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But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels. "I think that a special committee is a way to uncover the truth and make it public with findings and recommendations which a prosecutor can't do", Blumenthal explained.
  • Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

    Suspect in crash that hurt boy had been deported 15 times

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    Lake and his wife, Ingrid, suffered minor injuries. Then, authorities say, he kept going. Constantino Banda-Acosta, a 38-year-old Mexican citizen, was kicked out of the US 15 times in the past 15 years, with his most previous deportation coming January 18, federal officials told The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • 54% of Americans Think President Trump Firing James Comey Was Inappropriate

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    Want to prepare for the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on Thursday? McCabe added that it had been a great honor and privilege to work with Comey. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) whether it's accurate to say that Comey was "no longer supported" by the rank and file. McCabe minced no words: "That is not accurate".
  • White House: Republicans will be rewarded for passage of Trumpcare

    White House: Republicans will be rewarded for passage of Trumpcare

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    Trump, whose spokeswoman on Friday said the president accepts that there will be Senate changes to the bill, tweeted a note of confidence in the legislative process. As odd as it sounds, deep-blue, heavily Democratic states supportive of Obamacare, including California and NY, may be forced to do the same, according to experts, regulators and consumer advocates.
  • Mexico presses Trump to uphold NAFTA for good of both nations

    Mexico presses Trump to uphold NAFTA for good of both nations

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    Trump has said the 23-year-old trade pact devastated US workers and has vowed to tear it up if he fails to get a better deal. Lighthizer, 69, also was USA trade representative under Ronald Reagan. Mexico said that, without NAFTA, the average tariff on Mexican exports to the United States would be 3.5 percent, or about half the average tariff on USA exports to Mexico, because of the "most favored nation" clause that would apply under WTO rules.
  • Gunman targets black victims in San Diego pool shooting

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    Zimmerman also confirmed that Selis called his ex-girlfriend during the shooting telling her that he had shot two victims and he kept her on the phone while he continued gunning people down. Resident Kaela Wong, who was in the pool's Jacuzzi when the shooting happened, said the suspected shooter was sitting under an umbrella in the shade and "didn't draw any attention to himself".
  • Chris Berman's Wife Kathy Dies In Car Crash

    Chris Berman's Wife Kathy Dies In Car Crash

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    The family released a statement Wednesday night. Kathy Berman, then Alexinski, met Chris Berman when he faked vehicle trouble to ask her for help, and then to go to breakfast with him. Berman, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Chris Berman has worked at ESPN since 1979 and signed a new contract in January.
  • Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

    Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling

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    Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of SC and Susan Collins of ME joined Democrats including Bennet in defeating the measure. Gas flaring is so prevalent in oil-rich North Dakota that night-time flaring activity on drilling sites is visible in NASA photos from space.
  • Body found in vehicle believed to be missing Schaumburg woman

    Body found in vehicle believed to be missing Schaumburg woman

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    A family, from northwest suburban Schaumburg, said it's like she dropped off the face of the Earth. The family of Sheila Khalili, 27, has been notified and will head down to potentially identify the body. Her cell phone was last pinged along I-57 near an exit in Bourbonnais. She was last seen in Bourbonnais, where she attends Olivet Nazarene University.
  • Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change

    Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change

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    Obama, who is Italy for a two-day visit to participate at the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, is als. "Because of current debate in Washington, it could be that policies move more slowly but I am confident that the United States will continue to move in the right direction", he said .
  • More severe weather possible in Colorado on Tuesday

    More severe weather possible in Colorado on Tuesday

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    The chance for severe weather increases today. A dryline, which is a common mechanism responsible for initiating severe storms, is setting up over West Texas. Stay tuned to KNIA/KRLS and visit KNIAKRLS.com for the latest weather information. If you are exhausted of hearing about rain and storms, you will like Friday and the weekend.
  • Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

    Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

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    Still, the move marks a significant shift for a church that has always been interwoven with the youth institution - so interwoven that The Associated Press reports the decision could mean that between 130,000 and 180,000 teenagers will leave the organization.