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Georgia Tech officer whoTyler Beck, along with another yet-unidentified Georgia Tech Police officer, responded to a 911 call about a person with a knife and possibly a gun.        
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No body found after report ofAuthorities were unable to find a body when Metra Milwaukee District-West Line trains were stopped Tuesday afternoon after a train was thought to have hit a pedestrian on the West Side, authorities... said. The pedestrian was thought to have been hit by an inbound Milwaukee District-West Line train...
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Puerto Rico warns 'evacuate orHurricane Maria left a trail of "widespread destruction" on the small island of Dominica on Tuesday, then took aim at the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a potentially catastrophic ­Category 5... storm. With 165-mph winds, the monster hurricane churned northwest, battering Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands with heavy rain and powerful...
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Dog named Chewbarka rescuesA chihuahua-dachshund mix named Sir LaRue Winnieschnitzle -- aka Chewbarka -- saved several lives when he alerted his family to a fire about to engulf their Florida home. Early one recent Tuesday,... James and Theresa Parsons woke up to Chewbarka, 3, barking his head off. He wouldn't stop, so Theresa Parsons got up to see what was making him so upset -- once at the back of the house, she saw the porch was on fire. "It was a wall of flames," James Parsons told the Tallahassee Democrat. The Parsons ran to the front door and escaped. Firefighters estimated the house sustained $85,000 worth of damage, and while the family was safe, they lost nearly everything, including heirlooms. The fire took place on Theresa Parsons' birthday, and despite the devastation, they are looking at the bright side --...
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Initially, Ricardo Ramos thought it was a drill when the ground began to shake on Tuesday. This was the day for it, after all.
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Gun-wielding FBI agents bustedAgents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant.
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Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home

ABC News - 20 Sep 2017 03:48
Sinkhole swallows part ofA huge sinkhole opened up in a city northwest of Orlando, Florida, this morning, damaging part of a home.
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Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

The New York Times - 20 Sep 2017 03:47
Senate Republicans EmbraceSenate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctrine, agreed to move ahead on a budget that would add to the federal deficit in order to pave the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut.
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Senator wants Facebook toHe says company "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress.
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Report: Mueller's officeEarlier this summer, special counsel Robert Mueller's office interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, The Wall Street... Journal reports. The questioning took place in either June or July, several people with knowledge of the interview told the Journal, and could mean that investigators do not see Rosenstein as a major figure in the probe. Rosenstein took over the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, and appointed Mueller in May to his role as special counsel.
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A British adventurer who had been on a solo kayaking trip through the Amazon was shot dead by pirates, police have confirmed.
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WATCH: Football playersThe DuPage County State's Attorney's Office announced that five Wheaton College players have been charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint.
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Florida residents withThroughout Central Florida, people have been texting, messaging and calling relatives in Puerto Rico as the monstrous Category 5 storm approaches.        
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South Korea seemed to play down the latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea by President Donald Trump, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with …
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Uncertain future for the EPAEPA will not renew current lease and job postings unclear for local scientists.
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Republican Leaders DefySenator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.
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Kenneka Jenkins case highlights mistrust of police

Chicago Tribune - 20 Sep 2017 03:14
Kenneka Jenkins caseVideo released by Rosemont police seemed to solve at least part of the Kenneka Jenkins mystery. The surveillance recordings depict Jenkins, 19, staggering alone through a kitchen of the Crowne Plaza... Chicago O'Hare Hotel and around a corner where a walk-in freezer is located. Though the camera doesn't...
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Hillary Clinton Denounces"Not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering"
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Former senior living homeA former nurse's assistant at Elmhurst senior living facility was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing thousands of dollars worth of items, including... jewelry, according to prosecutors and court records. Eugene Dorsey, 31, of the 4900 block of Grace...
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Trump will use campaign, RNCPresident Donald Trump will use money donated to his campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his personal legal bills related to investigations into his campaign's ties to Russia,... two people familiar with the matter said. The first payments from the campaign and RNC have already...
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Ex-teacher charged withWOLCOTT, Conn. -- A Connecticut town’s former teacher of the year has been charged with stealing more than $88,000 in Parent Teacher Organization funds. Jane Gargano, of Wolcott, was charged Monday... with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. She was released on $20,000 bond pending arraignment scheduled for Sept. 26. Authorities say the 54-year-old Gargano took...
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3 members of Congress arrestedDemocratic Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, and Adriano Espaillat of New York were arrested Tuesday on disorderly conduct charges during a protest outside Trump Tower in... Manhattan. The three members of Congress were part of a small group of demonstrators calling for legislation to be passed helping undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents as children. Protesters sat down on Fifth Avenue and wouldn't move, The Associated Press reports, and they were eventually handcuffed and led away by police, who said they issued desk appearance tickets. They have all been released. Before the protest, organizers said the lawmakers planned on getting arrested, and on All In with Chris Hayes after his release, Gutierrez said the goal was to...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign... chairman.
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Kim Jong Un has teen sexA North Korean defector has told of Kim Jong-un's teen sex slaves, lavish caviar lunches and gory public executions. Hee Yeon Lim, 26, is the daughter of a high-ranking soldier from Pyongyang and a... member of the regime's inner circle. But when her father, Colonel Wui Yeon Lim, 51, passed away, she and her family...
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