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    Georgia officer shot and killed; Manhunt underway for suspect

    AMERICUS, Georgia — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded Wednesday at an apartment complex in western Georgia, prompting a hunt for a suspect and causing nearby Georgia Southwestern State University to tell students to take shelter. The shooting took place in the small city of Americus. The slain cop served on the Americus police force, while the other works for the university. The second officer was in critical condition after the shooting, Georgia Bureau of Investigation […]

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    Trump lays out military plan; formally introduces James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina. “In order to succeed in our defense policy, we must have the right person to lead in our Defense Department,” he said, reading from a Teleprompter. “This is why I am proud to formally announce today my intention to nominate General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the next Secretary of Defense for the […]

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    7 special needs teens found locked in closet of Texas home; Woman charged

    RICHMOND, Texas – Seven teens with special needs are recovering in the hospital after being rescued from the Texas home where they were forced to live together in a closet, authorities said. They were regularly locked in a closet with a deadbolt for so long that they urinated on themselves among the clothes and boxes. They had never attended school even though they were teenagers with special needs. One child with Down syndrome was found wearing a dirty diaper in the home in […]

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    Trump says to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

      Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet that’s being built to carry “future presidents” already costs more than $4 billion, and that he wants to cancel the order. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Boeing is building a brand […]

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    ‘I’m going to die, mom:’ Trapped Oakland fire victims sent heartbreaking texts in final moments

    OAKLAND, Calif. – As a raging fire consumed a warehouse in Oakland, California on Friday night, those trapped inside appeared to prepare themselves for death. They huddled together, shielding each other. They sent text messages to their loved ones, messages that would be their last goodbyes. A mother of one of the victims told Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s office that she woke up on Saturday morning to a gutting message from her daughter on her phone. […]

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    Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave to U.S. employees

    Ikea is significantly expanding paid parental leave to up to four months for U.S. employees. Starting January 1, workers who have been with the company for a year will get six weeks of leave at full pay, followed by six weeks at half pay. Workers who have been there three years will be eligible for eight weeks at full pay, followed by eight weeks at half pay. Under the current system, Ikea parents are eligible for five days of paid […]

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    Here are the 2017 Grammy nominations

    NEW YORK — Adele and Beyonce are set for a steep competition at this year’s Grammy Awards. Both artists were nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the year. Nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were revealed Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.” Meghan Trainor, winner of the best new artist award in 2016, appeared on the morning show to announce the top categories. About 13,000 in the music industry voted and made their […]

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    Veteran can’t work without his service dog — so Lowe’s hired them both

    ABILENE, Texas — Getting a job these days is tough enough. Getting a job for you and your service animal? It’s as hard as it sounds. But Clay Luthy did it. Luthy, a disabled Air Force vet, had been struggling to find work since he needed his service animal, a dog named Charlotte, to be with him. But he got hired for a part-time job at a Lowe’s in Abilene, Texas. Hiring Luthy meant Lowe’s was also hiring Charlotte. “We […]

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    Judge declares mistrial in Michael Slager trial

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina  — A South Carolina prosecutor vowed Monday to retry a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist in North Charleston after the jury failed to reach a verdict following 22 hours of deliberation. The judge declared a mistrial on the fourth day of deliberations in the murder trial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston officer. “We will try Michael Slager again,” 9th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson said in a statement […]

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    Lady Gaga reveals she has PTSD

    NEW YORK — Lady Gaga made a powerful announcement to a group of young LGBT people in New York — she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Gaga revealed that she suffers from the debilitating mental illness at Harlem’s Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth on November 25. The taped segment aired on NBC’s “Today” show Friday. She visited the center as part of a collaboration between her foundation, Born This Way, and the NBC morning show. She brought […]