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WATCH: Alex Murdaugh takes the stand to testify in his murder trial

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 10:41

It's the latest dramatic shift in a case that has drawn attention because of the Murdaugh family's status as a wealthy and prominent family. Watch the testimony live.

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Dylan Lyons, a 24-year-old TV journalist, was killed while reporting on a shooting

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 10:09

Spectrum News 13 confirmed that 24-year-old reporter Dylan Lyons was killed while covering a shooting on Wednesday, along with a 9-year-old girl. Her mom and a station photojournalist were injured.

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Many U.K. grocers limit some fruit and veggie sales as extreme weather impacts supply

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 09:59

Grocery giants including Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Morrisons are struggling with their supply chains, particularly with products sourced from Spain and Morocco where extreme weather has damaged crops.

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Putinology: the art of analyzing the man in the Kremlin

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:19

They used to be called Kremlinologists — American experts on the Soviet Union. Now there's a new generation of Putinologists who seek to interpret Russia by analyzing its authoritarian leader.

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Deaths in custody are a crisis, but data on them is a black hole, a new report says

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:04

A new report indicates that the federal government severely undercounts people who died while being transported, detained or arrested by law enforcement and those who died while incarcerated.

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After the Ukraine war, what comes next? NATO allies don't agree

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:02

The military alliance is publicly committed to preserving Ukraine's independence. But discussions on how to reach that goal are quietly contentious.

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Red and blue states look to Medicaid to improve the health of people leaving prison

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:01

People leaving jail or prison are at extremely high risk of hospitalization and death, and policymakers from deep blue California to solidly red Utah think bringing Medicaid behind bars could help.

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Americans want Congress to deal with the debt ceiling. How to do it is complicated

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:01

A slim majority of respondents in the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll say the debt ceiling should be raised. But they split on whether to cut programs or raise taxes to reduce the national debt.

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A West Virginia bill allowing concealed guns at colleges is one step away from law

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:00

A bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried on West Virginia college campuses passed by a landslide in the state's House of Delegates. It heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Jim Justice.

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She's Ukrainian-American. Her relatives are in Russia. Family group texts are awkward

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 05:00

For people who have family members on different sides of the war in Ukraine, it's been a long year of disagreeing, disbelieving and biting tongues.

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A proposed bill in Florida would ban dogs from hanging their heads out of car windows

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 04:35

Dogs would not be able to hang their heads out of car windows under a new bill proposed in Florida. The bill would additionally ban cat declawing and cosmetic animal testing.

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An Australian man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of a gay American in 1988

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 04:05

Scott White's admission in the New South Wales state Supreme Court comes three months after he had his conviction for murdering Scott Johnson overturned by an appeals court.

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No cow needed: Oat and soy can be called milk, FDA proposes

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 01:37

Food and Drug Administration officials have issued guidance that says plant-based beverages don't pretend to be from dairy animals – and that U.S. consumers aren't confused by the difference.

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A girl and a TV journalist were fatally shot near the scene of another shooting

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 21:22

Authorities in Florida don't immediately have a motive for any of the shootings. A TV crewmember and the girl's mother were also wounded and in critical condition at the hospital.

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Unlikely alliances in Supreme Court opinions on overtime, death penalty

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 21:14

The cases involved who qualifies for overtime pay, and Arizona's refusal to apply a Supreme Court precedent in death penalty jury instructions.

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Winter storm sending heavy snow where California rarely sees it

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 21:06

The winter storm that's pummeling nearly half the United States means snow in parts of California that often don't see it.

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Democrats are warning against the release of Jan. 6 tapes to a Fox News host

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 18:41

After reports that Speaker Kevin McCarthy granted Fox News' Tucker Carlson access to the tapes, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed the move.

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A look back at Oscar nominee Angela Bassett's long, distinguished career

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 18:10

Angela Bassett has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It's a landmark in a long, distinguished career that began in the 1980s.

A doctor near East Palestine, Ohio, details the main thing he's watching for now

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 18:02

Officials are monitoring the air and water in East Palestine, Ohio, since a train carrying chemicals derailed there. A local doctor tells us what he is seeing.

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A doctor near East Palestine, Ohio, details the main thing he's watching for now

Wed, 02/22/2023 - 18:02

Officials are monitoring the air and water in East Palestine, Ohio, since a train carrying chemicals derailed there. A local doctor tells us what he is seeing.

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