remains elusive to law enforcement: the person who left bombs near the Democratic and Republican national committee headquarters.

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Kristen Clarke's Civil Rights Record Led Her To Barrier-Breaking DOJ Nomination

7 hours 36 min ago

Clarke is facing the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. If confirmed she would be the first woman and first woman of color in the job.

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Once On The Brink Of Eradication, Syphilis is Raging Again

7 hours 37 min ago

Syphilis cases in California have contributed to soaring national caseloads of sexually transmitted diseases. Experts point to the advent of dating apps, condom fatigue and an increase in meth.

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Report: Capitol Police Leadership, Equipment Deficiencies Hampered Jan. 6 Response

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:42

The watchdog review also found that some advance intelligence offered a "more alarming" warning ahead of the day's events.

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Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Searching For Victims After Severe Weather Off Louisiana

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:55

A "microburst of severe weather" may have caused a 256-foot lift boat to capsize in the Gulf of Mexico, about 8 miles south of Grand Isle.

1st Century Roman Statue, Looted A Decade Ago, Found In Belgium By Off-Duty Police

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:24

The statue is valued at 100,000 euros and was stolen from an archaeological site near the outskirts of Rome.

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'I Never Imagined This': Daunte Wright's Family Calls For Accountability

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:55

The family, joined by their lawyer Benjamin Crump and George Floyd's relatives, questioned why police felt the need to use force, in the form of a Taser or gun, on Wright.

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Rusten Sheskey, Kenosha Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Not Face Discipline

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:26

"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy," Kenosha, Wis., Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday, adding that he knows "some will not be pleased with the outcome."

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Park Police Officer Who Provided Backup Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:36

Chauvin's attorney said the footage from Officer Peter Chang's bodycam would show how another officer reacted to events, as well as reflect bystanders' reactions to what they were seeing.

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Expert Testifies Chauvin's Actions Were Justified And In Line With Policies

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:10

Defense witness Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert, told the court that the defendant, Derek Chauvin, followed his training as he pinned down George Floyd with his knee.

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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:11

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.

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Passenger In George Floyd's Car Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:46

Shawanda Hill said she was with George Floyd when an officer drew a gun outside the car. Floyd grabbed the wheel and said, "Please please don't kill me, please please don't shoot me," she recalled.

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:20

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

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