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Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Kidnapping Teen, Murdering Her Parents

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| The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.

Optimism After Daylong Meeting On Efforts To Fix Boeing 737 Max

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration hinted it could recertify the plane to fly passengers again by as soon as late June, but he would not commit to a timetable.

Missouri Governor Signs Ban On Abortion After 8 Weeks Of Pregnancy

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The bill makes no exception for cases of incest or rape and follows the approval of similar restrictions in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.

Harvey Weinstein 'Reaches $44 Million Deal' With Accusers

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About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

In California, Agreement On New Rules For When Police Can Use Deadly Force

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Under the agreement, officers will only be able to use lethal force when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options. That's widely viewed as higher than the existing legal standard.

American Man Achieves Dream By Reaching Mount Everest Summit, Then Dies

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Donald Lynn Cash of Utah achieved his goal of climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. A traffic jam on Mount Everest may have impeded efforts to carry him down the mountain before he died.

How The Fight For Religious Freedom Has Fallen Victim To The Culture Wars

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Disputes over LGBT rights and religion's role in public life have derailed a previously non-partisan movement.

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'Thank God We're OK.' Migrants Tell Of Conditions In A Texas CBP Holding Facility

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The facility was shut down for 24 hours after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a holding cell. 32 migrants were later identified as positive for influenza and were given medical treatment.

South And West Continue Rapid Growth, According To New Population Data

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The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.