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The woman told WFTS that while growing up she learned how to handle reptiles by accompanying her father, a Jupiter police officer, on animal service calls. She said she had seen poisonous snakes on her property before, so she made a decision to expose the child to a snake. She says the baby was not hurt, only scared of the snake's movement.
  • Michelle Carter waives right to jury trial; judge will decide case

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    Carter allegedly texted him several times. Jury selection was supposed to start on Monday and extra potential jurors were summonsed for duty because of the Carter case. In 2013, he had tried to kill himself by overdosing on acetaminophen, but his friend saved his life. Carter was aware of his history of mental health, and admitted to suffering too - the pair were even prescribed the same antidepressants.
  • Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court

    Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court

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    Conway said the outcome at the high court "is what actually matters". George Conway , a D.C. attorney and husband of Kellyane Conway, tweeted a note of caution on Trump's travel ban tweet. Trump said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". His own Department of Justice (DOJ) was squarely in his presidential sights as he complained bitterly about the languishing state of his revised Travel ban.
  • Trump Has Nominated Just a Handful of Ambassadors

    Trump Has Nominated Just a Handful of Ambassadors

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    Josh Barro noted that only five countries now have US nominees awaiting Senate confirmation: Bahamas, Ethiopia, Holy See, Japan, and New Zealand (and the Vatican doesn't really count as a country, per se). Her file is missing a committee questionnaire to be filled out by the nominee, financial disclosure forms and certifications regarding any potential conflicts.
  • Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect NBA title run

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    James had 10 first-half assists, the most in any playoff half of his career, while Curry had 15 points as Golden State took a 40-34 lead in the highest-scoring NBA Finals first quarter in 50 years and the second-highest ever. He then dribbled again with his left hand and drove in for a fancy lay-up. And James probably deserved better than he got. Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play.
  • Sheriff: 'Multiple fatalities' in Florida shooting

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    Seven people survived the ordeal. The business, Fiamma , makes awnings and other accessories for recreational vehicles. They are ruling the incident out as terrorism. The sheriff said the gunman had a criminal history that was "minor in nature", including marijuana possession, driving under the influence and battery charges.
  • Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice

    Laviolette asks Preds' fans not to throw anything onto ice

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    We have the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators . However Game 5 turns out, someone will be in a position to win the Stanley Cup Sunday when the series returns to Nashville. "I think he's done an fantastic job ". The drama continued into the second period, when action was stopped 4:20 into the middle stanza. "We just gotta focus on Game 5 and getting a win at home, building off the things we did here", Crosby said.
  • Gov. Cuomo orders regulations to keep New Yorkers insured

    Gov. Cuomo orders regulations to keep New Yorkers insured

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    Under the governor's proposed regulations, insurers in NY state would be barred from participating in health insurance programs funded by Medicaid if they choose to opt out of offering Qualified Health Plans in the State Health Marketplace.
  • Bill to overhaul Pennsylvania pension benefits on fast track

    Bill to overhaul Pennsylvania pension benefits on fast track

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    Pennsylvania's state Senate is unveiling legislation to overhaul retirement benefits for future state government and public school employees in hopes of getting it to Gov. Although he doesn't believe the bill goes far enough and didn't co-sponsor it, Eichelberger said he voted for it because it would have "a very important impact" in the long term.
  • Jury in officer's trial hears different accounts of shooting

    Jury in officer's trial hears different accounts of shooting

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    Reynolds is a key witness for the state as she was the only other person besides Yanez and Castile to witness the shooting first-hand. She was billed as a hero after remaining calm in the video and made appearances on morning talk shows. Judge William Leary III kept the woman on the jury. "He reached for it", Engh said of Castile, adding that Castile ignored two commands about not reaching for or pulling out his gun.
  • London Bridge attack: 2 of 3 killers identified

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    The assailants killed seven people and wounded 48 others by ramming a vehicle into a crowd on London Bridge and then stabbing people in nearby Borough Market . He had tweeted picture of armed police just off the A13 after hearing what he described as "loud flash bangs and gunshots". Terrorists brought carnage to the streets of Britain for the second time in as many weeks, killing seven and leaving 21 fighting for their lives.