Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

Girl found dead in 1971 is finally identified through novel DNA technique

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After a teenage girl's remains were discovered in Oregon in 1971, her identity remained a mystery for decades. Investigators worked to identify the girl, who became known as Jane "Annie" Doe, but were unsuccessful. But thanks to DNA and genetic genealogy, officials have finally discovered who she was -- Anne Marie Lehman. Now they're determined to learn how she died. The mystery dates back to August 1971, when Lehman's scattered skeletal remains were found in the woods in Josephine County, Oregon, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Investigators exhausted their leads and the case was deemed inactive. Then in 2004, a deputy made a clay facial reconstruction of the victim, nicknaming her Jane "Annie" Doe, the sheriff's office said. The image was relea...
US Muslim advocacy group to Trump: We hold you responsible for Islamophobia rise

US Muslim advocacy group to Trump: We hold you responsible for Islamophobia rise

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A top Muslim organization is blasting President Donald Trump after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. Interested in New Zealand? Add New Zealand as an interest to stay up to date on the latest New Zealand news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "During your presidency and during your election campaign, Islamophobia took a sharp rise and attacks on innocent Muslims, innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed," Nihad Awad the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, said at a press conference. Police in New Zealand say the alleged gunman, described as being in his late 20s, opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch and that a...
Pompeo, Bolton deny derailing North Korea nuclear talks after regime calls them out

Pompeo, Bolton deny derailing North Korea nuclear talks after regime calls them out

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday denied that they derailed talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un two weeks ago in Vietnam after a fiery statement from North Korea accused the two men of creating a environment of hostility. While both said that categorization was "inaccurate" or "wrong," there has been little contact between the two sides since the Hanoi summit ended without a deal, and each country said their offer would not change. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui told reporters and foreign diplomats on Friday that Kim will soon make a decision on whether to continue talks with Trump, but said the regime has no intention of compromising or even continuing conversations unless the U.S. makes concessions...
Powerful storm ends after almost 150 reports of severe weather

Powerful storm ends after almost 150 reports of severe weather

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A powerful storm that triggered nearly 150 reports of severe weather, including five tornadoes, Thursday has finally ended. The top reported snowfall from the storm was more than 18 inches in South Dakota, with the top wind speed reported at 103 mph in Pine Springs, Texas. The combination of rapid snow melt, warmer temperatures and rainfall caused significant flooding from Nebraska to Wisconsin on Thursday. Record flooding is occurring on the Platte River near Leshara and on the Missouri River nears Plattsmouth -- both near Omaha, Nebraska. Downstream, the Missouri River is expected to rise through the weekend with major flooding heading for St. Joseph, Missouri, and Athcison, Kansas, by early next week. Record or near-record river flooding, exacerbated by ice jams and melting sn...
Start Here: Republicans buck Trump, Brits punt on Brexit, terrorists attack mosques

Start Here: Republicans buck Trump, Brits punt on Brexit, terrorists attack mosques

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It's Friday, March 15, 2019. Let's start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. 'Constitutional' The president of the United States of America responded with a one-word tweet after 12 Republicans joined 47 Democrats in voting to reject the national emergency declaration Donald Trump announced because he wants to build a wall. "This is a constitutional issue," Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters on Thursday, "and I'm going to honor my oath of office." Romney had said before the vote he'd oppose Trump. Mary Bruce, ABC News senior congressional correspondent, tells "Start Here" that although...
US, Afghan government tensions burst into public over Taliban talks

US, Afghan government tensions burst into public over Taliban talks

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The State Department summoned Afghanistan's national security adviser Thursday after he blasted the U.S. for its direct talks with the Taliban and accused the U.S. negotiator of undermining the Afghan government and seeking power in Kabul. Tensions have been brewing for months as the Afghan government has been excluded from U.S. talks with the militant group and they burst open with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib's comments -- a searing indictment of the American peace effort. Mohib condemned the U.S. talks as the "wrong approach" and for "delegitimizing the Afghan government and weakening it and at the same time elevating the Taliban." He accused U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad, in particular, of weakening the government of President Ashraf Ghani so that Khalilzad himse...
Senate rejects Trumps emergency declaration for border security in shocking vote

Senate rejects Trumps emergency declaration for border security in shocking vote

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In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, 12 Republicans joined Democrats as the Senate voted to reject his decision to declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall -- a striking blow to his agenda and a clear warning to Trump about presidential overreach. Interested in Immigration? Add Immigration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Immigration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The final vote was 59-41. C-SPAN An image made from video shows politicians and staff on the floor of the U.S. Senate and the vote tally for terminating President Donald Trump's border emergency declaration, in Washington, March 14, 2019. All told, twelve Republicans voted with all 47 Democrats in support of the resolution to terminate his emergen...
Former cop convicted of killing teen gets prison transfer month after beaten in cell

Former cop convicted of killing teen gets prison transfer month after beaten in cell

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A former Chicago police officer convicted in the high-profile murder of a teenager has been moved to a New York federal prison a month after he was beaten at a penitentiary in Connecticut, according to his legal team. Interested in Police Shootings? Add Police Shootings as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Police Shootings news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jason Van Dyke was recently moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville , about 75 miles northwest of New York City, a spokesperson for his lawyers told ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago. The move came after Van Dyke, 40, was beaten in his cell, suffering injuries to his head and face, on Feb. 7 at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, his wife and lawyers said at a news conference ...
Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of ground turkey after 5 people sickened

Butterball recalls nearly 80,000 pounds of ground turkey after 5 people sickened

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North Carolina-based poultry producer Butterball, LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may have been contaminated with Salmonella, according to an announcement Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, along with several public health partners, discovered the possible contamination while investigating an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses involving five patients in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Four of the patients lived in the same Wisconsin residence, where officials collected three Butterball ground turkey samples that tested positive for the bacteria. The Minnesota resident was tested positive for the same strain of Salmonella and also reported eating ground turkey, alth
Treasury secretary on turning over Trump tax returns: We will follow the law

Treasury secretary on turning over Trump tax returns: We will follow the law

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House Democrats grilled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday about how he would handle a request from Congress for the president's tax returns at a Capitol Hill budget hearing. Interested in Congress? Add Congress as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Congress news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Democrats, led by the Ways and Means Committee and Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., are carefully preparing to request 10 years of the president's personal returns – and fight the subsequent legal battle expected – in the coming weeks. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prepares to testify on "The President's FY2020 Budget Proposal" before the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, March 14,

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