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The Delaware State Police released additional details Thursday about the Wednesday morning shooting outside of a convenience store that claimed the life of a State Trooper . Stephen Ballard was shot in the parking lot of the Wawa store at 1605 Pulaski Highway shortly after 12 p.m. Wednesday. Ballard, wounded, sought shelter behind a parked vehicle, but Sealy chased after him and fired again, police said, including several shots that he fired "at close range" when the trooper was already on ...
  • Aaron Hernandez murder conviction thrown out by judge

    Aaron Hernandez murder conviction thrown out by judge

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    The motion had been expected to prevail, and on Tuesday, Judge E. Susan Garsh said that legal precedent required the ruling. Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in 2015 in the death two years prior of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who had dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.
  • Proposed GOP healthcare plan not dead on arrival — Missouri's Blunt

    Proposed GOP healthcare plan not dead on arrival — Missouri's Blunt

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    The Affordable Care Act isn't ideal. "It seems to me they've already made their decision". Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was asked Sunday whether the health care bill the House of Representatives passed last week would, as its GOP boosters insist, improve coverage and preserve patient protections.
  • White House Claims Trump Travel Ban Not Targeting Muslims

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    Judge Pamela Harris said Trump's order has clearly had a devastating effect on Muslims. At issue in Richmond on Monday was the tension between securing national security interests and ensuring the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, which guarantees freedom of religion.
  • Hernandez lawyer asks court to erase conviction

    Hernandez lawyer asks court to erase conviction

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    She ruled under a common law doctrine known as abatement ab initio , which holds that a defendant's death before an appeal erases the conviction. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez, 27, used the loophole in a plot to get millions of dollars from the New England Patriots for his family.
  • Chelsea Manning set for release next week

    Chelsea Manning set for release next week

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    Manning had already served seven years of her sentence when Obama commuted it. Manning struck a similarly optimistic tone in a statement Tuesday after her impending release was announced. Manning, a native of Crescent, Oklahoma, was convicted in a military court martial of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud.
  • Abedin didn't send as many emails as Comey said

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    As Comey explained, the top Clinton aide did this so Weiner could print them out. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have internally acknowledged that Director James Comey inaccurately stated the number of Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonComey testimony on Clinton emails inaccurate: report Fla.
  • Senate vote could decide if road-funding bill becomes law

    Senate vote could decide if road-funding bill becomes law

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    If McMaster vetoes the bill, legislators could override his veto by the end of the week. For House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, the vote Tuesday was the culmination of three years of work. The S.C. Department of Transportation has estimated it needs an added $1 billion a year to get the state's roads in excellent condition. Its various tax cuts were needed to "draw as many votes as possible", he said.
  • Top US General Vows to 'Destroy' Islamic State in Afghanistan

    Top US General Vows to 'Destroy' Islamic State in Afghanistan

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    Last month, Gen. Nicholson authorized the use of the American military's largest non-nuclear munition, dubbed the "mother of all bombs", on a network of ISIL-K tunnels and caves in Nangarhar that made it hard for the US and their Afghan partners to combat the jihadists.
  • Iowa Republicans vote to replace Obamacare

    Iowa Republicans vote to replace Obamacare

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    Scheinblum followed up Blum's answer asking, "Would you still take donations from a Republican in Iowa City?" Blum then stood up, took off his microphone, said , "This is ridiculous", and walked out. Rod Blum stormed out of a TV interview when pressed about why he screens those who attend his public meetings. Inside the forum, Stefanik faced a mixed crowd of 100, with hecklers accusing her of dodging questions on her vote.
  • Former US president Obama had warned Trump against Flynn

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    Only after the news of his false statements broke publicly did he lose his job on February 13. Despite firing Flynn, Trump has tried to paint his former national security adviser as a victim of illegal leaks of classified information by Obama officials.
  • Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 9

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    The majority of Saucedo's alleged attacks took place a year ago when seven were shot dead and two others were wounded over a four-month period - March to July - in a predominately Latino neighborhood in the Phoenix area. The Maricopa County prosecutor is yet to decide which charges they would formally bring against him for trial. Phoenix police say that they have " a wide host of evidence", that includes ballistics, witnesses and forensic evidence connecting Saucedo to the deaths of at ...