Trump orders flags to half-staff for newsroom shooting after White House initially rejected Annapolis mayor’s request
Jul03

Trump orders flags to half-staff for newsroom shooting after White House initially rejected Annapolis mayor’s request

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has reversed the initial rejection of a request to lower the White House flag to half-staff to honor the newspaper employees who were killed in a Maryland shooting last week.
The mayor of Annapoli…

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North Carolina woman donates kidney to stranger
Jul03

North Carolina woman donates kidney to stranger

iStock/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — Tracy Schmitz works as a nanny, rescues animals, volunteers at orphanages and, perhaps most impressive, just donated a kidney to someone she’d never met before.
“I didn’t think twice about it,” Schmitz told ABC Raleig…

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Florida will seek death penalty for woman accused of killing doppelganger to steal her identity
Jul03

Florida will seek death penalty for woman accused of killing doppelganger to steal her identity

South Padre Island PD(NEW YORK) — The Florida State Attorney’s Office 20th Judicial Circuit said on Tuesday it will seek the death penalty against Lois Riess, who allegedly killed a woman in Fort Myers Beach in April.
Riess, 56, also is accused of sho…

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‘I don’t think you can go too far to the left and still win the Midwest’: Duckworth on Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy
Jul03

‘I don’t think you can go too far to the left and still win the Midwest’: Duckworth on Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy

Scott Heins/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  A few days after Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., commented on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory, other established figures in the party voiced concerns that what worked locally may not translate as well…

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Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered at ‘Celebration of Life’
Jul03

Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered at ‘Celebration of Life’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Veteran journalist Rob Hiaasen, one of five employees gunned down at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland on Thursday, was remembered at a “Celebration of Life” memorial Monday night.
Hiaasen, 59, j…

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