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Ringleader in $23M insurance fraud lived 'lavish lifestyle' with Bentley, $64G watch and oceanfront home

The ringleader of a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud drove around in a flashy Bentley, sported a $64,000 rose gold Juan Pablo Montoya watch and lived in a $7,500-a-month oceanfront South Florida home -- despite warnings from federal officials that

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Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown becomes youngest to make influential people list

Stranger Things actor, 14, joins Prince Harry, Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan on magazine’s listMillie Bobby Brown, the supernatural star of the Netflix hit Stranger Things, has become the youngest person to be included in Time magazine’s list of the mos

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I’ve been called a whore for my part in the #MeToo campaign. It won’t stop me | Asia Argento

Since accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, I have been vilified in Italy. But I’ve got a message for these predatory enablersWhore. Liar. Traitor. Opportunist.I have been called all of these things and more since I first began to speak out last October ab

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Number of migrants dwindles down to 50 as the Mexico caravan reaches the US border

A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel.

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Armada carrying US animal feed U-turns at sea because of China tariffs

Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since trade disputes have increased between the two countries.

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Columbine students urge action on gun control ahead of walkouts across the US

Colorado students held a rally with Parkland survivors on anniversary of 1999 shooting, while nationwide protests are planned at schoolsWhen Columbine high school teacher Paula Reed does lockdown drills to prepare for an active shooter, she does them in t

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The future of commuting to work is here

From crowdsourced shuttle buses to companies offering rides to lure top talent, here are concepts used in some cities that could one day help your morning commute.

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Trump touts Comey memos for showing 'NO OBSTRUCTION,' but resumes attack on fired FBI director

Trump tweets that Comey's memos "show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION."

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America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium

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China aims to boost chipmakers as a trade war with the US looms

As a trade war with the United States looms, a government decision to accelerate the development of the domestic chip industry underlines how far those goals have fallen short.

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Comey memos: Trump said Michael Flynn had 'serious judgment issues'

According to former FBI head, president complained about his first national security adviser, who was later firedThe US president, Donald Trump, told former FBI director James Comey he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security

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Gun safety advocates push legislation in states as Parkland fervor fades in DC

While Trump and Congress have made little ground, gun control advocates are making advances in blue states.

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Treating pain without addiction: inside the lab fighting the opioid crisis

N-001 was designed by a startup to counter pain but avoid the detrimental side effects of opioid use, addiction among themTo enter the downtown San Francisco lab space that houses their Nebraska-born biotech startup company, Neurocarrus, Paul Blum and Ben

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Marijuana industry is poised for supercharged growth thanks to President Trump

The fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration.

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I believe in the UN, but it needs to examine its conscience over Syria | Martti Ahtisaari

The security council has focused on political point-scoring rather than on ending the worst humanitarian crisis of our timeThe ongoing tragedy in Syria has weighed particularly heavily on my mind over the past days. Seven years of war. At least half a mil

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Judge to hear arguments about delaying the Stormy Daniels case

President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president.

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Indiana Woman Samantha Sally Claims Husband Duped Her Into Joining ISIS

An Elkhart, Indiana, woman claimed in a recent interview she and her children were duped by her husband into joining Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and that she wished to return home to the United States.  In an interview with CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, 3

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David Buckel: friends mourn LGBT lawyer who self-immolated

Those who knew attorney and environmental activist reflect on his fight for gay rights and a sustainable future“I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide.”The handwritten note was found added to a longer, typewritten expl

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Trump's 'extreme vetting' is muzzling activists and shutting them out | Carrie DeCell

US authorities have turned away foreign activists and interrogated Americans. It’s a policy of censorship masquerading as immigration enforcementThe Trump administration has explained that its so-called “extreme vetting” program is intended to bar i

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Teen who helped find missing friend's body was the killer, police say

A California teen who led a search party to the body of his missing friend -- a local high school sports star -- was the one who stabbed him and dumped his body near a riverbed, police said Thursday.

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Mom who toured Europe, leaving 4 kids home alone, gets probation

An Iowa mother who left her four children at home while she went on a trip to Europe in September was sentenced to two years’ probation Thursday.

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Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement of government lawsuit

Former cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to the federal government to settle the government's civil fraud lawsuit against him.

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Three defense witnesses to testify in Cosby sex assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Three witnesses are expected to testify on Friday for the defense in the trial against comedian Bill Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.

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US Treasury yields mixed ahead of key Fed remarks

U.S. government debt prices fluctuated during Friday's session.

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