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  • Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Laughed When Admitting to Shooting in Video 'Confession' Played in Court
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    Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Laughed When Admitting to Shooting in Video 'Confession' Played in Court

    Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine black churchgoers at a Charleston, South Carolina, Bible study, laughed as he admitted to the shooting in a video interview of Roof played in court today and seen by ABC News. "I didn't say anything to them before I pulled it out, not even

  • What It's Like as an Asian-American Journalist to Interview a White Nationalist
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    What It's Like as an Asian-American Journalist to Interview a White Nationalist

    It’s not every day that a self-proclaimed white nationalist calls you an “honorary white person.”He was joking, of course, after I said I enjoyed a recent trip near his home in Whitefish, Montana. It would have been light-hearted banter in any other context, but not this one.Because Richard Spencer had

  • Hundreds of Men Missing From Battered East Aleppo, UN Says
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    Hundreds of Men Missing From Battered East Aleppo, UN Says

    Hundreds of men appear to have gone missing after fleeing the rebel-held part of Aleppo, Syria, for government-held areas, the United Nations said on Friday, expressing concern that the men may have been detained and mistreated by the Syrian government. “Given the terrible record of arbitrary detention

  • Family of Knife-Wielding 14-Year-Old Shot by Police Questions Officer's Use of Gun
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    Family of Knife-Wielding 14-Year-Old Shot by Police Questions Officer's Use of Gun

    The family of a Nevada high school student who was shot by police this week as he allegedly wielded a knife and threatened other students is questioning whether the officer could have subdued the teen without firing a weapon. Reno Police Department Chief Jason Soto said at a press conference Wednesday

  • Why This Innocence Advocate Believes N.C. Man Was Wrongfully Convicted of UNC Charlotte Student’s Murder
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    Why This Innocence Advocate Believes N.C. Man Was Wrongfully Convicted of UNC Charlotte Student’s Murder

    Chris Mumma, the executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, believes her client Mark Carver is sitting in prison, sentenced to life, for a murder he didn’t commit. Carver was convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 for the murder of 20-year-old UNC Charlotte Ira Yarmolenko

  • Trump Takes Aim at China in Victory Tour Stop
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    Trump Takes Aim at China in Victory Tour Stop

    President-elect Donald Trump unloaded on China during the third stop on his "thank you" victory tour, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa that the country is "going to start" playing by the rules. Trump has taken a tough stance on China throughout his campaign, but he raised eyebrows

  • Missing Marine Pilot Who Ejected off Japan Coast Confirmed Dead
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    Missing Marine Pilot Who Ejected off Japan Coast Confirmed Dead

    A U.S. Marine pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 fighter jet off the eastern coast of Japan has been confirmed dead after being recovered earlier on Thursday by a Japanese naval vessel, military officials said. The Marine Corps identified Captain Jake Frederick as the pilot who ejected from his F/A-18C

  • Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least 3
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    Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least 3

    At least three people have been killed in a series of snow-related car accidents that involved about 40 vehicles in Michigan, according to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.The major car pileup occurred around 9:47 a.m. today, in the westbound lanes of the interstate I-96 in Livingston County

  • Suspected Terror Attack at OSU Launched Nationwide Dragnet for Information
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    Suspected Terror Attack at OSU Launched Nationwide Dragnet for Information

    “There’s been a police shooting on the [Ohio State University] campus involving a car versus a crowd,” the staffer told Quinn, who runs the Ohio Strategic Analysis and Information Center in Columbus. “We don’t know where the shoe may be falling next,” said Mike Hartzler, another senior homeland security

  • How Trump's Tweets Seem to Be Impacting Stocks and CEOs
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    How Trump's Tweets Seem to Be Impacting Stocks and CEOs

    Donald Trump is known for airing his grievances and musings on Twitter, but now his opinions seem to be directly impacting the U.S. stock market and investors. Investors were not pleased with those comments. It also led to a phone conversation between Trump and the company’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

  • 1 Officer Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting Near Georgia Southwestern State University
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    1 Officer Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting Near Georgia Southwestern State University

    One police officer is dead, and another officer is in critical condition after a shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University today. The officers — one with the local police department and one with the school — were called to a domestic dispute off campus when they encountered the suspect, said

  • First Lady Brings Staffers to Tears at Emotional Final Staff Holiday Party
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    First Lady Brings Staffers to Tears at Emotional Final Staff Holiday Party

    First lady Michelle Obama hosted a staff holiday party at the Washington, D.C., restaurant "We the Pizza" on Tuesday night, two people in attendance confirm to ABC News."It was a very exclusive, private event for her and her staff," owner and chef Spike Mendelsohn told ABC News in

  • 4 More Infants in NYC Reported to Have Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects
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    4 More Infants in NYC Reported to Have Zika Virus-Related Birth Defects

    Four more infants have been reported to have birth defects related to the Zika virus in New York City, the city's health department announced today. In the four most recent cases, the infants were reported to have "congenital Zika virus syndrome," which encompasses variety of issues —

  • President-Elect Trump Expected to Pick Gen. John Kelly as Nominee for DHS Secretary
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    President-Elect Trump Expected to Pick Gen. John Kelly as Nominee for DHS Secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Gen. John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security, according to two top transition officials familiar with the decision.Kelly is a retired four-star general and the former commander of U.S. Southern Command. In addition to his experience leading troops

  • Donald Trump Announces Investment, Jobs Deal With Japan's SoftBank
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    Donald Trump Announces Investment, Jobs Deal With Japan's SoftBank

    President-elect Donald Trump announced that Japanese telecom and internet company SoftBank will invest $50 billion in the United States, which the company claims will create 50,000 jobs. "We are going to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and commit to make, to create 50,000 new jobs," Son said

  • What We Know So Far About the Oakland Warehouse Fire Investigation
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    What We Know So Far About the Oakland Warehouse Fire Investigation

    Investigators are working to determine whether there was criminal liability, and if so, against whom, regarding the horrific blaze in Oakland, California that claimed the lives of 36 men and women last Friday. "The Ghost Ship," as the warehouse was called by some, was purportedly run by a

  • Joe Biden on 2020 Presidential Race: 'Never Say Never'
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    Joe Biden on 2020 Presidential Race: 'Never Say Never'

    It's been less than a month since Election Day, but that hasn't stopped some from speculating on who will seek the presidency in 2020.When asked if he would consider a run for the White House again, Vice President Joe Biden remained open to the possibility.In an appearance on the Late Show with

  • Democrats Want Federal Government to Pick Up Tab for Trump Protection in NYC
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    Democrats Want Federal Government to Pick Up Tab for Trump Protection in NYC

    The NYPD has been providing additional security for Donald Trump in New York since Election Day, to the tune of about $500,000 day — and New York Democrats want the federal government to pay for it. Top New York City–area House Democrats appeared with NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller on Capitol

  • President Obama Once Expressed Concern About Marine One Costs
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    President Obama Once Expressed Concern About Marine One Costs

    Donald Trump isn't the first to complain about the price of a presidential air fleet. Back in 2009, President Obama expressed concerns about cost overruns for a new set of presidential helicopters. At the time, the Pentagon's contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop a new fleet of helicopters

  • Donald Trump to Meet With ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State Search Expands
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    Donald Trump to Meet With ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State Search Expands

    Amid his broadening search for a secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet today with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, according to a senior Trump transition officials. The emergence of new names indicates that Trump may be conflicted about his shortlist and may be facing persistent