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Taekwondo instructor allegedly forced girl, 10, to perform sex act on him: report

Sebastian Choi, a taekwondo instructor, is accused of sexually abusing one of his students when she was 10. (Miami-Dade Corrections) A 22-year-old taekwondo instructor from Florida was arrested Tuesday after a 13-year-old girl told authorities he forced her to perform a sex act on him when she was 10 years old, The Miami Herald reported. Sebastian Choi was the girl’s instructor at ...

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Hammer-wielding man attacks 20 children in Chinese primary school, officials say

Parents gather at an entrance gate to the Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School following an attack in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP) An alleged disgruntled worker used his hammer to attack 20 children inside a Beijing primary school Tuesday before officials were able to end the rampage and arrest him. The attacker, identified ...

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Trump's pivot on Syria: When final decisions aren't final

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, as the government shutdown continues Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Vice President Mike Pence, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen. (AP Photo/Manuel ...

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Newsom pushes sweeping new California health-care plan to help illegal immigrants, prop up ObamaCare

Shortly after he took office on Monday, California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom unearthed an unprecedented new health care agenda for his state, aimed at offering dramatically more benefits to illegal immigrants and protecting the embattled Affordable Care Act, which a federal judge recently struck down as unconstitutional. The sweeping proposal appeared destined to push California — already one of the nation’s ...

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Chinese accused of stealing biomed research from U.S. labs, universities

The race in China to score money and prominence for biomedical research projects in their homeland is creating something of a cottage industry there – trying to steal work being done in laboratories in the U.S., according to the New York Times. There’s a name for these thieves – “non-traditional collectors of information,” a somewhat euphemistic description given to these ...

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California man accused in deaths of family of 4 on trial

FILE – In this May 19, 2015, file photo,, Charles “Chase” Merritt, who is charged in the deaths of a family of four whose bodies were found three years after their disappearance, waits for his preliminary hearing in San Bernardino, Calif. Opening statements are expected Monday, Jan. 7, 2018, in the trial of Merritt for the murders of Joseph McStay, ...

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Trump again threatens to declare state of emergency, says he can 'relate' to furloughed federal workers

Speaking to reporters ahead of a Sunday morning trip to Camp David to discuss border security, President Trump reaffirmed that “I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days” to construct a border wall, and declared that Republicans and Democrats are “going to have some very serious talks” beginning on Monday. Trump, ...

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