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Cowboys Donating $50,000 to Victims in El Paso Shooting

OXNARD — The Dallas Cowboys are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 people and left about two dozen others injured in El Paso, Texas. The team said Wednesday the NFL Foundation was planning a matching donation to the E...
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Senate Approves Bill to Extend 9/11 Victims Fund

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to P...
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R. Kelly Faces New Federal Charges of Sex Crimes, Cover Up

CHICAGO — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activ...
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Slaying Puts Focus on Ride-Hailing Safety, Fake Drivers

CHICAGO — Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting i...
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Mourners Pay Tribute to New Zealand Victims, Await Burials

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims' bodies...