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February 20, 2019 - 8:29 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and "espoused extremist" and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack. "The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:25 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The number of hate groups in the U.S. has reached an all-time high, even as membership in the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi outfits have fallen, according to a report by a legal advocacy organization that tracks them. The Southern Poverty Law Center's annual "Year in Hate and Extremism"...
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February 20, 2019 - 5:36 pm
(CHICAGO) -- After weeks of investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim of being attacked last month by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs while physically beating him and leaving him with a rope tied around his neck, the Chicago Police Department officially classified Smollett as a...
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February 20, 2019 - 9:12 am
(NEW YORK) -- Grieving officers of the New York Police Department will come together Wednesday at a funeral for its own detective killed by friendly fire. Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was shot dead while responding to a robbery at a Queens T-Mobile store on Feb. 12. Simonsen was an 18-year veteran...
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ABC News
February 20, 2019 - 6:42 am
(NEW YORK) -- Two storms are combining on Wednesday morning over the Mississippi Valley that are set to move east with heavy snow, ice and flooding rain through much of the day. Over 1,000 flights had already been grounded before 6 a.m., and that was only expected to get much worse as the storm...
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Sarasota Police Department
February 20, 2019 - 6:19 am
(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- The remains have been found of a missing teenager in Florida who may have witnessed a murder more than a year ago, police announced Tuesday night. Jabez Spann was 14 when he vanished on Sept. 4, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida. A week earlier, a woman who witnessed a murder allegedly...
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February 20, 2019 - 6:13 am
(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to declare an emergency and make an unscheduled landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee after apparently being struck by lightning on Tuesday. The plane took off from George Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and was supposed to land at...
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Public Domain
February 20, 2019 - 6:06 am
(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A University of California, Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs. Collin Howard, 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose, California, on drug distribution and...
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Newport Beach Police
February 20, 2019 - 6:01 am
(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- Police in Southern California have arrested a suspect in the decades-old murder of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe, sources told ABC News on Tuesday. O'Keefe vanished while walking home from school in Newport Beach, California, on July 6, 1973, according to police. Her...
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Broward County Jail
February 20, 2019 - 5:10 am
(MIAMI) -- A Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs and waving a gun at a group of black protesters. Mark Bartlett, who is white, originally was charged only with carrying a concealed firearm after he allegedly pulled a gun on protesters blocking a Miami...
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