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Read: Barrs letter to Congress on the Mueller report

Read: Barrs letter to Congress on the Mueller report

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This is the letter sent to Congress from Attorney General William Barr summarizing Robert Mueller's report. Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and to inform you about the status of my initial review of the report he has prepared. The Special Counsel's Report On Friday, the Special Counsel submitted to me a "confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions" he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c). This report is entitled "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." Al
Boyfriend named as suspect in disappearance of 8-month-old Indianapolis baby: Police

Boyfriend named as suspect in disappearance of 8-month-old Indianapolis baby: Police

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A week after an 8-month-old baby was reported missing in Indianapolis, her mother's boyfriend was named as a suspect in the newly classified "homicide investigation," police announced on Saturday. Robert Lyons was last seen with Amiah Robertson on March 9 near Rockville Road and South Mickley Avenue. But, Amiah Robertson's mother, Amber Robertson, did not report her baby missing to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on March 16, police said. "We are frustrated and quite frankly angry because of misinformation and lack of information and lack of cooperation from those who are most closely involved," said Police Chief Bryan Roach in a statement before a press conference on Saturday. ( Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) Amiah Robertson appears in this undated stor...
Guggenheim Museum will no longer accept gifts from Sackler family, makers of opioid OxyContin

Guggenheim Museum will no longer accept gifts from Sackler family, makers of opioid OxyContin

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Despite having their name on the museum's education center, the Guggenheim said it will no longer be accepting gifts from the Sackler family, according to a statement given to ABC News on Saturday. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the makers of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin. The rejection of the wealthy pharmaceutical name isn't the biggest problem facing the Sacklers -- the company is reportedly exploring bankruptcy as a way to protect itself against million-dollar lawsuits -- but it is a shot at the societal standing of the billionaire family. "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum received a total of $7 million in gifts from members of the Mortimer D. Sackler family initiated in 1995 and paid out through 2006 to establish and support the Sackler Center for Arts Educati...
University of Georgia fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon suspended over racist video

University of Georgia fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon suspended over racist video

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A fraternity at the University of Georgia has been suspended after video allegedly showing members whipping someone and referring to them picking cotton surfaced on social media. Georgia's chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended by the national chapter and the video was condemned by the university. The frat also announced it had expelled four members who were involved in the video on Saturday. "Tau Kappa Epsilon is disgusted, appalled and angered by the remarks shown in the video," the national chapter said in a statement. "TKE does not condone or support any actions by its members that would be defined as racist, discriminatory, and/or offensive. "Since 1899, our fraternity has taken much pride in the diversity and uniqueness of our membership," the statement continued. "Tau Ka...
Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

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A Pittsburgh jury acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back last summer as the young man fled a traffic stop. Video of the incident captured by a local resident and posted online went viral and led to weeks of demonstrations. The panel of five women and seven men -- three of them African-American -- found former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, 30, not guilty of homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II. Rose was a passenger in an unlicensed taxi that had been involved in a drive-by shooting when the former officer pulled the car over and shot Rose three times as he ran away. Video of the incident was shown to jurors, who watched Rose fall to the ground after the shots were fired, hitting him three...
Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say

Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say

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A man was arrested Friday for throwing a glass of water in the face of controversial Rep. Steve King at a local restaurant, police said. Blake Gibbins, 26, allegedly approached King while he was eating lunch at Mineral City Mill and Grill restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He asked King if he was the congressman and then threw a glass of water on him, Fort Dodge police said in a press release. The release says others were also hit by the water, but no one was injured. Gibbins was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct, police said. (Google Maps) A man threw a glass of water in the face of Iowa Rep. Steve King at Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Friday, March 22, 2019. According to the press release, King was "sp...
Nationally, some counties are responsible for more executions than others

Nationally, some counties are responsible for more executions than others

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While the governor of the country’s most populous state halted death penalty executions, that decision may not have a national impact. Within two southern states, Texas and Oklahoma, five counties are responsible for one in five executions since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976, according to data from the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). Those counties – Harris, Dallas, Bexar and Tarrant Counties in Texas and in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma – are responsible for 315 out of the 1,493 executions that have taken place in those 43 years. Prior to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on executions, his state performed 13 executions during the same time frame. Data from the DPIC show there are 11 individual counties across the country tha
River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

River flooding continues in Midwest with more rain heading toward region

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The Missouri River and Mississippi River continue to wreak havoc on parts of the Plains and Midwest as record river flooding continues to pose a threat to communities. Parts of the Missouri River near St. Joseph, Missouri; Atchison, Kansas; Leavenworth, Kansas; and Parkville, Missouri, are seeing river flooding currently at -- or expected to rise to -- moderate and major flood stage. The Missouri River is receding below notable flood stage in Omaha. However, the Missouri River is expected to flood downstream near Plattsmouth, Nebraska, through next week. The flooding will continue to cause stress on levees along the Missouri River. There is also river flooding on the Mississippi River along the borders of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The river will likely remain high through the we...
Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

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Syrian and Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror group’s self-declared caliphate. "Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF press office, said on Twitter. "On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible." Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS. On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible. #SDFDefeatedISIS— Mustafa Bali (@mustefabali) March 23, 2019 At its peak in 2014, ISIS controlled approximately 34,000 squ
San Antonio City Council votes to stop Chick-fil-a from opening at airport

San Antonio City Council votes to stop Chick-fil-a from opening at airport

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The San Antonio City Council narrowly voted to prevent Chick-fil-a from opening a restaurant at the city's airport on Thursday due to the company's alleged bias against LGBT rights. The council voted, 6-4, for excluding Chick-fil-a from the overall restaurant and concession space operated by Atlanta-based airport concessionaire Paradies Lagardère. Chick-fil-a has been accused of anti-LGBT behavior for years. CEO Dan Cathy first drew condemnation from LGBT groups in 2012 when he said he supported "the biblical definition of the family unit" -- marriage only between a man and woman. The agreement with Paradies Lagardère was for 10,000 square feet in food and concession space, including not only the Chick-fil-a, but also a Smoke Shack, San Antonio Spurs retail store and coffee shop and

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