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‘Becoming’ Unemployed: Texas mayor resigns amid accusations of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

This week mayor of a Texas town and the mayor pro-tem have both announced their resignation after they were accused of misappropriating over $1,000 of the city’s funds to attend Michelle Obama’s book tour. According to WFAA, Wednesday, Lyndia Thomas and Beckie Duncan Hayes submitted their letters of resignation as mayor and mayor pro-tem, ...

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Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to have directed his attorney to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The late Thursday account on BuzzFeed News said two anonymous federal law enforcement officials were the sources for the report about the president and his former lawyer Michael Cohen. The sources say Cohen ...

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Giuliani: Trump Campaign May Have Colluded With Russia, but Not Trump

Rudy Giuliani, one of U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers, is acknowledging that some officials with Trump's 2016 campaign may have colluded with ...

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Mayor to Mediate Talks in LA Teachers Strike

Negotiators for 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers and America’s second-largest school district have agreed to return to the bargaining table ...

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calls on Trump to focus on crisis of lead in water, not border wall

  Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is taking President Trump to task for staging a standoff to build a $5 billion border wall while the northern New ...

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Pawel Adamowicz: Murder on stage stuns a divided Poland

Poles are taking a hard look at their divisive politics after the public murder of a popular mayor.

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Pawel Adamowicz: Vigils held to remember Gdansk mayor

Thousands are gathering in memory of Pawel Adamowicz, who was attacked at a charity event on Sunday.

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LA Teachers Go on Strike in 2nd-Largest US School District

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. "Students, we are striking for you," teachers union President Alex Caputo-Pearl told a cheering crowd of teachers marching in pouring rain. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted ...

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Pawel Adamowicz: Witness describes seeing knife as mayor fatally stabbed

A child describes the moment before Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz is fatally stabbed at a charity event.

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the ...

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Mayor in Poland Is Stabbed on Stage at Charity Event

Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk, survived the attack but remained in what a doctor called “a very serious condition.”

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates. Castro, who ...

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#SayHerName: Dana Martin identified as first trans woman murdered in 2019

The first trans woman to be murdered in 2019 has been identified as Dana Martin, 31, of Hope Hull, Ala., according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. —Lawyers for NFL player Eric Reid dispute league claims that his drug testing was normal— Capt. Regina Duckett, of the Montgomery Police Department, said in a statement that ...

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Get ready to laugh: Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios to launch ‘The World’s Funniest Weather’ TV series

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is continuing its quest to deliver high-quality content worldwide with its latest launch of a new comedy series titled: The World’s Funniest Weather. —Lawyers for NFL player Eric Reid dispute league claims that his drug testing was normal— According to the official description for the new weekly ...

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Lawyers for NFL player Eric Reid dispute league claims that his drug testing was normal

  Attorneys for Eric Reid dispute a joint statement by the NFL and NFL Players Association that says the Carolina Panthers safety was not singled out with excessive drug tests and they’re demanding the league and the players’ union ...

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Sheriff: 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 in a rural town about an ...

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Fergal Keane: The divisive aftermath of DR Congo poll

Africa editor Fergal Keane asks what's next as opposition leader Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidency.

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NFL and NFLPA: Eric Reid drug tested ‘normal’ amount of times

  The NFL and the NFL Players Association say outspoken Eric Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests. The joint statement released Wednesday said an independent administrator found Reid received the “normal” number of drug tests this season. The statement said, “there is no evidence of targeting or any other ...

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A deputy mayor trashed a homeless man's blankets, and citizens are outraged

Paolo Polidori wrote in a January 4 Facebook post -- now deleted -- that he collected a "mass of rags" and threw them "with satisfaction" into a dumpster.

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NFL, NFLPA say no impropriety on Eric Reid PED tests

Panthers safety Eric Reid believes he’s being unfairly targeted by performance-enhancing drug tests.

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The Confusing Case of Jazmine Barnes, Explained

Today, Jazmine Barnes,7, is put to rest after being fatally shot in Texas on December 30th. Barnes was in the back seat of a car with her mother, ...

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'Impossible' for Seaborne's Brexit port to be ready for March

Ostend will not be ready to run Seaborne's Brexit ferry services in March, the city's mayor tells the BBC.

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Criminal justice groups blast NYC mayor for calling for tougher cash bail policies

  The cash bail system in New York has legally disabled many of the city’s poor non-violent offenders who sit in cells because they can’t afford ...

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Slender Man stabbing teenager appeals sentence

One of the girls convicted of trying to kill to impress Slender Man asks for sentence reduction.

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Julian Castro Vows to Champion Health Care, Housing During 2020 Bid

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro introduced himself to Iowa Democrats on Monday night as a champion for universal health care and affordable housing as he indicated he was close to launching a run for the presidency.   Castro spoke with party activists at a crowded house party in North Liberty after forming an exploratory committee last ...

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A judge ordered Tijuana's mayor not to badmouth migrants. He's appealing

A Mexican federal court told Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum not to spread negative messages about migrants. He's appealing.

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Trieste residents help homeless man in row with city hall

The deputy mayor of Trieste triggers fury by binning a rough sleeper's blankets.

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