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Fort Worth chief: ‘absolutely no excuse’ for woman’s killing

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Fort Worth’s police chief reiterated Tuesday that a white officer’s fatal shooting of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim’s 8-year-old nephew saying she pointed a gun at a window when they heard suspicious noises outside.

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12 Democrats meet for first debate since impeachment inquiry

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates – Biden, Sanders and Warren – who face the most intense spotlight that could expose glaring liabilities in their quest for the White House.
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White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn’t seen it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn’t yet watched the two-minute clip. The video, which drew widespread condemnation, was played during a conference held by conservative supporters of the president at his Miami golf resort last week.
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Supreme Court to consider whether sniper Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

One evening in February 2002, a 21-year-old single mother named Keenya Cook was making dinner and taking care of her 6-month-old daughter when the doorbell rang at her Tacoma, Washington, home. When Cook answered, 16-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo shot her in the face, killing her. Shortly after his first murder, Malvo threw up.
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Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria – an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.