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Judges involved in shooting at Indiana White Castle suspended without pay


Posted: Thu-Dec-2019



Three local judges were suspended without pay for their roles in a drunken brawl at a White Castle in Indianapolis, where two of the judges were shot.

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Pelosi to instruct U.S. House to draft articles of impeachment against Trump
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing Donald Trump's "failure to faithfully execute the law," said Thursday she will ask the chair of the judiciary committee to proceed with articles of impeachment against the U.S. president.

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Mass strike over pension reform tangles transport across France
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The Eiffel Tower shut down today, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

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Huawei brings legal challenge against FCC over rural carriers
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China's Huawei has mounted a legal challenge against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the body designated the technology giant as a security threat and moved to bar it from a government subsidy program.

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Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at U.S. military base in Hawaii
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An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack.

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Rape victim in India set ablaze on way to court
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A 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by a gang of men, including the alleged rapist, as she made her way to court in northern India on Thursday.

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Trump's conduct meets definition of 'high crimes and misdemeanours': legal experts
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Four law school professors gave lessons on U.S. history and presidential politics before the House judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday, with all but one arguing that President Donald Trump's conduct meets the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanours" required for impeachable offences.

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Widely respected Japanese doctor among dead in ambush in Afghanistan
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A shooting ambush in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed a Japanese physician and aid worker widely respected and beloved in the war-scarred nation.

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At least 58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania, UN agency says
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At least 58 people are dead after a boat carrying dozens of migrants capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off the West African nation of Mauritania, the UN migration agency said Wednesday. It said 83 people swam to shore.

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NASA's probe soaring near sun reveals surprises about solar wind
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Troves of new data from a NASA probe's close encounters with the sun are giving scientists unique insight about the solar wind and space weather more generally as the spacecraft zooms through the outermost part of the star's atmosphere.

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Pakistani investigators say hundreds of girls and women being sold to China — but neither country will act
Pakistan Trafficked Brides The List

Pakistani investigators have confirmed at least 629 girls and women from across the country were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China — but their work to curtail the trafficking is being thwarted.

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Middleman gives details to Malta court of plot to kill reporter
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The self-confessed middleman in the murder of a journalist tells a court that a wealthy Maltese businessman was the brains behind the killing, but says people tied to the government might also be implicated.

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Did Princess Anne really snub Donald Trump? Apparently not, but she sure got people talking
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Princess Anne - a no-nonsense, all-business royal - was the unlikely focus of frenzied chatter online and elsewhere Wednesday after a video had some people convinced the Queen’s only daughter had snubbed U.S. President Donald Trump the night before.

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France comes to a standstill as mass strike over pensions begins
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French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life.

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Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana dead at 80
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Star Trek writer and story editor D.C. Fontana has died at the age of 80.

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Man acquitted in fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin sues the teen's family
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George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder after fatally shooting unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in a 2012 case that drew attention across the United States, sued Martin's family and lawyers on Wednesday, claiming they used a fake witness to incriminate him.

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Germany expels 2 Russian diplomats in probe of Chechen War veteran's killing
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Federal German prosecutors on Wednesday took over the investigation of a brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin, after concluding evidence suggests it was ordered either by the government of Russia or the Chechen republic.

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Elon Musk testifies in defamation trial over his tweet about British cave diver
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Elon Musk was called to testify at his defamation trial on Tuesday, arguing that his inflammatory Twitter message at the centre of the case was sent in response to an "unprovoked" insult he received from the man now suing him.

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NATO's secretary general lauds Canada's role in strengthening alliance
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NATO's secretary general has come out swinging in defence of the military alliance, and says Canada is playing a key role in helping to strengthen the 70-year-old organization thanks in part to its contributions to different missions.

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Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 Democratic race to be president
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Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has ended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Cha In-ha found dead in latest Korean pop-culture tragedy
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South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country's third young celebrity to die in the past two months amid growing debate about the intense social pressures artists face.

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Mass Strike Over Pensions Causes Travel Chaos Across France
Unprepared tourists faced empty train stations and closed landmarks as Paris police prepared for a major demonstration through the capital. ... read more


Brits Can't Believe U.S. Health Care Costs In Viral Video: 'Shut The Fridge!'
“Man, so if you’re poor, you’re dead," one woman said after finding out how much an inhaler would cost. ... read more


U.S. House Approves Uighur Bill Demanding Sanctions On Senior Chinese Officials
The bill requires the U.S. president to condemn abuses against Muslims and call for the closure of mass detention camps in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. ... read more


Another Royal Just Apologized For Her Ties To Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew stepped away from public life recently after his connection to the late sex offender began to affect his family's work. ... read more


Trump Blasts Macron For 'Very, Very Nasty' Comments On NATO
Relations between the U.S. and France are particularly strained after the U.S. proposed introducing tariffs on $2.4 billion in goods. ... read more


Trump Says He'll Stay Out Of UK Election – Then Immediately Backs Boris Johnson, Brexit
Speaking in London on the first day of a NATO summit, Trump also denied the U.S. is seeking to open up Britain’s NHS to American competition. ... read more


5 Key Moments From Prince Andrew Accuser Virginia Giuffre's BBC Panorama Interview
For the first time on British TV, Giuffre explains how she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with the royal in 2001. ... read more


Iran State TV Says ‘Rioters’ Shot And Killed Amid Protests
The acknowledgment came in a television package that criticized international Farsi-language channels for their reporting on the crisis, which began on Nov. 15. ... read more


North Korea Says It’s Up To U.S. To Choose ‘Christmas Gift’
North Korea continues to dial up pressure on Washington ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for the U.S. to offer mutually acceptable terms for a deal. ... read more


Prehistoric Puppy Found In Permafrost Still Has Its Fur And Whiskers
The estimated 18,000-year-old dog was discovered in Russia last year in frozen mud. ... read more


20 Million People Have Fled Their Homes Because Of 'Climate Chaos' Since 2008: Oxfam
Poor nations have been disproportionately impacted by climate change, a grim new report by the anti-poverty charity found. ... read more


Amazon Removes Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments, Bottle Openers After Outrage
The items, which also included Valentine's Day keychains, were deemed disturbing by the memorial that operates at the former concentration camp. ... read more


Convicted Murderer Helped Stop London Bridge Terror Attack
James Ford, who was among a group of men who ran after the terrorist, confessed to killing a woman in 2003. ... read more


Freed Taliban Prisoner Timothy Weeks Says Hope Helped Him Survive 3-Year Ordeal
The Australian academic said he believes U.S. Navy SEAL forces attempted to rescue him and fellow prisoner, U.S. citizen Kevin King, on at least one occasion. ... read more


Man Armed With Narwhal Tusk Among Those Who Battled London Bridge Attacker
Video shows an unknown man chasing the knife-wielding attacker with a makeshift spear alongside two other brave bystanders. ... read more


London Bridge Terror Suspect's Early Prison Release Under Scrutiny After Deadly Attack
British officials are asking why Usman Khan was let out of prison early after being convicted on terrorism charges in 2012. ... read more


London Bridge Knife Attack: 2 Victims, Suspect Dead In 'Terror' Incident
Two killed in a stabbing in a terror incident in central London. The suspect was wearing a hoax explosive device. ... read more


The Best Photos From The Climate Strikes Taking Over Black Friday Around The World
The global day of protest comes ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference that starts in Madrid, Spain, next week. ... read more


Iraqi Prime Minister Announces He'll Resign Amid Continuing Violence
Adel Abdul-Mahdi's statement comes a day after security forces killed more than 40 anti-government protesters in 24 hours. ... read more


Kim Jong Un Has 'Great Satisfaction' After North Korea's Thanksgiving Rocket Test
The projectile launch was largely seen as a Thanksgiving message reminding the United States of the year-end deadline to restart diplomatic talks. ... read more


Macron pension reform: France paralysed by biggest strike in years
Transport and schools are severely affected by the nationwide walkout over pension changes. ... read more


Macron pension reform: Why are French workers on strike?
Hospital staff, police and transport employees join France's biggest strike in decades - but what for? ... read more


Hungry North Pole explorers Horn and Ousland near end of epic trek
The Norwegian-South African duo are tired and hungry after trekking hundreds of miles. ... read more


Ryrkaypiy: Far-north Russian village overrun by polar bears
All public activities in Ryrkaypiy have been cancelled until the polar bears leave. ... read more


Migrant children's centre in Madrid 'targeted in grenade attack'
Spanish politicians have linked the suspected grenade attack to "hate speech" by the far-right. ... read more


German art group ZPS apologises for Berlin 'Holocaust ashes'
Activists say they are now sorry they unearthed Jewish ashes from Nazi death camp sites. ... read more


German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands
Armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst was sunk by the British in the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands. ... read more


Romelu Lukaku & Chris Smalling: 'Black Friday' headline 'terrible' - Roma
Roma say the Corriere dello Sport headline 'Black Friday', alongside pictures of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, is "terrible". ... read more


Turkey's President Erdogan opens Cambridge 'eco-mosque'
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was invited to the opening by musician Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. ... read more


British Steel's French site advertised for sale
China's Jingye has agreed to buy the whole company, but is reportedly furious about developments in France. ... read more


General election 2019: Nigel Farage hits out at ex-Brexit Party MEPs over Tory support
The Brexit Party leader says three of his MEPs who quit have strong links to the Conservatives. ... read more


People smuggler 'built fake Russia-Finland border posts'
The man accused of putting up fake posts near the border with Finland is now facing a fraud charge. ... read more


In pictures: French workers strike over pension reforms
France grinds to a halt as workers take to the streets amid the largest nationwide strike in years. ... read more


Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing: 'Why I wanted to help'
Nikki Henderson, who helped Greta Thunberg get to Madrid, reveals what happened on their 19-day journey. ... read more


Malta's 'golden passports': Why do the super-rich want them?
The EU has criticised the country's "golden passports" scheme that allows wealthy people to buy citizenship. ... read more


Jolyon Palmer column: Max Verstappen edges it over Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were practically inseparable this season, but the Dutchman just edges it, writes Jolyon Palmer. ... read more


Iceland puts well-being ahead of GDP in budget
The Nordic nation's PM says modern governments need to value green energy and family welfare more. ... read more


Life after Death: How seven kids came back from the dead
In 2011 seven Danish students were revived after they fell into ice-cold water, and 'died' ... read more


Why do Estonian children start school at seven years old?
The Baltic nation is one of the top performers in global education tests, but how does that process begin? ... read more


Nato summit: Macron says members don't have same terrorism definition
French President Emmanuel Macron said France pays with its "soldier's lives". ... read more


Pelosi announces full speed ahead with articles of impeachment against Trump
The speaker's comments come a day after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing. ... read more


Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor
The shooting of the civilian Defense Department employees prompted a lockdown at the base. ... read more


Feds charge two Russian hackers in sweeping malware attack on U.S.
Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are allegedly responsible for tens of millions of dollars in damages, and the attacks netted them over $3 million. ... read more


Hundreds of parents say kids wrongly taken from them after doctors misdiagnosed abuse
“They made us feel like we were monsters,” said a Florida mother who temporarily lost custody of her 4-month-old son based on a doctor's report. ... read more


Specter of U.S. interference looms over health care debate in U.K.
The future of the National Health Service after Brexit has become a major talking point for Labour in its effort to oust the Conservatives in the election. ... read more


Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to oust Johnson this week "shows how serious she is about wanting to clean up the department," one observer said. ... read more


Gabrielle Union says she had a 'productive meeting' with NBC execs
The actress was let go from "America's Got Talent" after she alleged sexist and racially inappropriate comments were made on set, according to reports. ... read more


France hit by severe disruptions amid mass strike over pensions
Bracing for potential violence, the city’s police chief instructed all businesses, restaurants and cafes to close along the major march routes. ... read more


Slights, snubs and name calling: Inside Trump's gloomy London swing
The president rarely exits a meeting of world leaders without controversy. But given the sheer volume of public sniping, private swipes and messaging stumbles, this meeting stood out. ... read more


Melania Trump says Democratic impeachment witness should be 'ashamed' for mentioning son, Barron
Legal scholar Pamela Karlan later apologized for making a reference to the president's youngest child. ... read more


Trump claims he doesn't know Prince Andrew, but once called him 'a lot of fun'
Prince Andrew was forced to withdraw from his royal duties after a television interview in which he tried to defend his past friendship with sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein. ... read more


Russia probe witness charged with funneling millions to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign
George Nader was charged earlier this year with child trafficking and transporting child pornography. ... read more


Maine senator demands fairness for wild blueberry farmers after NBC News investigation
"If you’re a wild blueberry farmer with a 100-acre farm, you get zip," said Angus King. "If you’re a cranberry farmer you get $61,000. How is that fair?" ... read more


Slain woman did search on husbands 'upset you are pregnant,' warrants say
A suburban St. Louis woman whose husband is charged in her death had looked up “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant" before she went missing, warrants say ... read more


Booker extends 2020 campaign outreach to black men in South
Black men expressed concerns about access to investment capital, preventing kids from getting trapped in the criminal justice system and help for black farmers. ... read more


Buttigieg slams disruption of black supporters' rally that turned into chaos
"It shows kind of where politics has come to," the South Bend mayor and 2020 candidate told NBC News about the incident. ... read more


GM partners with LG to build new battery production plant, create 1,100 jobs
"GM believes in an all-electric future," Barra said Thursday. ... read more


Announcer who remarked on Ravens' player's 'dark skin' is suspended
“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing,” Tim Ryan said. ... read more


North Carolina man imprisoned for 43 years sues over wrongful conviction
The lawsuit by Charles Ray Finch was filed Wednesday against Wilson County, its current sheriff, two former deputies and two staffers of the state Bureau of Investigation. ... read more


United's Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO
“With United in a stronger position than ever, now is the right time to begin the process of turning over the baton to a new leader,” Munoz said. ... read more


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Pelosi announces full speed ahead with articles of impeachment against Trump
The speaker's comments come a day after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing. ... read more


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Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor
The shooting of the civilian Defense Department employees prompted a lockdown at the base. ... read more


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Feds charge two Russian hackers in sweeping malware attack on U.S.
Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev are allegedly responsible for tens of millions of dollars in damages, and the attacks netted them over $3 million. ... read more


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Hundreds of parents say kids wrongly taken from them after doctors misdiagnosed abuse
“They made us feel like we were monsters,” said a Florida mother who temporarily lost custody of her 4-month-old son based on a doctor's report. ... read more


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Specter of U.S. interference looms over health care debate in U.K.
The future of the National Health Service after Brexit has become a major talking point for Labour in its effort to oust the Conservatives in the election. ... read more


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Chicago police superintendent's firing raises hopes mayor can fix department
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to oust Johnson this week "shows how serious she is about wanting to clean up the department," one observer said. ... read more


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Gabrielle Union says she had a 'productive meeting' with NBC execs
The actress was let go from "America's Got Talent" after she alleged sexist and racially inappropriate comments were made on set, according to reports. ... read more


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France hit by severe disruptions amid mass strike over pensions
Bracing for potential violence, the city’s police chief instructed all businesses, restaurants and cafes to close along the major march routes. ... read more


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Slights, snubs and name calling: Inside Trump's gloomy London swing
The president rarely exits a meeting of world leaders without controversy. But given the sheer volume of public sniping, private swipes and messaging stumbles, this meeting stood out. ... read more


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Melania Trump says Democratic impeachment witness should be 'ashamed' for mentioning son, Barron
Legal scholar Pamela Karlan later apologized for making a reference to the president's youngest child. ... read more


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Trump claims he doesn't know Prince Andrew, but once called him 'a lot of fun'
Prince Andrew was forced to withdraw from his royal duties after a television interview in which he tried to defend his past friendship with sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein. ... read more


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Russia probe witness charged with funneling millions to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign
George Nader was charged earlier this year with child trafficking and transporting child pornography. ... read more


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Maine senator demands fairness for wild blueberry farmers after NBC News investigation
"If you’re a wild blueberry farmer with a 100-acre farm, you get zip," said Angus King. "If you’re a cranberry farmer you get $61,000. How is that fair?" ... read more


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Slain woman did search on husbands 'upset you are pregnant,' warrants say
A suburban St. Louis woman whose husband is charged in her death had looked up “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant" before she went missing, warrants say ... read more


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Booker extends 2020 campaign outreach to black men in South
Black men expressed concerns about access to investment capital, preventing kids from getting trapped in the criminal justice system and help for black farmers. ... read more


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Buttigieg slams disruption of black supporters' rally that turned into chaos
"It shows kind of where politics has come to," the South Bend mayor and 2020 candidate told NBC News about the incident. ... read more


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GM partners with LG to build new battery production plant, create 1,100 jobs
"GM believes in an all-electric future," Barra said Thursday. ... read more


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Announcer who remarked on Ravens' player's 'dark skin' is suspended
“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin color with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing,” Tim Ryan said. ... read more


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North Carolina man imprisoned for 43 years sues over wrongful conviction
The lawsuit by Charles Ray Finch was filed Wednesday against Wilson County, its current sheriff, two former deputies and two staffers of the state Bureau of Investigation. ... read more


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United's Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO
“With United in a stronger position than ever, now is the right time to begin the process of turning over the baton to a new leader,” Munoz said. ... read more


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