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Mom charged in death of disabled daughter, could inherit girl’s trust fund

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A New York special education teacher is accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care. She could reportedly inherit nearly $1 million from the girl’s trust fund, even if she’s convicted. The woman has been identified as Nicole Diggs. Diggs and her now husband have pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and ...

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Israel announces it will seize 400 acres in West Bank

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On Sunday, Israel announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank. Now they are reportedly being accused of causing “more friction” after the Gaza war. It has declared 400 acres near Bethlehem to be Israeli state land. The Israeli army said there was no claim of Palestinian ownership on the land in question. A local Palestinian mayor said Palestinians ...

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Bags of money spill on highway after armored truck flips

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Money went flying on a Rhode Island highway Saturday, after an armored truck flipped over. The incident caused its valuable load to spill onto the road, according to authorities. Cash stored in the clear plastic bags and white canvas duffel bags flew onto Route 10 in Cranston. This was a little before 2:00 pm, after the truck toppled over. Passerbys ...

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Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli

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Iraqi security forces backed by Shi’ite militias on Sunday, broke the 2 month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, according to officials. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State to the east of the town. Fighting reportedly continued to the north of Amerli ...

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22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

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Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse. They were working Saturday to free the rest, according to officials. First Lady Rosario Murillo said 20 of the miners were freed late Friday. In addition, to two who made their way to safety shortly after a Thursday morning collapse cut off the exit at ...

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Britain raises terrorism threat level to ‘severe’

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On Friday, Britain increased its assessment of the terrorism threat on its own soil. This is due to being alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadis among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq. Britain said new laws would be introduced to counter what Prime Minister David Cameron called “a greater threat to our security than we have ...

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Boxer Jermain Taylor accused of shooting cousin

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Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault. This is due to a shooting that wounded Taylor’s cousin at the boxer’s Little Creek home, according to authorities. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Carl Minden said Tuesday, “Mr. Taylor was arrested for domestic battery, first-degree, and aggravated assault.” He added, “it was his ...

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Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

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A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, according to authorities. 39-year-old Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City died Monday, shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center, said officials on Tuesday. Investigators said Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range ...

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Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

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A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, according to authorities. 39-year-old Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City died Monday, shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center, said officials on Tuesday. Investigators said Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range ...

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Four college students die in small-plane crash

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On Monday, four college students died after their plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Airport. The plane burst into flames after it hit the ground in suburban Cleveland. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, at least three of the men, 20-year-old Pilot William Felten, 18-year-old John Hill and 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli were students at Case Western Reserve University ...

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