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President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to head to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers.
Speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List's annual "Campaign for Life Gala," Trump took a victory lap for his anti-abortion policies and nominations of conservative justices to federal courts. But he warned the group that they must show up at the polls to preserve their gains under his administration.
"Every day between now and November we must work together to elect more lawmakers who share our values, cherish our heritage, and proudly stand for life," Trump said.
Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office.
Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black nominee and first female nominee for governor of either majority party in Georgia.
Voters also picked nominees in Kentucky, Arkansas and Texas ahead of the November midterms. A closer look at key story lines.
The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy.
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If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America.
The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school shootings in the U.S., all but one took place in a town with fewer than 75,000 residents and the vast majority of them were in cities with fewer than 50,000 people.
These are seemingly idyllic places to grow up: low crime rates, good schools and a sense of community where everyone seems to know your name. And it's exactly those attributes, experts say, that are why small rural and suburban towns are a breeding ground for the next school shooter.
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, police said Tuesday on Twitter.
The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department said tweeted that the teen was arrested shortly after the female officer was fatally injured Monday. The police tweet did not explain the delay in announcing the teen's apprehension. The teen's name was not immediately released. Police said he is awaiting a bail hearing.
Residents in a leafy community of suburban homes where the officer was injured described seeing her on the ground, badly hurt. Several people tried to keep her alive, but she was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The White House is under criticism for issuing a coin commemorating the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and the North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un, just as the meeting seems in doubt.
North Korea has threatened to walk away from the June 12 meeting in Singapore over fears that it will be forced to give up its nuclear arsenal without receiving significant concessions in return.
Last week it canceled high-level talks with South Korea amid military exercises involving the United States, a surprise move that came just hours before the talks were to take place. North Korea claimed the joint exercises were a rehearsal for an invasion.
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A 16-year-old boy who's charged in the death of a Maryland police officer told detectives he had been in the driver's seat of a vehicle while others were burglarizing a home and that he drove at the officer, according to a police document.
Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio was killed Monday afternoon while investigating a call in the Perry Hall area about a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. She was 29.
Caprio was hit by a dark-colored Jeep and died of trauma, officials said Tuesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday that she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
The U.S. intelligence community said in a January 2017 assessment that Russia had tried to influence the election to benefit Trump.
"I do not believe I've seen that conclusion that the specific intent was to help President Trump win. I'm not aware of that," Nielsen said, responding to a reporter's question after briefing House members on election security efforts.
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The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens, NBC News reported.
The National Park Service issued a notice Monday of its intent to amend regulations for sport hunting and trapping in national preserves to bring the federal rules in line with Alaska state law.
Under the proposed changes, hunters would also be allowed to hunt black bears with dogs, kill wolves and pups in their dens, and use motor boats to shoot swimming caribou.
These and other hunting methods — condemned as cruel by wildlife protection advocates — were outlawed on federal lands in 2015.
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The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."
The tool, called Rekognition, is already being used by at least one agency — the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon — to check photographs of unidentified suspects against a database of mug shots from the county jail, which is a common use of such technology around the country.
But privacy advocates have been concerned about expanding the use of facial recognition to body cameras worn by officers or safety and traffic cameras that monitor public areas, allowing police to identify and track people in real time.
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It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom.
His father instead took his place, one month after the Pennsylvania teen died in a car crash.
Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to the James Buchanan High School event Saturday, because he said he knew his son would've still wanted Suders to go to the prom.
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A federal judge on Tuesday directed the firm associated with attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels, to pay a $10 million judgment to a former legal colleague who claimed he was owed millions, according to news reports.
Avenatti was ordered to pay the sum by Judge Catherine Bauer, a federal bankruptcy judge in Santa Ana, California, after his firm Eagan Avenatti failed to pay $4.85 million to Jason Frank, who used to work for the firm, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The settlement was decided in January of this year and stated the firm would have to pay the amount in two installments, according to court records. However, Avenatti had failed to pay in the initial $2 million to Frank after promising to do so last week, according to The Times.
Under the settlement agreement, if a payment was missed, the firm would accept a court's judgment requiring it to pay Frank $10 million.
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Cynthia Tisdale was married to William Recie Tisdale Sr. for 47 years, until she was cut down by a trenchcoat-clad gunman at Santa Fe High School Friday, NBC News reported.
A full-time substitute teacher and a server at an Olive Garden, Cynthia Tisdale was working two jobs to help her family make ends meet after her husband's diagnosis of an incurable lung disease nearly a year ago.
"I don't think I deserved her," William Tisdale said Monday, choking back tears. "But she was always there — through everything."
They had three children and 11 grandchildren, including three from her stepdaughter, whom she considered her own.
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A monkey escaped from its crate Monday afternoon at San Antonio International Airport but was shot with a tranquilizer and was recovered safely.
Officials said the monkey got out of his crate in an isolated baggage area where animals are checked upon arrival. The monkey, a rhesus macaque named Dawkins, according to NBC affiliate WOAI, was on his way to a local animal sanctuary and refuge.
Dawkins was on an American Airlines flight to the Alamo City from Chicago when he "inadvertently became free of his cage," the carrier said.
In a real-life case of "Failure to Launch," an upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected.
Michael Rotondo told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ranch they share. But he argued that as a family member, he's entitled to six months' more time.
State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood rejected that as outrageous, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.
Rotondo told reporters he'll appeal.