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Dodgers unveil Jackie Robinson statue

On Saturday evening, Robinson will become the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium, the 77-inch tall bronze piece being unveiled on the 70th anniversary of him breaking baseball's color barrier. Robinson attended UCLA from 1939-41 and was a four-sport athlete in baseball, track and field, basketball and football. The Robinson statue will be the first of several player statues to be erected at Dodgers stadium but Jackie's daughter Sharon thinks it is the ideal way to link ... Read More

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Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

A Florida state senator is facing mounting pressure to resign after unleashing a tirade during a private conversation with African-American colleagues. Artiles was also stripped of a committee chairmanship. "While I take full responsibility for using language that was vulgar and inappropriate, my family has fallen victim to a political process that can distort the truth for the sole objective of political gain". Read More

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Will donate book proceeds to charity: Ivanka Trump

Will donate book proceeds to charity: Ivanka Trump

The book was originally meant to be a continuation of her eponymous fashion and lifestyle line, as well as a follow-up to her first book "The Trump Card". "This is a new situation so far as her relationship and her status", Brand said of Trump, who is subject to federal ethics rules. The decision to preemptively avoid such an appearance of a conflict reflects a step forward for the First Family, and Ivanka, in particular, as they adapt to their new role in Washington. Read More

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Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

About six young people will appear on stage with him for the 11 a.m. discussion, Lewis said. The town hall meeting is not open to the public, but instead was opened to students and faculty from nearby universities. A source close to Obama said that it's not in anyone's interest for the former president to narrate the current administration or try to become the face of the resistance. Read More

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Eagles 2017 Schedule: Games Leaking Before Official Release

Eagles 2017 Schedule: Games Leaking Before Official Release

The two teams faced off last season in London with the Giants getting the upper hand in a 17-10 win. The Rams take on the Minnesota Vikings on the road on November 19. In total, the schedule includes facing four playoff teams in the Cowboys, Seahawks, Texans, and Giants. The Rams will close the season on New Year's Eve against the 49ers, which the Rams lost both meetings last year. Read More

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Italy saves thousands of migrants over Easter

The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3,000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast on Saturday, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO said . The EU border control agency Frontex has accused non-government groups rescuing migrants of acting "like taxis". "Probably, many more", MSF said on Twitter . Read More

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20 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

Seven people were transported to nearby hospitals. Their conditions are unknown, according to Berkeley Police spokesman Byron White. "There continues to be a number of large fights, some property damage and numerous projectiles being thrown, including fireworks", Berkeley police said in a statement issued at around 2 p.m. Read More

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Questions abound in aftermath of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's death

One of Hernandez' lawyers, Juan Baez, said in a statement released to USA TODAY Sports and other media outlets that the family is heartbroken and are requesting a "transparent and thorough investigation". Fox News also shared a couple of reactions to Aaron Hernandez's death, including comments from one of the friends of Lloyd, who suspected he may have taken his life because he could no longer bear to live with himself after reportedly taking someone's life. Read More

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Seattle Officers Shot After Robbery

A fourth officer was struck in the head with a bottle. Two Seattle Police officers are in hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after being shot responding to a botched robbery. The Washington Post reported that Deputy Police Chief Best said that two officers from the Seattle Police Department were still receiving medical treatment at Harborview Medical Center and they "are expected to survive". Read More

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House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

Schiff and the new senior Republican on the committee, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), sent out letters asking key Obama administration officials and senior intelligence officials to testify before the committee. Nunes, who served on Trump's transition team, came under intense scrutiny last month for his decision to bypass the rest of his committee and brief Trump on classified executive-branch documents which he said showed that members of Trump's transition team had been swept up in government ... Read More

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Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California

TBI director Mark Gwyn said at a press conference Thursday he couldn't be happier to tell everyone Thomas is on her way home and Cummins potentially faces "a set of charges to keep him behind bars for many years". Authorities were still working to reunite Thomas with her family, the TBI said in the statement. April 6, 2017: Thomas' father filed a petition asking a judge allow him to question potential witnesses as the search for the 15-year-old and 50-year-old Cummins continues. Read More

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Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

After a series of challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court failed, Ledell Lee was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night in the first execution in Arkansas since 2005. "Among all the companies we've met and spoken to recently not one has brought up anything related to the state's executions", he said. Arkansas prepared again Thursday to conduct its first executions since 2005, wary and tired after a series of court decisions gutted its unprecedented plan to put eight men to death before ... Read More

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With a terse statement, Fox News ousts Bill O'Reilly

O'Reilly's show lost about 90 advertisers after The New York Times reported earlier this month that five women were paid $13 million to settle sexual harassment suits. The departed O'Reilly's " The Factor " will continue through this week with Dana Perino hosting Wednesday and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfield on Friday. Read More

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Rep. Chaffetz considers leaving Congress before the end of his term

The Utah Republican said in a Facebook post that there were "no ulterior motives" behind the move, and he was confident he would still be re-elected by wide margins, had he decided otherwise. But Chaffetz has balked at the slightest suggestion his committee should investigate President Trump, despite the obvious opportunities to do so. The announcement led to more speculation and some suspicion about the 3rd District congressman's reasons for leaving. Read More

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Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested at California commune

Cummins was placed on Tennessee's most wanted list and could be charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault of a minor, officials said. The night prior, at about 11 p.m., an unidentified caller revealed the pair had "taken up residence in a cabin in Cecilville, California", Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh Devine said at a press conference. Read More

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National Football League schedule release coming Thursday night, Chiefs-Patriots expected

National Football League schedule release coming Thursday night, Chiefs-Patriots expected

And if Reid, who always does well with extra time to prepare, can take full advantage of the next five months to prepare a game plan for the opener, maybe the Chiefs can emerge from their visit to Foxboro with a 1-0 record. In all likelihood, the game will be featured on NBC's Sunday Night Football as a prime time game, but those details won't be released until later. Read More

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Lawyer responds to O'Reilly's ouster: Fox needs to 'clean house'

So when the New York Times first reported that Fox News and its star had spent more than $13 million in payouts to women accusing O'Reilly of sexual or verbal harassment, it didn't seem like a career-ending revelation. Roger Ailes' two top lieutenants remained in their management positions. That's why the payout totals $25 million. When confronted by facts, he dismissed them. Read More

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GOP rep urges Trump to release taxes

GOP rep urges Trump to release taxes

Tens of thousands of people have marched in dozens of United States cities to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public doesn't care about the issue. Every major presidential nominee has released their tax returns since the late 1970s. Spicer: "No, I said I'd have to get back to you on that. he is still under audit". Read More

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Car gets dragged along California freeway as driver waves for help

Other drivers honked their horns and someone finally got in front of the truck and stopped it. The auto was apparently dragged for more than six kilometres on the Cajon Pass before other motorists flagged down the truck driver. Steimke asked the truck driver. "Steimke added: "'What do you mean you didn't know it dude? An intense video captured on a California freeway shows a large tractor trailer truck dragging a auto, seemingly unaware the two vehicles had gotten into an accident. Read More

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Pats open season hosting the Chiefs

Pats open season hosting the Chiefs

What makes this more interesting is the Falcons will know just how they have rebounded from that devastating loss because the game is seven weeks into the season. The NFL returns to Mexico City on Sunday , November 19 (9.25pm) when the Oakland Raiders host the Patriots at Estadio Azteca. October 22 8:30 p.m. Read More

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GOP Holds Kansas House Seat As Democrat's Surprise Upset Bid Falls Short

Only 220 eligible voters in Pawnee County lived in that congressional district and 28 percent voted. The fourth congressional district - like most of the surrounding area in south central Kansas - is rock-solid Republican. President Donald Trump passed the first test of his ability to hold a Republican majority in Congress Tuesday night when the GOP held off a strong challenger in a special election. Read More

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Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday say they're innocent

Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday say they're innocent

In a separate action on Tuesday, lawyers for all eight inmates filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt all the executions on issues including drug protocols and access to counsel. Another case that could trip up Arkansas' plan was filed Tuesday by the medical supplier McKesson Corp., which says it sold the drug vecuronium bromide to the Arkansas Department of Correction for inmate medical care, not executions. Read More

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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection

House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz will not run for reelection

As some have noted, the Utah Governorship is opening up in 2020, and could be the prize Chaffetz now has his eye on. Chaffetz was easily reelected four times in one of the most Republican congressional districts in the country. But he insisted he was "confident" he would have easily won reelection, and that he has "no doubt" a Republican will represent the district. Kidd had raised $15,500 in recent months but was left with only $1,600 after spending most of it, according to his most ... Read More

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Missing Grand Canyon hikers are from Merrell boot family

Mark McOmie, Jackson's uncle, said the water roars down through rocks, so the family is hoping the two could be on a boulder or have found a cave for shelter. "We're really just looking in the water and areas where someone maybe would have been able to get out", Martin said. Zwiers also said in the written statement that the company was grateful to the searchers and that he continues to be hopeful. Read More

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Survivalist who ambushed police seeks to avoid death penalty

Survivalist who ambushed police seeks to avoid death penalty

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says "justice was served" Wednesday when a jury convicted Eric Frein (freen) of first-degree murder and other counts in the 2014 attack. Trooper Alex Douglass embracing Major George Bivens after Eric Frein was found guilty on all charges. Frein's laptop was used to search online for "how to escape a manhunt" and "how are manhunts conducted" in May 2013. Read More

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