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Outcry triggers calls for a federal investigation
Two months ago, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department's new commander, Chanel Dickerson, made a pledge: Let's find our missing girls. ... More >>

City marshal convicted for death of boy shot in father's car
A Marksville, Louisiana, marshal has been found guilty of manslaughter for the shooting of a young boy who was killed in the passenger seat of his father's car after a police pursuit, prosecutors said Saturday. ... More >>

Couple accused of killing disabled son before fire
Foul play was suspected from the first moments the disabled boy's body was discovered in the ashes of an upstate New York home. ... More >>

Teen blogger granted US asylum
The United States granted asylum to teen blogger Amos Yee, who has been jailed twice in his native Singapore for critical views on religion and politics. ... More >>

Residents called to help solve teen's sexual assault on Facebook Live
Chicago activists and neighbors of a teenage girl whose sexual assault was broadcast on Facebook Live are urging the community to identify the suspects. ... More >>

Hacking suspect's parents say he won't flee
Karim Baratov's parents want him back home, sitting at the dining table where they shared dinner nearly every night as a family of four, and where they now sit to make the case publicly that the young man accused of hacking emails for Russian agents is not a flight risk. ... More >>

MS-13 gang member arrested in 2-year-old's sexual assault
An MS-13 gang member who has been removed from the US four times and is originally from El Salvador pleaded not guilty Thursday to stabbing two women and sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl in Long Island, officials told CNN. ... More >>

Ex-Penn State president convicted in Sandusky case
The man who ran Penn State amid allegations that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys may now face jail time. ... More >>

Shooting shuts down Vegas Strip
Part of the Las Vegas Strip was shut down Saturday as police investigated a shooting that sent at least one person to the hospital. ... More >>

Pig-masked man among burglars to hit Bellagio
At least three well-dressed masked burglars, carrying sledgehammers, smashed their way into a high-end jewelry store early Saturday at one of Las Vegas' most luxurious hotels. ... More >>

US life expectancy is higher without GOP health bill
As House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from voting, I could almost hear the giant sigh of relief from Atlanta and across the nation's health care establishment. ... More >>

'Pizzagate' shooting suspect pleads guilty
The North Carolina man who police say fired an assault rifle in a Washington, DC, pizzeria while investigating an online conspiracy theory known as "Pizzagate" pleaded guilty Friday to gun charges in federal court. ... More >>

Plane crashes into Georgia house
A private plane crashed into a residence in an Atlanta suburb Friday night, but the people inside the home got out safely, authorities said. ... More >>

Whale of a deal: SeaWorld owner sells stake
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Mindy Kaling disses Cory Booker and gets a date
It's like a modern romcom featuring a television star and a politician -- complete with a social media twist. ... More >>

Keystone XL Pipeline is not a done deal, here's what's ahead
President Donald Trump's administration officially issued a permit on Friday that approves construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, fulfilling a campaign promise to complete the controversial oil pipeline. ... More >>

Shaq statue hovers 10 feet off ground
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Team of blind students battling in robotics competition
What do you do when you're a student and you want to compete in robotics competitions -- and you're blind? Well, you go to the dark side, of course. ... More >>

GameStop to shutter 100+ stores
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Soccer helps the lost find a place to belong
Street Soccer Scotland gathers the homeless, mentally ill and addicted for weekly soccer games. Along with bonding, players get help finding housing and treatment. ... More >>

The week that was
From a deadly attack in London to the Republican meltdown over efforts to replace Obamacare, here's a look back at the tumultuous week. ... More >>

For Trump, no closing this deal
More than 30 minutes into a meeting White House and House leadership officials wanted -- needed -- to be a breakthrough, it was time for everyone to put their cards on the table. ... More >>

Emboldened Dems look ahead to next fight
Rep. Mark Walker, chairman of a conservative group in the House called the Republican Study Committee, predicted Friday would be a "good moment" for Democrats. ... More >>

Jay Z thinks he's found the perfect suitcase
Not many successful businesses start with a luggage fail. ... More >>

U.S. workers most at risk from robots
Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots -- but Americans should be particularly worried. ... More >>

She's leading the march against revenge porn
Leah Juliett was 15 years old when nude photos of her first leaked online. It was 2012; at the time, there wasn't a name for what happened to her. ... More >>

Protest planned over jeweler's billboard
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Man arrested for eating pancakes in road
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Dog abuser gets years in prison
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