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Venezuela keeps voting stations open amid light turnout Video included

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

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President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

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Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

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After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.". More>>

The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

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Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards.

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Mount Healthy Police searching for rape suspect

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A suspect fled the residence on foot, police say. A K9 tracked the suspect, but police were not able to find him.

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Reily Twp Fire helps rescue horse from well in Montgomery Co

Reily Township Fire and EMS assists Germantown Fire in rescuing a horse from a well on May 20, 2018. (Reily Township Fire and EMS) Reily Township Fire and EMS assists Germantown Fire in rescuing a horse from a well on May 20, 2018. (Reily Township Fire and EMS)
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Two fire departments and a veterinarian pulled a horse from a well in Montgomery County Sunday afternoon.

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Giuliani says Mueller could end collusion probe by September

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Giuliani said Mueller's office shared its timeline with him about a month ago and that the date could have changed.

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Violent crash splits teen's car in half Video included

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Seventeen-year-old Marcus Case was behind the wheel when a collision with 18-year-old John Khury split his car in half at 222nd Skyline Drive and Center Street in Omaha, NE.

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Man accused of beating woman nearly to death in Indiana arrested in Butler Co.

Shawn Jones (Butler Co. Jail) Shawn Jones (Butler Co. Jail)
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Shawn Jones is facing charges of rape, aggravated battery, criminal confinement and strangulation in Wayne County, Indiana.

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National Fire Protection Association: May, July are peak months for grilling fires

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As the barbecues beckon this grilling season, the National Fire Protection Association warns grill masters to pay attention to safety.

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Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

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The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

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Toddler rescued from 10-foot manure pit Video included

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Police officials said they were had difficulty getting to the 3-year-old because of the thickness of the manure. 

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Escaped Turtlecreek Twp. inmates back in custody

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says Jeremy Mink, 28, and Daniel Hatfield, 27. escaped from the Community Corrections Center in Turtlecreek Township Saturday night (Warren County Sheriff's Office) The Warren County Sheriff's Office says Jeremy Mink, 28, and Daniel Hatfield, 27. escaped from the Community Corrections Center in Turtlecreek Township Saturday night (Warren County Sheriff's Office)
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The Warren County Sheriff's office is looking for two escaped inmates.

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CDC: Watch out for these swimming-related diseases

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 The Centers for Disease Control is warning swimmers and parents that one in three swimming-related disease outbreaks happen at hotels and public pools. 

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The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting Video included

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a "hardening" of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school.

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Police investigating after man found shot to death in driveway

Cincinnati Police are investigating after a man died following a shooting in Lafeuille Terrace on May 19, 2018. (WXIX) Cincinnati Police are investigating after a man died following a shooting in Lafeuille Terrace on May 19, 2018. (WXIX)
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District 3 officers are investigating after police say the victim was shot following an argument behind a Lafeuille Terrace property.

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Showers, thunderstorms expected Sunday afternoon Video included

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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend' Video included

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The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

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Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1 Video included

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Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

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Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June Video included

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Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

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'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M Video included

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Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

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Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday Video included

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Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

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Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

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Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered in a courthouse box.

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Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant Video included

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Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured at least 20 people.

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Winning $315M Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey Video included

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Officials say if the winner wants to cash out, he or she still gets a cool $183M. 

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Airline passenger accused of punching deaf pregnant woman, service dog Video included

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The case was turned over to the FBI, who are still determining if charges will be filed.

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US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

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A joint statement also said the countries agree on the need for "effective measures" to reduce America's trade deficit and to strengthen cooperation on protecting intellectual property.

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Doctor sentenced for poisoning girlfriend who lost baby Video included

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The man no longer has his medical license, and he could be deported to his birthplace of Pakistan.

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Scam Alert: 'Royal Name Game' could cost you royally

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The Royal Wedding on Saturday has created a lot of social media buzz but one ‘game’ could cost you if you participated.

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Officers on the lookout for Brown Co. shooting suspect

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Officers in Brown County are searching for a suspect in a Georgetown shooting, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

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Young anglers make big catches at Oxford Fishing Derby

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Eager young anglers made some big catches at the annual Oxford Fishing Derby held on Saturday.

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After The Royal Wedding: Get a look at what happened next

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The world watched as American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Saturday.

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Alexandria police set up safe place for sales

Alexandria police create community meet-up spot (Alexandria Police) Alexandria police create community meet-up spot (Alexandria Police)
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Are you looking to looking to meet up with someone to buy or sell a few items? If so, the Alexandria Police want you to know they have a safe space for you to complete your business. 

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Eagle-eyed officers catch bird-brained thief

The Florence Police announced they caught a 'bird-brained' parrot thief (Florence Police) The Florence Police announced they caught a 'bird-brained' parrot thief (Florence Police)
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The Florence Police Department had people squawking with laughter over a foul, or fowl crime. 

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Oh baby: Find out the top 5 baby names in the Tri-State

The Social Security Administration released the top baby names for 2017 (Source: Pixabay) The Social Security Administration released the top baby names for 2017 (Source: Pixabay)
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Oh baby! Picking out the moniker for your little one can be a tough job for a parent. 

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Mother jailed after son mistakenly tests positive for cocaine Video included

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Starla McCray spent three days in jail after her son tested positive for cocaine. The hospital now says it was all a mistake and that there was an error in the test.

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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

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New policy at Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit, use restrooms.

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In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive Video included

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Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

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Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical' Video included

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard has crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials say.

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Reports: Two women shot at Atlanta-area high school’s graduation; 1 dead Video included

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The school was holding an evening graduation ceremony across the street, according to local media.

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Man accused in Steak N' Shake bat attack: 'Honestly, I'm heavily medicated' Video included

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FOX19 has acquired audio from the man police say broke church and car windows in Montgomery before engaging in an attack at a nearby Stake N' Shake.

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J.J. Watt will pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims Video included

The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday. (Source: CNN) The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday. (Source: CNN)
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The Houston Texans confirmed J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed Friday.

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