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Nashville shooter may have felt 'resentment' toward school, police chief says

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Nashville shooter Audrey Hale may have felt “resentment” toward the school in Monday’s deadly rampage, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.

Officials say Hale, a former student at the Covenant School, killed three kids and three adults there before being fatally shot by police.

“There’s some belief that there was some resentment ...Read more

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Witness places former Presidente Supermarket exec with ex-wife's lover just before murder

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As the murder trial of a former Presidente Supermarket executive continued this week, prosecutors turned to a colorful star witness and cell phone data to link Manuel Marin to the brutal slaying of his wife’s lover.

The state’s case leans heavily on one eyewitness — Ariel “The Panther” Gandulla, a former Mixed Martial Arts fighter —...Read more

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Nashville shooter, who was 'under doctor's care for emotional disorder,' used 3 guns, police say

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New details have emerged from Monday’s shootings in Nashville, Tennessee, that left three children and three adults dead when an assailant targeted a Christian school, making it the latest American community to be rocked by the despair and trauma of gun violence, as police search for a motive.

At a news conference Tuesday, Metro Nashville ...Read more

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A Philly police officer is cleared of racial slur allegations after a viral traffic stop video, commissioner says

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PHILADELPHIA — Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said Tuesday that an officer who had been benched over allegations he used racial slurs during a traffic stop earlier this month will be allowed to return to duty after internal investigators concluded that he did not use such language during the chaotic episode.

Outlaw said that “after an ...Read more

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'Killer cop' Twitter account suspended after LAPD union sues its owner

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Twitter has suspended the social media account of an anti-police website for violating its rules against inciting violence after a union for Los Angeles police sued the owner of the website that offers a “bounty” for the killing of police officers.

The Twitter account @killercop1984 was suspended after the Los Angeles Police Protective ...Read more


Migrants fearing deportation set fire that killed at least 39, Mexico's president says

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — At least 39 migrants were killed and dozens more were injured Monday night when a fire broke out in an immigrant detention center in Mexico, just south of the U.S. border, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the blaze in Ciudad Juarez began when migrants ignited mattresses ...Read more

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Don't put away your umbrella yet: Cold storm system moves into California, bringing more rain and snow

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Here we go again: A powerful Pacific storm moved into California on Tuesday, promising to deliver strong winds, low temperatures and even more rainfall to the waterlogged state.

The "cold and vigorous storm system" originated in the Gulf of Alaska, the National Weather Service said. It will strike Northern California on Tuesday and make its way...Read more

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FBI offers $10K reward for info on Roy McGrath, now an 'international flight risk'

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The FBI has determined Roy McGrath is an “international flight risk” and is offering a $10,000 reward for information about his whereabouts.

McGrath, 53, was former Gov. Larry Hogan’s chief of staff but had to resign after it was revealed he orchestrated an outsized severance package for himself from Maryland Environmental Services, a ...Read more

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Maryland appellate court reinstates Adnan Syed's convictions, orders new hearing

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BALTIMORE — The Appellate Court of Maryland on Tuesday reinstated the convictions of Adnan Syed, finding that a Baltimore judge violated the rights of the victim’s family to attend a hearing to decide whether to throw out his conviction.

Judges on the state’s intermediate appellate court ordered a new hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court to...Read more

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East Palestine wastewater won't be processed at Baltimore facility following mayor's rejection

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The wastewater that was scheduled to arrive in Baltimore from the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment will be processed elsewhere, treatment company Clean Harbors said Tuesday morning.

“While we are confident that our Baltimore facility is safe to handle and process that waste, as we have made clear from the beginning of this process, we ...Read more

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Philly drinking water deemed safe but chemical spill monitoring ongoing, officials say

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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials say tap water from the Baxter treatment plant is safe to drink at least through 3:30 p.m. Tuesday as they continue to monitor the impact of a chemical spill from a plant upstream on the Delaware River.

So far, no contaminants related to Friday night's inadvertent discharge of 8,100 gallons of tainted ...Read more

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US consumers are more hopeful about the outlook for the economy and jobs

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U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in March as Americans grew more optimistic about the outlook for business conditions and the labor market.

The Conference Board’s index increased to 104.2 from a 103.4 reading in February, data out Tuesday showed. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for the gauge to ...Read more


As more Republican states expand Medicaid to all, Florida lawmakers focus on kids

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Florida is unlikely to expand Medicaid this year, as North Carolina and other Republican states have done recently, but lawmakers are pushing measures they say will expand health care for more children from low-income families.

About $76 million has been set aside in the House’s proposed budget to incentivize more pediatricians to treat ...Read more

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Israel's master contortionist Netanyahu tests political limits

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s ability to pull off political escape acts and outmaneuver rivals is a legend in Israel. Even a collection of scandals didn’t block him from winning office.

But after unprecedented protests at home forced him on Monday to suspend a legislative blitz to weaken the country’s courts, the man who has dominated Israeli ...Read more

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Congressman seeks to plug 'shocking loophole' exposed by KHN investigation

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A U.S. lawmaker is taking action after a KHN investigation exposed weaknesses in the federal system meant to stop repeat Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said he decided to introduce a bill in the House late last week after KHN’s reporting revealed what he called a “shocking loophole.”

“The ability of...Read more

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Sam Bankman-Fried charged in US with bribing Chinese officials

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Sam Bankman-Fried was charged with bribing Chinese officials, adding a new dimension to the U.S. government’s case against the FTX co-founder.

The new charge was unsealed Tuesday in a revised indictment by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Bankman-Fried is accused of authorizing the payment of $40 million to one or more Chinese government ...Read more


39 migrants dead as fire highlights Mexico-US tension

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A fire that killed 39 migrants who were about to be deported from Ciudad Juarez highlights the increasing tension over Mexico’s continued crackdown on migrants aiming to reach the U.S.

The incident on Monday night, one of the deadliest in recent history at the Mexico-U.S. border, was provoked by Venezuelan and Central American migrants in a ...Read more

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'Nature gave us a lifeline:' Southern California refills largest reservoir after wet winter

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LOS ANGELES — Following a series of winter storms that eased drought conditions across the state, Southern Californians celebrated a sight nobody has seen for several punishing years: water rushing into Diamond Valley Lake.

The massive reservoir — the largest in Southern California — was considerably drained during the state's driest ...Read more

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As talks with teachers heat up, LAUSD budget shows a higher ending balance, with caveats

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LOS ANGELES — For months, the Los Angeles Unified School District had been saying that, despite an ending balance of $4.93 billion for the current school year, the district could be at financial risk in the future.

Part of that equation changed Monday, when the district updated that figure to $5.12 billion — while also stating the system's ...Read more

Pilgrimage and revolution: How Cesar Chavez married faith and ideology in landmark farmworkers' march

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On March 31, 1966, labor rights pioneer Cesar Chavez wasn’t celebrating his birthday in any usual manner. Rather, he was 14 days into a 25-day pilgrimage in California from Delano to Sacramento.

Leading a group of striking farm laborers and supporters, Chavez’s plan was to build momentum and support for the workers’ cause in a ...Read more