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Texas police officer saves restaurant from burning vehicle

Officers responded at 9 p.m. Saturday to the Jack in the Box at 1703 S. Beckley Road. The officer successfully pushed the vehicle away from the building by using his police auto. " My adrenaline was going a little bit ". It wasn't clear what became of the pickup's driver or what caused it to catch fire. No injuries were reported and the Glenn Heights Police Department says Officer Womack is sure to be rewarded for his life-saving actions.

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Immigrant protected under Obama-era program arrested in Seattle

Dreamer: Ramirez-Medina was one of Barack Obama's dreamers, protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act. The move ushers in new questions about what life will be like for immigrants brought to the U.S.as children - as Ramirez was, when he was 7 years old.

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NYC jury reaches verdict in Etan Patz murder case

Patz went missing on his way to a school bus stop in May 1979 and was never seen again. A Manhattan jury convicted the confessed killer of little Etan Patz , bringing a sad end to one of New York's most heartbreaking murder trials. "I've known for a long time that this man Pedro Hernandez is guilty of doing something really bad so many years ago", he said. In 1983, then USA president Ronald Reagan declared the anniversary of his disappearance National Missing Children's Day .

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Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks

Williams spoke to EBONY.com while at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit where her little cousin remains on life support. Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, was hit while playing basketball at her primary school's playground. But she says she has a message for the person who fired the bullet. One of the bullets struck Kanari in the right side of the neck, according to her family, shattering her spine.

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Lake Oroville overflows into emergency spillway

State officials say water could pour over an emergency spillway at Lake Oroville for the first time ever, a last-ditch alternative that they had been hoping to avoid. Engineers don't know what caused cave-in that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock. Its reservoir provides fresh water to much of Central California's farmlands and homes, and businesses in Southern California.

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Family Vows to Fight for Arizona Mom Deported Under Trump's Order

Immigrant advocates say her detention reflects the severity of the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration. Since 2008, she had been checking in at the federal ICE office after she was caught during a raid at her workplace reportedly using a fake Social Security number .

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Trump's Controversial Education Pick Betsy DeVos Barely Clears Senate Hurdle

Carrera said seeing hundreds of California teachers come together for one cause gave her hope that DeVos' nomination could be killed by the Senate committee voting Tuesday. Nearly half of the responses Heitkamp received on the 13 Cabinet positions mentioned concerns about DeVos, according to Heitkamp's office. She also said that Democrats haven't been given time to ask follow-up questions and that some of her responses may be inadequate.

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The ACLU Raised $10 Million Since Saturday

The American Civil Liberties Union received millions in donations over weekend amid the backlash over President Trump's executive order to suspend the country's refugee program and temporarily ban immigration from seven-mostly Muslim nations.

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks about Pres. Donald Trump's ban on immigrants

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order suspending the USA refugee program for 120 days and blocking entry by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days. In addition to Syria, the other countries affected by the ban are Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. This ban also included Syrian refugees indefinitely.

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Red panda missing from Norfolk's Virginia Zoo

Staff are now searching neighborhoods within a mile of the zoo and are asking residents to pitch in by scanning treetops or any other "climbable structure". The Virginia Zoo is pulling out all the stops to find Sunny, who's gotten global attention with her great escape. Zoo staff discouraged people from trying to touch, feed or capture her on their own.

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1984 tops Amazon's charts as Trump continues to lie

And that sort of modern-day Newspeak is causing sales of George Orwell's dystopian "1984" to soar . The attendance at President Donald Trump's inauguration was the topic of conversation for many over the weekend, namely that it wasn't quite as " packed " as the president claimed.

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"'Was that Godzilla?" Video of massive alligator goes viral

The Godzilla-like creature was seen taking a stroll just feet away from people in Lakeland, Florida, US. "Very exciting to see", she told WFLA , WOOD TV8's sister station in Tampa, Fla. "No photoshop", Joiner said on Facebook. "The gators cross often and I saw this one coming so I wasn't scared, just gave him space". Female alligators rarely grow to be longer than 10 feet, although males can reach greater lengths.

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Snatched Florida newborn Kamiyah Mobley discovered after 18yrs

Baby Kamiyah Mobley was a newborn when she was taken from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998, but DNA tests have now proved that she is alive and well. Craig Aiken, Mobley's biological father, drove up from Jacksonville to Walterboro, South Carolina to meet his daughter for the first time. "I'm going to give her a hug and a kiss".

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Grace Packer: Mum and boyfriend charged 'after raping and dismembering disabled girl'

Packer, who was declared a "person of interest" in the case at a December 22 press conference held jointly by Bucks, Montgomery and Luzerne county authorities, had been jailed in November on child endangerment and misdemeanor obstruction charges filed by prosecutors who alleged she "withheld critical information and gave misleading statements to police after reporting her daughter missing, inhibiting efforts to locate her".

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Alec Baldwin mocks Trump with Russian cap

Earlier this morning, Trump went on a Twitter spree accusing anyone that doesn't want a good relationship with Russian of being "stupid people." So far, the trolling photo has 17,261 likes. Mr Trump has also cast doubt on allegations by USA intelligence agencies that the Russian government backed hackers to interfere in the United States election.

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Colorado man hanging unconscious from chairlift after backpack got tangled is rescued

We were on the chair lift behind so we unloaded and ran down the hill to help him when we realized the worst possible thing had happened. After catching a knife from a ski patroller below, Wilson was able to cut the man free from the straps .

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Texas Republicans Unveil Anti-Gay Bathroom Bill Similar To NC's HB2

Lois Kolkhorst filed the "Privacy Protection Act", which would stop cities from enacting a law that prevents businesses from making their own policy to handle transgender restroom use. "And I would hope most lawmakers could take a stand on the legislation and oppose it exclusively for those reasons". The estimate follows what happened when a similar bill was filed in North Carolina.

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Some Snow Showers Expected for Last Day of 2016

Expect the rain as we ring in the New Year closer to midnight. They won't entirely disappear, but it'll be less of an issue with time. Winds will be up to 10 to 15mph out of the North today . It's quite agreeable overall for any New Year festivities. Winds are lighter as well. Valley areas are starting out in the low to mid 30's early this morning, and in the teens to 20's in most mountain areas.

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3 to 5 inches of rain expected over New Year's weekend

A total of 6 to 12 inches of snow accumulations are expected in these areas starting later tonight through early Saturday morning. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds up to 10 miles per hour. The day will start off with snow, with some towns getting as much as two inches. Temperatures will remain below freezing for the day with wind chills in the teens.

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Wounded trooper remains in critical condition

Cederberg was surrounded by friends and family as he underwent surgery at a local hospital Monday morning. The OSP Facebook page described the trooper as an Army Veteran with seven years on the job wit the agency. His profile picture depicted him and Kate in happier times, while his cover photo photo was an image of his son from a previous relationship and his daughter with Kate.

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Virginia State Parks offering free guided New Year's Day hikes

All seasonal state park facilities will remain open on the holiday. As an added bonus, hikers just might see bald eagles overhead on this 1.2-mile, 1-hour moderately rugged hike . Cowans Gap State Park, Fort Loudon, 2 p.m., hike around the lake or up to the overlook. Hot chocolate will be served back at the center. In South Jersey, the longest is a 7.4-mile moderate-difficulty walk through the pygmy pines of Bass River State Forest in Burlington County, in which trees are scarcely as tall ...

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Hillary Clinton Officially Has More Votes Than Any Losing Presidential Candidate

Madison engineered a compromise where the "Three-Fifths" slave citizens would be counted when allotting Electoral College votes, which allowed the Southern states to have more Electoral College votes . Trump has frequently said that he won the election by a landslide, which Clinton also commented on. Clinton won California by 4.2 million and took NY by more than 1.6 million.

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Donald Trump on Bill Clinton: 'He doesn't know much'

Bernie Sanders . David Bright said on his Facebook page that he cast his vote for Sanders, instead of Hillary Clinton because his vote would not have helped her win. In the Lone Star State, electors vote by secret ballot. "It would be improper to suggest that electors ought not to vote their conscience, otherwise there's no goal in having an Electoral College", says North Central College Professor Stephen Caliendo.

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Zion Lutheran to hold Christmas services

Christmas Eve and also at 10 a.m. Christmas Day. CrossPoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., 401-846-3064. Christmas Day service is at 10 a.m. The church is located at 4211 Little River Church Road in Hurdle Mills. Solemn Mass of the Nativity of Christ. St. Patrick Parish is home to the ecumenical Rutland Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A Christmas "Festival Service" including communion will be at 9 a.m.

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State Loses Nearly 10000 Residents Over Past Year

Census Bureau Tuesday. The population of both Idaho and Washington grew about 1.8 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. Four states in the Midwest had more growth than Iowa since 2010, including North Dakota - the fastest growing state in the nation - South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Kansas.

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Platinum Partners Execs Indicted in $1 Billion Securities Fraud

It produced exceptional profits for investors, with its flagship fund generating an average return of 17% since it started, Reuters has reported. "Co-Conspirator 1" had earlier e-mailed Nordlicht, saying, "Don't forget books". In reality, it was worth a fraction of that total, the SEC complaint said. Records of a January 2015 conference call with investors show Nordlicht said: "If we look historically, we've been very very fortunate.

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Trump Selects Ronna Romney McDaniel to Lead RNC

The RNC's 168 elected members will convene in January to elect their next chairman and Trump's endorsement of McDaniel will likely carry enough weight to get her elected. On Tuesday, Trump named Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for the nation's top diplomat. McDaniel supported Trump early in the race, breaking ranks with her uncle, who had been attacking the businessman as a "phony" and a "fraud" during the campaign.

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Winter Storm Warning through Saturday December 17

A coupe of days of very chilly weather await New Jersey, with the potential for the 2 to 6 inches of snow for most of the state Friday evening, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast. The snow will be accompanied by west winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating near-zero visibilities at times. While the weather will be significant, the word advisory implies that severe winter weather is not anticipated.

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Deliberations resume in trial in black motorist's death

Slager, the North Charleston police officer whose videotaped killing of an unarmed black man staggered the nation as it was embroiled in debate about police misconduct and racial biases in law enforcement, ended in a mistrial on Monday. "We're not happy. But we're not sad". When pressed by the prosecutor to explain, Slager said, "I don't remember everything that happened". Solicitor Scarlett Wilson praised Scott's family for their patience and understanding.

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Iran says it's finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes

Washington granted permission to Boeing and Airbus to sell planes to Iranian carriers in September - before the United States presidential election. Iran is rushing to update its aging commercial airline fleet - according to The Tehran Times , the country's state-owned airline has also placed orders for 100 Airbus planes and 20 smaller craft made by France-based ATR.