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No Civilians Were Shot By Law Enforcement During Pulse Shooting, Investigation Finds

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| The question of friendly fire had plagued law enforcement since the June 2016 shooting left 49 dead during Latin Night at the predominantly gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Butterflies V. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order

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The Center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.

'No More Xenophobia': Calif. Governor Criticizes Trump On Immigration

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In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called 'border emergency.'"

Tyndall Air Force Base To Be Rebuilt As 'Air Base Of The Future'

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When Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle last October, it caused widespread destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base. The rebuilding of the base is expected to cost $3 billion.

Sandusky, Ohio, Makes Election Day A Paid Holiday — By Swapping Out Columbus Day

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Officials have been "thinking a lot about voter access and democracy," says City Manager Eric Wobser, "and so we thought it was a really natural switch."

Arizona Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Was Raped And Gave Birth Is Shutting Down

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The board of directors made the decision to close the facility after state officials ordered third-party oversight of daily operations, following the unexpected pregnancy of a patient.

Canadian Diplomats Suing Government For $28 Million Over Mysterious Illness

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The lawsuit alleges the government knowingly exposed them to "extremely serious and debilitating attacks" in Cuba that have resulted in brain injuries and that it was slow to remove them.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of Extortion Over Personal Photos

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In purported emails posted online by Bezos, executives for National Enquirer parent company AMI threaten to publish intimate photos of Bezo if the Washington Post publishes a story about the tabloid.

Gucci Apologizes And Removes Sweater Following 'Blackface' Backlash

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The luxury brand said it would work toward turning the incident into a "learning moment." It coincides with Black History Month as well as another blackface controversy roiling Virginia's leadership.