Spicer resigns as White House press secretary, Scaramucci to be communications director

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, following the appointment of wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Spicer's deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was promoted to the press secretary role ...What Anthony Scaramucci tells us about Donald Trump's White HouseWhite House seeks to downplay discord at first briefing after shake-upWe'll Miss You, Sean Spicer

In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

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When Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya last summer, she was introduced to him as a "Russian government attorney" with dirt on Hillary Clinton. After it turned out that Veselnitskaya couldn't deliver the goods, the meeting ended quickly.This presidency can't be saved. It's all downhill from here.As Trump's Feud with Mueller Escalates, the GOP May Face a Defining ChoiceMueller has broader authority in his Russia investigation than Trump thinks — and he has yet to go out of bounds

Teenagers Recorded a Drowning and Laughed, but They Won't Be Charged

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A still from a video five teenagers made as Jamel Dunn, 31, drowned in a pond in Florida. The boys, who were recorded laughing and mocking Mr. Dunn, will not be prosecuted, officials said. Credit Florida State Attorney. The video was shocking in Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his deathDo you have to rescue someone in danger?Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High

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Opponents of legislation that would restrict bathroom use gathered Friday at the State Capitol in Austin. Fears are high that the bill could provoke boycotts and harm the economy. Credit Jon Herskovitz/Reuters. AUSTIN, Tex. — Amid conflicting Texas Senate's First Day Of 'Bathroom Bill' Hearings Marked By Scathing TestimonyActivists, executives tell Texas Senate to ditch bathroom billSan Antonio mayor blasts latest 'bathroom bill' proposals

Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

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A judge in Tennessee is giving inmates a unique way to reduce their sentences: Have a vasectomy. The program was issued in May after Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 ...Inmates offered reduced sentences for birth control procedureJudge to inmates: Get sterilized and I'll shave off jail timeRise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge's controversial solution

'It was like the Wild West,' Chicago police officer shot in leg confronting robbery suspect

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A Chicago Police officer was shot and wounded in the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue. The officer was shot during armed confrontation about 1:30 p.m., according to Chicago police media spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. (Terrence Antonio James ...Chicago police officer shot in Back of the Yards neighborhoodPolice Officer Shot And Wounded In Back Of The Yards; Suspect CaughtChicago Cop Shot, Wounded In 'Armed Confrontation'

CDC: Half Of All Female Murder Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners

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More than half of female murder victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the murder might have provided an opportunity for intervention. That's according to a new report Women Murder Victims: Guns Used in Majority of HomicidesMost Murdered US Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, ExesHalf of the Women Murdered in the US Are Killed by a Romantic Partner, According to Report

Judge orders "buffer zone" outside Kentucky abortion clinic ahead of protests

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale issued a “They Believe the Government Is Now on Their Side”Judge Says Protestors Can't Block Door To Kentucky's Last Abortion ClinicJudge grants temporary buffer zone outside Louisville abortion clinic ahead of weeklong protests

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