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In this Thursday, April 11, 2019, photo provided by the Center for Coastal Studies, a baby right whale swims with its mother in Cape Cod Bay off Massachusetts.
Amy James/Center for Coastal Studies/NOAA permit 19315-1 via AP
April 13, 2019 - 8:51 pm
NEW ENGLAND (AP) -- An endangered species of whale is experiencing a mini-baby boom in New England waters, researchers on Cape Cod have said. The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet, numbering only about 411. But the Center for Coastal Studies in...
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Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP
April 13, 2019 - 8:46 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Two children were killed and about a dozen people were injured in Texas Saturday after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds...
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In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
April 13, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government's failure to respond by an April 23 deadline could send the dispute into federal court...
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Teacher allegedly asked kids to study 'slave games'
CNN, WITI
April 13, 2019 - 11:41 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- A Wisconsin physical education teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly telling African-American students in the class to research games played by "enslaved children." The suggestion came after the Shorewood Intermediate School teacher shared an activity...
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Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda
Bloomington Police Department via CNN
April 13, 2019 - 10:42 am
By Madeline Holcombe (CNN) -- The man arrested for allegedly pushing or throwing a boy from the third floor of the Mall of America in Minnesota had been banned from the mall in the past and once told police he had anger issues, court records show. Witnesses said Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, either...
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People watch as a hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle passes Hussle's clothing store The Marathon, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle’s casket, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, e
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
April 12, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles. Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service. The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017 file photo, director Woody Allen attends a special screening of "Wonder Wheel" in New York. On Friday, April 12, 2019, an Amazon lawyer said the filmmaker breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
April 12, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself...
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Uniformed Secret Service police officers are viewed on Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from inside the White House North Lawn in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
April 12, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says that a man operating a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House. UPDATE: A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Mark Makela/Getty Images
Steve Tawa
April 12, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When Mayor Kenney heard that the Trump administration had reportedly considered releasing detainees to "Sanctuary Cities," to retaliate against political critics, he would have taken any and all sent this way. While the Washington Post reports the plan never...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
April 12, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds — just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been discussed but quickly rejected. "Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change...
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