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February 19, 2019 - 6:42 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Construction of the $500 million Barack Obama Presidential Center in a historic Chicago park was dealt a major setback on Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by park advocates to stop the project can move forward. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blakey rejected a...
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February 19, 2019 - 3:26 pm
(CHICAGO) -- The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at "Empire’s" Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials confirm to ABC News. The accusation, made by...
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Sarasota Police Department
February 19, 2019 - 2:43 pm
(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- A statue inspired by the iconic photograph of a World War II sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, New York City, was vandalized just days after the sailor in the photograph died. The "Unconditional Surrender" statue in Sarasota, Florida, had "#MeToo" emblazoned in red spray...
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February 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Bankruptcy is no shield for a white nationalist targeted in a lawsuit concerning the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Va., according to a recent ruling from a federal judge -- and Twitter and other online platforms can't be blocked from subpoenas, another ruling announced...
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February 19, 2019 - 1:48 pm
(LA PORTE, Texas) -- A Texas man was recently arrested for slapping a 12-year-old boy in the face. He claims the boy was was bullying his young stepdaughter, according to police. James Peace, 37, of La Porte, Texas, had just picked up his stepdaughter from school when he saw the boy walking home...
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February 19, 2019 - 12:50 pm
(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) -- Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers were back on picket lines Tuesday to protest an education bill moving through the state legislature that they see as retaliation for the job action they took last...
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February 19, 2019 - 11:21 am
(KENT COUNTY, Mich.) -- Investigators are searching for a second crime scene after a woman and three young children were found mysteriously dead inside a Michigan home, authorities said. The woman and three children -- who were elementary school age and younger -- were found dead from suspected...
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Woodland Park Police Department
February 19, 2019 - 8:17 am
(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the mother of his baby, is due to appear in a Teller County courtroom Tuesday morning at a preliminary hearing. Kelsey Berreth, 29, vanished on Thanksgiving 2018 near her Woodland Park, Colorado, home. Her...
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ABC News
February 19, 2019 - 6:44 am
(NEW YORK) -- Two storms are forecast to combine east of the Rockies Tuesday, creating a major mess of snow, ice and heavy rain. Alerts have been issued Tuesday morning for 28 states from Arizona to New Jersey. A storm system in the western Gulf of Mexico is gaining strength Tuesday morning and...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:15 am
(MCALLEN, Texas) -- A Mexican man died at a McAllen, Texas, hospital Monday while in Border Patrol custody after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas earlier this month, officials said. The cause of death remains unknown, according to a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
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