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Ex-USA Gymnastics Trainer Arrested In Texas On Sex Assault Charge

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| Debbie Van Horn is charged with the sexual assault of a child. She worked with disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar at the Karolyi Ranch gymnastics facility just outside of Huntsville, Texas.

LA Jewish activists view Israel through social justice lens

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Many younger Jewish Americans have a different view of Israel than their parents and grandparents. Just look at IfNotNow, a growing millennial American Jewish activist movement that wants to “end American Jewish support” for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.

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California Firefighting Agency Requests Another $234 Million For 2018

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As fall — usually California's busiest fire season — approaches, officials say the agency that oversees emergency fire responses is running out of money.

More Than 1,500 Animals Seized In Dog And Cockfighting Operations At A Wisconsin Home

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The dogs and birds were "living in deplorable conditions," the Pierce County Sheriff's Office said. Agents also found methamphetamine and marijuana at the residence.

New York, New Jersey Investigating Sex Abuse And Cover-Ups By Clergy

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The attorneys general for both states have launched active investigations into abuse allegations. Last month, a grand jury report from Pennsylvania detailed abuse by more than 300 Catholic priests.

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Allow Longer Detention Of Migrant Children

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Under the Flores settlement, immigrant minors can't be held in jail-like settings and can't be held for longer than 20 days. The government's move to circumvent that will likely end up in court.

Blackwater Guard's 2nd Murder Trial Ends Without A Verdict

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Nicholas Slatten was previously found guilty in the 2007 mass shooting of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, but that conviction was overturned last year. Now his retrial has ended in a hung jury.

Trump Officials Say They Can't Recall Discussing Census Citizenship Question

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As part of the lawsuits over the 2020 census citizenship question, officials who worked with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had trouble answering inquiries about their roles.

In New Delhi Talks, Mattis And Pompeo Seek To Bring U.S. And India Closer

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are expected to discuss anti-terrorism, maritime security, China's influence — and India's reliance on Iranian oil and Russian arms.

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