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Man arrested for planning to attack White House

Federal authorities have arrested a man in Georgia who they are accusing of plotting to attack several prominent locations in Washington, D.C., including the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb had been under investigation by the…
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Tyson Foods Partners with Environmental Defense Fund

Tyson Foods is teaming up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to develop and employ strategies that encourage sustainability while meeting consumer demands for more sustainably grown foods. The partnership will initially target 500,000 acres…
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Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping, intentional homicide in Jayme Closs abduction

A Wisconsin man has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and armed burglary in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the slaying of her parents. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested…
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Judge declines to dismiss Ben & Jerry's lawsuit

A judge has ruled against Ben & Jerry's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the ice cream maker misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a Washington, D.C., associate judge ruled the…
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Missing Wisconsin girl found alive; suspect in custody

A 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs…
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2018 election by the numbers

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has released a statistical breakdown of the 2018 November election.  Younger voters turned out in higher numbers than any midterm election since 2002---with 39.6 percent of registered voters between…
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Illinois officials urge vaccination after child dies of flu

Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot after a 3-year-old girl died of influenza in suburban Chicago. The Kane County Health Department and the Kane County coroner's office said this week that…
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Police arrest student suspected of planning mass shooting

Police in California say they have arrested a middle school student who was planning to carry out mass shootings at two Napa schools. Napa police said in a statement Monday that they thwarted the planned…
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Former Uber driver pleads guilty in deadly 2016 shooting spree

A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial.  Jason Dalton’s surprise move…
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Talks on government shutdown continue on Sunday

White House officials and congressional aides are returning Sunday to talks on how to get the government reopened, though they wrapped up the first round of weekend talks without a breakthrough. President Donald Trump tweeted:…
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