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  Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

Evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack, police sources reportedly say

Dashcam video shows SUV going airborne and crashing into police cruiser

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

Police confirm 4 killed in Mississippi hostage standoff

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  Saturday is World Pangolin Day, a time to celebrate one delightfully strange mammal

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

Text messages between police officer, white nationalist, appear to show friendly relationship

Legendary NASCAR artist, Sam Bass, dies at 57

Canadian nurses trapped in Haiti start GoFundMe for helicopter rescue

Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Picture of North Carolina boys stopping to honor US flag goes viral

A picture of two boys from North Carolina stopping in a street to honor a U.S. flag as it was being raised at a fire station is going viral.

Student distributes ‘n-word pass’ at Wisconsin high school, could face legal trouble

The student was disciplined by the school system. One parent said she wants the school system to educate other students about the power of hateful words.

Researchers developed artificial intelligence that can write so well it kind of scares even them

They’re so concerned by its potential for “malicious applications,” the avowedly open-source organization that developed it is not releasing its full research.

Vatican defrocks former American Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Defrocking means McCarrick, 88, who now lives in a friary in Kansas after he lost his title of cardinal last year, won’t be allowed to celebrate Mass or other sacraments.

  Legal fights launched over Trump’s national emergency declaration

Paralyzed man overjoyed to be reunited with stolen dog

Shooter kills 5 at suburban Chicago business; 5 officers wounded

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

9/11 victims’ fund running out of money, will cut future payments by up to 70 percent

Drug company exec wore fentanyl spray costume in rap video to motivate opioid sales team

  Police release 2 men questioned in Jussie Smollett case

The Nigerian brothers "have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

Trump lawyers gave false info on hush money for Stormy Daniels, House oversight committee chairman says

Rep. Elijah Cummings says that the false information was provided to the Office of Government Ethics by Trump's personal attorneys.

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Three Louisiana students appointed to U.S. military academies

Three students from Louisiana have been appointed to U.S. military academies.

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

WATCH: Dog tries to hog all the attention meant for her human sister

A Facebook video shows Caroline with her full-blown jealousy on display as she tries to grab the lion’s share of “dad’s” attention.

Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game publishers for using the dance without permission in Fortnite and the NBA 2K series games.

3 middle school boys get flowers for every girl at school on Valentine’s Day

Tristan Valentine, Kyan Rice and Lincoln Holmes anted up hundreds of dollars to purchase flowers for all 270 girls at the school.

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

There’s growing trend of “cashless businesses” requiring credit card or smartphone app payment only.

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Weld to challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The 85-year-old Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery.

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.

  ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

Man who killed mountain lion with bare hands explains how he won ‘wrestling match’

Travis Kauffman, 31, admitted, “There was a point where I was concerned I wasn’t going to make it out.”

’Productive’ US-China trade talks end in Beijing

Business groups and economists said this week's talks were too brief to resolve the fight that companies and investors worry will chill already weakening global economic growth.

A couple grew a cabbage as big as a person

They managed to keep out wallabies, possums, slugs and butterflies for nine months using wire fencing and a fine net.

Wet and wild weather strikes West Coast, threatening floods and mudslides

More than 30 million people are under threat from storms, and it could be a few days before things ease up.

Disbelief after blind man and guide dog are left in the road by hit-and-run driver

Stephen Murphy and his guide dog Amelia were walking home and crossing the street when they were hit by a driver, who then took off. He now has a broken nose, broken ribs, a fractured pelvis and a crushed knee.

Guy goes out alone for Valentine’s Day, convinces onlookers he’s been stood up, gets dinner paid for by sympathetic couple

A man posted on Twitter about his plan to see if could get a free dinner if he he looked depressing enough alone at an Outback Steakhouse on Valentine's Day.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

White House releases Trump’s annual health report

President Trump's annual physical concludes he's in "very good health overall," even though he's gained four pounds, making him clinically obese.

Florida man arrested after threatening to blow up schools on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting, police say

Florida police took a man into custody after they say he threatened to blow up two schools in Miami-Dade County, where his ex-girlfriend's children attend classes, on the anniversary of the Parkland shootings.

Questions and concerns surround IRS tax refunds

Across the country and here at home some taxpayers continue to be surprised by lower tax refunds than they expected.

EPA to regulate cancer causing chemicals in drinking water

Millions of Americans are exposed to contaminated drinking water.

  William Barr sworn in for 2nd stint as US attorney general

The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm William Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Florida man caught on camera licking doorbell

According to a news release and video from Ring, the latest licker approaches the home with a stack of papers and seems to be attempting to convey some sort of message.

4 ways to cut your tax bill by April 15

Tax pros say there are still a few maneuvers you can make to lower your tax bill before the April filing deadline.

High levels of weedkiller significantly raise risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study finds

Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was introduced as an herbicide in 1974.

Diet drinks linked to risk of heart attack, stroke, early death in women over 50, study says

Previous research has shown links between diet beverages and stroke, dementia, diabetes, and obesity

‘He doesn’t even look human’: Racist rant at mom, son captured on video

In a video posted to social media, the woman can be heard yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood, after they parked on a public street to grab coffee.

Amazon ditches New York headquarters

The online retailer faced fierce opposition from some New York politicians who were unhappy with the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives Amazon was promised.

JPMorgan Chase is creating its own cryptocurrency

JPM Coin will only be available to institutional investors at first and is tied directly to the US dollar.

Assault of 13-year-old Massachusetts boy recorded on Snapchat, police say

Five teens are being charged in juvenile court with assaulting the 13-year-old, but police say there’s no sign of a hate crime.

Year after Parkland massacre, 17 victims remembered

The first anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting will primarily be about remembering the 14 students and three staff members who died by observing moments of silence, performing community service projects and paying their respects.

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week.

Infowars’ Alex Jones must give sworn deposition in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Discussions on Jones' web show have called the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax, and lawsuits by families of eight victims and a first responder say they've been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones' followers.

Ex-FBI official McCabe said he worried Russia probe would end after Comey’s firing

After FBI Director James Comey was fired, McCabe says he wanted to "put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground, in an indelible fashion" to ensure that the case couldn't be closed without a record in the event he also was fired.

Report: Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim

Khashoggi's killers were most likely not informed that his fiancee Hatice Cengiz was waiting for him outside the Saudi Consulate, where he was killed on Oct. 2.

Florida woman charged with threatening black deputy with visit from KKK

Investigators said Edwards told the Deputy Brandon King, a black man, that the Ku Klux Klan would burn crosses in his front yard.

Jason Van Dyke: Ex-Chicago cop beaten by fellow prisoner, wife says

Van Dyke was convicted in October for second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

Five hurt in severe turbulence aboard flight to Seattle

Three of the passengers were taken to a hospital, but the other two didn't require additional medical attention.

Man found with 3D-printed AR-15, ‘hit list’ of lawmakers, gets 8 years in prison

Eric Gerard McGinnis was arrested with the loaded rifle. His list featured Republican and Democrat members of Congress.