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CIA nominee says torture doesn't work

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director said Wednesday that she does not believe torture works and would not carry out any presidential order she thought was immoral. Facing tough questioning by members of the Senate intelligence committee, Gina Haspel insisted her “moral compass is strong.” If confirmed, she said she would not permit the CIA to ...

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Florida woman arrested after allegedly hiding plastic key in chicken sandwich on jail visit

Trisha Denlinger was charged with introduction and possession of certain articles unlawfully on Department of Corrections State Property, authorities said.  (Bradford County Sheriff’s Office) A woman in Florida was arrested Thursday after she was caught allegedly attempting to hide a plastic key inside a chicken sandwich while on a visit to see her imprisoned husband, authorities said. Trisha Denlinger, 48, ...

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Construction worker fatally shot at job site by man seeking cigarette, police say; suspect still at large

Police released a photo of a person of interest: a black male, about 25 to 30 years old, wearing a dark-colored hoodie with gray pants.  (Kansas City Police) Authorities in Kansas City, Mo., were still searching Wednesday for a man who fatally shot a construction worker who reportedly couldn’t meet the passerby’s request for a cigarette. Police released a photo ...

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6 US soldiers in mountain warfare training hit by avalanche

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. –  An avalanche hit six Army soldiers undergoing mountain-warfare training near Vermont’s highest peak Wednesday, sending five to the hospital. Rescuers worked to evacuate the six soldiers training at Smugglers Notch, a narrow pass at the northern edge of Mount Mansfield. The base of the notch is surrounded by steep cliffs on both sides. Five soldiers were taken ...

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Returning jihadis from West belong in criminal justice system, not counseling, Heritage report says

A new study says the best way to deal with the vexing problem of Islamic fighters from Western countries who return home is to get them into the criminal justice system, rather than counseling, and to jail those who deserve it.  “Western governments should hold fighters who joined Islamist foreign conflicts and then return to their home countries legally accountable ...

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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday in Minneapolis. Experts say it could have wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part ...

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Chloe Kim, 17-year-old Team USA star, wins halfpipe gold

Chloe Kim, of the United States, reacts to her score during the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Snowboarding prodigy Chloe Kim landed a gold medal in women’s halfpipe Tuesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding ...

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Cornell University frat disciplined for sex contest dubbed 'Pig Roast'

A fraternity at Cornell University is on probation for holding contests in which members would get higher points for having sex with heavy women.  (cornell.edu) A Cornell University fraternity chapter has been put on two-year probation for holding a sex contest that members dubbed the ‘pig roast’ in reference to the weight of the women they slept with, the New ...

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