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‘ER’ actress dies at 49 after being shot by police

Police in Los Angeles fatally shot a former actress from the show “ER” on Thursday after she grabbed a BB gun while they were responding to a welfare check at her apartment, authorities said. Vanessa Marquez, 49, who played a nurse on the hit 1990s television show, died at the hospital after being shot in the torso, officials said. Actress ...

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Balloon poking fun at Mayor Sadiq Khan flies over London

LONDON — Protesters seeking to oust London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday launched a giant balloon over Parliament Square depicting him dressed in a yellow bikini. A small group of supporters watched the inflatable take to the skies, and the crowd cheered and shouted, “higher, higher, higher” as the balloon was launched. Some wore T-shirts…

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US ambassador: Victims in Amsterdam stabbing are Americans

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting the Netherlands, the U.S. ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act. Police shot and wounded a 19-year-old Afghan man immediately after the attack and ...

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Nicaragua Expels UN Team After Critical Report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition protests. Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the U.N.’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and his team would leave the country Saturday. ...

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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

WASHINGTON: The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was ‘irredeemably flawed.’ Washington has long been the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) largest donor but is “no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a ...

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Colombia Says Rebels Must Free 19 Hostages Before Peace Talks Can Resume

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday, Reuters reports. The National Liberation Army (ELN) had been in negotiations with the administration of former President Juan Manuel Santos since February 2017. The last round of ...

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Judge Halts First Public Grizzly Bear Hunts In More Than 40 Years Near Yellowstone

A federal judge temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts for the first time in decades in Wyoming and Montana as he considers whether the Trump administration was wrong by removing federal protections on the animal after it was recently taken off the threatened species list, according to The Guardian. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen issued ...

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Bruce Ohr Reported Hearing Russians Say They Had Trump ‘Over A Barrel’

A Justice Department lawyer whose ties to the infamous dossier about President Donald Trump and Russia has drawn the ire of Republicans told House lawmakers that he was told Russian intelligence thought they had the then-candidate “over a barrel” during the 2016 campaign, a source with knowledge of the testimony told CNN. Bruce Ohr, who testified behind closed doors this ...

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