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Ex-policeman charged with decades-old serial killings

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A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from...


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The Latest: Authorities say fire out at Wisconsin refinery

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities say a smoky refinery fire that forced many residents of Superior, Wisconsin, to evacuate is out. Douglas County officials posted an update Thursday evening saying...


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Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

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More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California’s most prolific serial killers and rapists was caught by using online genealogical sites to find a DNA match, prosecutors said Thursday.


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10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. SPECTACULAR FALL FOR ‘AMERICA’S DAD‘ Bill Cosby could spend his final years in prison after a jury convicts him of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the...


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'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault

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Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman


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As Trump threatens to get more involved at Justice Department, its alums push back

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As President Donald Trump threatens to reshape the Justice Department’s leadership and demolish its tradition of independence from politics, department alums are fighting back with increasing vigor - signing petitions, holding public events and taking...


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Jackson out as VA pick, but scrutiny remains

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Ronny Jackson’s withdrawal from consideration to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs stanched an immediate political crisis for the Trump White House, but it sparked new questions over his future as the president’s doctor and the fate of the embattled...


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Ryan dismissed House chaplain, leaving lawmakers demanding answers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dismissed the Rev. Patrick Conroy this month as chaplain of the chamber, an unusual decision that angered some of the Jesuit priest’s allies in Congress. Ryan made no mention of the reasons behind Conroy’s ouster in an...


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Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates...


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The Latest: Comedian Buress lauded online over Cosby verdict

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Thousands of people on Twitter are crediting comedian Hannibal Buress for starting the avalanche of accusations that led to Bill Cosby’s conviction on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his...


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