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 2021-05-19 02:29 

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Appeals court rules cops should have qualified immunity in violent takedowns...

A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted so-called qualified immunity to Louisiana officers who were accused of forcing an unarmed Black man to the ground and beating him into compliance, a case that experts say exemplifies how difficult it can be for v...

 2021-05-19 02:29 

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PCSD 25 suspends face-covering/mask requirement...

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees took action Tuesday to suspend its face-covering/mask requirement, effective immediately. The post PCSD 25 suspends face-covering/mask requirement appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-19 02:23 

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New York attorney general adds 'criminal capacity' to probe of Trump Organization...

New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James' office said Tuesday. The attorney general office's investigation into the Trump Organizat...

 2021-05-19 02:04 

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Mark McCloskey announces run for US Senate in Missouri...

Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis homeowner who catapulted into national headlines last summer after video surfaced on social media showing him and his wife, Patricia, pointing guns at demonstrators, is running as a Republican for US Senate in Missouri, he an...

 2021-05-19 01:47 

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This artist is illustrating every place he visited during New Zealand lockdown...

In 2020, Tom Napper was scared to embark on his first solo vacation. In 2021, Tom Napper is considering never having a permanent address ever again. The English-born artist and graphic designer was so nervous about traveling by himself that he decided to ...

 2021-05-19 01:37 

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Two brothers were wrongfully convicted of rape and murder. Nearly 40 years later, they are getting $75 million in compensation...

A federal jury has awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades after they were convicted of rape and murder they did not commit. Leon Brown and Henry McCollum were arrested in 1983 and spent nearly 31 years in prison before the half-bro...

 2021-05-19 01:32 

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Former Virginia OB-GYN sentenced to 59 years in prison for doing unnecessary procedures...

A former Virginia doctor was sentenced to 59 years in federal prison for scheming more than 25 patients into having unnecessary medical procedures, including irreversible hysterectomies, and fraudulently billing insurance companies for more than $20 milli...

 2021-05-19 01:05 

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Border agents have seized more fentanyl in the last 7 months than the year before, CBP says...

In the last 7 months, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seized more fentanyl than the total for the year before, according to data from the agency. The agency released updated statistics last week of the amount of drugs confiscated by CBP...

 2021-05-19 00:38 

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Democratic House chair calls McCarthy 'weak and cowardly' for opposing January 6 commission...

House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern on Tuesday ripped Republican leader Kevin McCarthy as "weak and cowardly" for opposing an inquiry to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol. "I think the only reasonable conclusion is that he's af...

 2021-05-19 00:33 

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Arizona auditors now say voter data is intact, after sparking GOP feud...

Auditors hired by the Arizona state Senate backtracked Tuesday from claims that a key database had been deleted from Maricopa County's elections servers — admitting in a hearing held by the Senate Republicans overseeing the audit that the data i...

 2021-05-19 00:25 

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This new app aims to be a Green Book for LGBTQ+ people of color...

Decades ago, the Green Book allowed Black Americans to safely navigate a violently segregated country. On Monday, that concept was reimagined with the launch of the Lavender Book. The Lavender Book, a crowd-sourced app created by the National Black Justic...

 2021-05-19 00:23 

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Idaho Lt. Governor running for governor...

Idaho's Lieutenant Governor is looking to move into the state's top seat. The post Idaho Lt. Governor running for governor appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-19 00:09 

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Idaho inmate's execution canceled, pending clemency hearing...

A scheduled execution for an Idaho man with terminal cancer has been canceled so the state's Commission of Pardons and Parole can consider whether to commute his sentence. The post Idaho inmate's execution canceled, pending clemency hearing appear...

 2021-05-18 23:53 

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1 arrested after reported road rage shooting near Pocatello...

Idaho State Police Troopers were dispatched to a reported road rage incident Tuesday morning that resulted in shots being fired on northbound Interstate 15 near Pocatello. The post 1 arrested after reported road rage shooting near Pocatello appeared first...

 2021-05-18 23:43 

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Why a North Carolina district attorney is not prosecuting the Andrew Brown Jr. killing...

On Tuesday morning, District Attorney Andrew Womble said the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies was justified. He held a press conference explaining his decision, outlining his understanding of the law, and he p...

 2021-05-18 23:42 

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Resistance to January 6 commission grows among Senate Republicans...

The fate of an independent commission to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol will soon rest in the hands of Senate Republicans, many of whom are already signaling they may block the bill from moving forward with arguments that a comm...

 2021-05-18 23:38 

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Cruz faces backlash on social media after joking about flights resuming to Cancun...

Sen. Ted Cruz is facing renewed backlash from users on Twitter after sharing a news alert from a local Texas station promoting the return of flights to Cancun. "Awesome!" the Texas Republican tweeted in response to the tweet from Houston's ABC...

 2021-05-18 23:36 

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Help Wanted: Idaho's "job-seeker market" makes it hard to hire...

'Help Wanted' signs are glaring at drivers along Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, begging people to apply for a job. The post Help Wanted: Idaho's "job-seeker market" makes it hard to hire appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-18 23:36 

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Help Wanted: Idaho's "job-seeker market" makes it hard to hire...

'Help Wanted' signs are glaring at drivers along Yellowstone Ave. in Pocatello, begging people to apply for a job. The post Help Wanted: Idaho's "job-seeker market" makes it hard to hire appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-18 23:22 

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Breezy with a few thunderstorms...

An area of low pressure is moving in from the northwest, we'll increase the threat for thunderstorms and see cooler temperatures for Thursday and Friday. OVERNIGHT: Partly clear with lows into the upper 40's. Winds 15-20 MPH. WEDNESDAY: A chance o...

 2021-05-18 23:07 

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McCarthy's bid to quash January 6 commission underscores GOP split on Trump...

Less than a week after Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership position for her opposition to Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election, House Republicans are mired in yet another fight over Trump — this time whether to move forward wit...

 2021-05-18 23:02 

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Biden administration decides not to sanction company building controversial Russian gas pipeline...

The Biden administration has decided against sanctioning the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, despite strongly opposing the project, according to two sources familiar with the decision, signaling that it is prioritizi...

 2021-05-18 23:02 

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COVID-19 UPDATES: 193 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths...

Idaho officials reported 193 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths Tuesday. The post COVID-19 UPDATES: 193 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths appeared first on Local News 8 ....

 2021-05-18 22:57 

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High School student's artwork will be displayed at U.S. Capitol...

Click here for updates on this story ROCK ISLAND, Illinois (Quad-City Times) — Rock Island High School student Riley Jones has won first place in the annual Congressional Art Competition for her digital artwork titled, "Black Pride." The con...

 2021-05-18 22:54 

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Florida judge resigns after allegedly missing work and making court staff run personal errands...

A Florida judge facing discipline for allegedly missing work and having court staff drive him to events, do his online shopping and perform other personal errands has resigned from the bench, according to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Th...

 2021-05-18 22:49 

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A transgender woman sued for safe placement in a women's facility, but was transferred to a men's prison instead...

A transgender woman in New Jersey was moved to a men's prison after filing a lawsuit alleging abuse at her facility, and seeking transfer to another facility that houses women, according to her lawyer. Rae Rollins, 25, is a trans woman, and is listed ...

 2021-05-18 22:43 

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Covid-19 vaccine acceptance rates lower among Black US military service members, military study finds...

Black US military service members were 28% less likely to get an initial Covid-19 vaccine dose compared to White service members, according to a military study. The study used Department of Defense data to analyze vaccination acceptance trends among activ...

 2021-05-18 22:42 

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Amazon will block police indefinitely from using its facial-recognition software...

Nearly a year ago, Amazon said it would stop providing its facial-recognition software, Rekognition, to police for a year. Now it appears that ban won't be ending any time soon — if ever. On Tuesday, Amazon said it would extend its ban on police...

 2021-05-18 22:35 

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Google unveils completely redesigned Android 12...

Google tried to make up for lost time at its annual developer conference this week by announcing a massive Android redesign and new features to help users work from home, shop and do more to protect their personal data. After it canceled Google I/O last y...

 2021-05-18 22:33 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

This new app aims to be a Green Book for LGBTQ+ people of color...

Decades ago, the Green Book allowed Black Americans to safely navigate a violently segregated country. On Monday, that concept was reimagined with the launch of the Lavender Book. The Lavender Book, a crowd-sourced app created by the National Black Justic...

 2021-05-18 22:31 

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Police officer credited with saving the life of a choking child...

Click here for updates on this story COVINGTON, Georgia (Rockdale Citizen) — A Covington family is expressing their appreciation to the Covington Police Department and Officer Matt Holbrook for quick action that saved their toddler's life. Holbr...

 2021-05-18 22:31 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Michigan judge dismisses one of the last lawsuits claiming 2020 election fraud in the state...

A Michigan judge dismissed an election fraud case Tuesday that state officials said was the last of the lawsuits challenging the 2020 election. The suit, which was originally filed by Michigan voter named William Bailey on November 23 of last year, allege...

 2021-05-18 22:30 

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Contractor wanted on warrant after allegedly pointing gun at unhappy customer...

Click here for updates on this story KENOSHA COUNTY, Wisconsin (Kenosha News) — After a woman decided to fire a contractor she believed was ripping her off — and who she thought had friends in her home doing drugs while she was away — th...

 2021-05-18 22:23 

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Man reunited with family after 2-year immigration battle that had him stuck in Mexico...

Click here for updates on this story CORONA, CA (KCAL, KCBS) — A Southern California man is back home to the United States after an immigration battle had him stuck in his birth country of Mexico over the past two years, according to reports. Jose P...

 2021-05-18 22:22 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

US reverses longstanding policy on citizenship for babies born overseas using reproductive technology...

The State Department said Tuesday that it will now grant US citizenship to children born abroad to parents who used artificial reproductive technology, including surrogacy, notifying Congress and diplomatic posts of the change to longstanding policy. The ...

 2021-05-18 22:20 

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Man who stabbed Cheesecake Factory employees over bakery item at large...

Click here for updates on this story LOS ANGELES, CA (KCAL, KCBS) — Police are searching for a man who stabbed a Cheesecake Factory employee as he tried to get away with some baked goods. The stabbing was reported just after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Che...

 2021-05-18 22:20 

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Wyoming health director, tech officer quit after data leak...

Wyoming's health director and chief information officer have resigned after a data leak involving the personal information of tens of thousands of people who were tested for the coronavirus. The post Wyoming health director, tech officer quit after da...

 2021-05-18 22:10 

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Strong demand for campgrounds across Colorado amid boom in RV sales...

Click here for updates on this story SUMMIT COUNTY, CO (KCNC) — With RVs and campers in short supply this year, chances are customers will pay a premium for a used RV or end up waiting until next fall to get their hands on one. For those who already...

 2021-05-18 21:31 

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Texas governor bans mask mandates by state's public schools and local governments...

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state governmental entities such as counties, public school districts, public health authorities and government officials from requiring mask wearing. "Texans, not governm...

 2021-05-18 21:30 

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Two police officers pull man from burning car...

Click here for updates on this story FRANKLIN, Tennessee (WSMV) — Two Franklin police officers pulled a man from a burning car on Tuesday morning. Police were called to the area of Jordan Road and Westminster Drive just after 5 a.m. for an open-line...

 2021-05-18 21:23 

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Historic Hewitt home burns...

Click here for updates on this story FRESNO, California (KFSN) — A 130-year-old Central Fresno home stood the test of time, until last week when the John Hewitt Home was destroyed by a fire. Forty firefighters fought the flames Thursday in attempts ...

 2021-05-18 21:22 

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Patients of Lags Medical Center left scrambling after offices abruptly close...

Click here for updates on this story FRESNO, California (KFSN) — Hundreds of patients of a pain management center are scrambling to find a new place for care after their doctor's office closed with little notice. Lags Medical Center shut its doo...

 2021-05-18 21:19 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Andrew Giuliani announces bid to run for governor of New York in 2022...

Republican Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is running for governor of New York in 2022, he told CNN on Tuesday. Giuliani will vie for the GOP nomination in his bid to take over the position from embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a ...

 2021-05-18 21:09 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

A man has been charged for detonating 80 pounds of explosives at a New Hampshire gender reveal party that triggered an explosion, police say...

A man who turned himself in for a New Hampshire gender reveal party that triggered an explosion has been charged with disorderly conduct, police confirmed this week. Anthony Spinelli, who police said bought and detonated around 80 pounds of the explosive ...

 2021-05-18 21:08 

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Man gets naked to defecate in woods, allegedly chases hiker without his clothes on...

Click here for updates on this story MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTVT) — A 53-year-old man was arrested after admitting to law enforcement authorities he took off his clothes to defecate in the woods and a hiker allegedly stumbled up on him. The woman...

 2021-05-18 21:07 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Three deputies who fired shots at Andrew Brown, Jr. will be reinstated and retrained, sheriff says...

District Attorney Andrew Womble announced Tuesday that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, saying Brown "recklessly" drove at the officers on scene while trying to flee arrest. "Mr. B...

 2021-05-18 21:06 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Justice Department sought to unmask Devin Nunes parody Twitter account this year, court records show...

The Justice Department was investigating threatening messages related to a parody Twitter account — @NunesAlt — that criticized Rep. Devin Nunes, in a previously unknown criminal investigation, according to federal court records made public on...

 2021-05-18 21:05 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Wyoming governor allocates $1B in federal virus funding...

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has announced plans to allocate recently received federal coronavirus relief aid toward education, health and social services and economic diversity and development. The post Wyoming governor allocates $1B in federal virus funding...

 2021-05-18 20:57 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Bucknell University condemns 'horrific incident' against LGBTQ student community and orders investigation...

Bucknell University condemned a "horrific incident" against the LGBTQ student community that occurred last week and announced investigations are underway. In a Friday statement, university officials in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, said a group of male...

 2021-05-18 20:54 

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[ Idaho Falls ]

Georgia kidnapping suspect killed by police after chase, authorities say...

Police officers in Georgia fatally shot a kidnapping suspect early Tuesday after the man led them on a vehicle chase and a foot pursuit, authorities said. The shooting happened in the city of Decatur, just east of Atlanta, after a chase that started about...

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