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Defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj enter district court in Taos, N.M., for a detention hearing, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Several defendants have been charged with child abuse stemming from the alleged neglect of 11 children found living on a squalid compound on the outskirts of tiny Amalia, New Mexico. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compoundA judge cleared the way Monday for five defendants arrested on child abuse charges at a New Mexico compound to be released despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms in preparation for an anti-government mission
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Strzok Fundraiser Makes More Than $190K in HoursPeter Strzok, fired by the FBI and insulted by President Trump, still apparently has a few allies. A GoFundMe fundraiser friends started for the 21-year agency veteran raked in more than $190,000 in a matter of hours Monday, the Hill reports. Strzok, "his work, and his character have been...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 6, 2018, file photo, Catholic Diocese of Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico conducts a news conference in Erie, Pa. Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses. Persico wrote in a two-page letter that was to be read during services at all 97 parishes on Sunday, Aug. 12, that it was “shocking to read the graphic details of exactly what occurred.” (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP, File)
Deadline looms for release of Catholic church abuse reportTime is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file frame from surveillance video released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Markeis McGlockton, far left, is shot by Michael Drejka during an altercation in the parking lot of a convenience store in Clearwater, Fla.  Prosecutors charged a white man, Michael Drejka, with manslaughter Monday Aug. 13, 2018  in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Court date set for man charged in videotaped fatal shootingWhite man charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man whose shooting revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law facing scheduled first court appearance
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In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, a fire burns next to Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. The fire, which was started by lightning on Saturday night, has forced the evacuation of the Lake McDonald Lodge and a nearby campground. (Chris Peterson/Hungry Horse News via AP)
The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blazeAuthorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history
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8 people killed in eastern Oregon vehicle crashAuthorities say eight people were killed in a crash involving two vehicles in eastern Oregon
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks at the legislature, in Lincoln, Neb. Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in an about-face driven largely by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts who helped finance a ballot drive to reinstate the punishment after lawmakers overrode his veto and abolished the punishment in 2015. (Gwyneth Roberts/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, File)
Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997Nebraska set to carry out its first execution since 1997 and first-ever lethal injection using a never-before-tried combination of drugs
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West Virginia House Speaker Pro Tempore John Overington, top, presides over the start of a hearing Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W. Va. The House of Delegates is considering the impeachment of the entire state Supreme Court in a scandal over $3.2 million in office renovations. (AP Photo/John Raby)
The Latest: All 4 West Virginia justices impeachedThe West Virginia House of Delegates has impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court justices.
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West Virginia's House of Delegates has impeached all 4 state Supreme Court justices over spending and office renovationsWest Virginia's House of Delegates has impeached all 4 state Supreme Court justices over spending and office renovations
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A young woman walks with child underneath her umbrella during a heavy rain in Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say heavy rains have been causing flooding and prompting road closures in southeastern Pennsylvania. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in PennsylvaniaPortions of eastern and central Pennsylvania are again dealing with heavy rains and high waters that have shut down highways, flooded homes and prompted rescues
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Workers clean up debris swept into the street during flooding in Upper Darby, Pa., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Authorities say heavy rains have been causing flooding and prompting road closures and rescues of people from stranded cars in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safeEmergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River
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Jury deliberates on life or death for Jordanian immigrantTexas jury deliberates whether Jordanian immigrant convicted in what prosecutors describe as two 'honor killings' will receive a death sentence or life in prison without parole
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