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More than 2 million Americans each year being victims of violence

More than 2 million Americans each year being victims of violence

More than 2 million Americans each year report being victims of workplace violence, according to the federal government. Many more cases go unreported. “The point of termination is perhaps the ...

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Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he’d been fired Friday, he started killing ...

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Aurora shooting: Five killed by sacked man at Illinois firm

Aurora shooting: Five killed by sacked man at Illinois firm

A man being fired from his job has shot dead five people and injured several police officers at his workplace in the US state of Illinois. The gunman was killed ...

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Policy adviser says mass shootings decreasing as gun casualties rise

Policy adviser says mass shootings decreasing as gun casualties rise

The number of mass shootings in the U.S. has declined, but the number of casualties involving guns is on the rise, domestic policy adviser Ryan Streeter said in an interview ...

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Police: Florida yoga studio shooter had a ‘hatred toward women’

Police: Florida yoga studio shooter had a 'hatred toward women'

Florida police said Tuesday that the man who planned and carried out an attack on a yoga studio late last year had a “hatred towards women.” The Orlando Sentinel reported ...

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Denver teachers strike begins

Denver teachers strike begins

 For the first time in 25 years, Denver teachers are on strike. The move comes after failed negotiations with Denver Public Schools administrators over base pay.Teachers are picketing outside schools around the ...

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17-year-old shooting survivor running for Houston City Council

17-year-old shooting survivor running for Houston City Council

A 17-year-old high school student and activist who survived a shooting in 2016 is now running for Houston City Council. Marcel McClinton, who will officially launch his campaign at his ...

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Trump lashes out at Dems for ‘brand new demand’ in border security talks

The secret of why Donald Trump won’t release his taxes

President Trump on Monday lashed out at Democrats after border security negotiations hit a snag in part because of their desire to cap the number of beds available to hold ...

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Three arrested in armed kidnapping scheme to target undocumented immigrants, Florida police say

Three arrested in armed kidnapping scheme to target undocumented immigrants, Florida police say

Three people were arrested in Florida in connection with a kidnapping, armed robbery and beating that police say may be part of criminal scheme to target undocumented immigrants. The South ...

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Trump’s acting attorney general tells Democrat his time is up in testy hearing

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning had run out. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Whitaker told Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), a statement that drew groans and gasps at the packed committee hearing. "I am here voluntarily. We have agreed to five minute rounds," he added. "In your capacity as Acting Attorney General, have you ever been asked to approve any request or action to be taken by the special counsel?" House Judiciary Chair Nadler asks. "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," Acting AG Whitaker answers. https://t.co/Ukgp5FywxQ pic.twitter.com/y4e9gkQeTh — ABC News (@ABC) February 8, 2019 Nadler appeared to start laughing himself at what was a breach of protocol for a witness testifying before a congressional panel, as the ranking member of the committee said it would be a good time for a break in the proceedings. Other lawmakers looked surprised at the quip. Rep. Jamie Raskin's (D-Md.) jaw dropped. @RepRaskin ‘s jaw dropped when Acting AG Whitaker told the chairman his “five minutes is up” pic.twitter.com/FxYJ2AvgkT — Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 8, 2019 Lawmakers routinely go over their five minute time limits for questioning, and it is normally up to the chair to limit the proceedings. It is very unusual for a witness to mention the time limit, and even more so for a witness to accuse the chairman of a panel to have gone over his time limit. Whitaker's quip came after Nadler, the first to question the acting attorney general, asked whether he has had a role in approving any "request or action to be taken by the special counsel." In response, Nadler said, "The committee will come to order. I will point out we didn't enforce the five minute rule on acting attorney general Whitaker."

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker received gasps of astonishment when he told the head of the House Judiciary Committee at a testy hearing on Friday that his time for questioning ...

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