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Ex-NFL player questioned by police after threatening Instagram post

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department for questioning in an investigation over an Instagram post that caused Harvard-Westlake School to close on Friday."The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing," the LAPD said in a statement.Posted from @jmart, the caption on a picture of an assault rifle and bullets with the hashtag #HarvardWestlake reads, “When you’re a bully victim 7 ...

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NRA denies receiving foreign money for US elections

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The National Rifle Association has denied receiving money “from foreign persons or entities in connection with United States elections” in a letter to a leading Democratic senator who has sought federal financial records related to a Russian businessman with ties to the organization.“NRA political decisions are made by NRA officers and executive staff, all of whom are United States citizens,” the letter from John C. Frazer, the national gun group’s general counsel, to Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat. ...

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Grand jury returns new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a five-count superseding indictment Friday that accuses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of paying a group of “senior European politicians” to lobby members of Congress on behalf of the then-Russia backed government of Ukraine.The plan, the indictment said, was for the group to appear to be presenting U.S. officials and others with independent assessments of controversial actions taken by the Ukrainians “when in fact they were paid lobbyists.”Manafort allegedly paid the European politicians millions from ...

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Trump says Kushner security clearance up to chief of staff Kelly

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump indicated Friday he would not intervene if chief of staff John Kelly were to revoke the temporary top secret security clearance for his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose background check is still open after more than a year.After Trump was asked whether he would grant a waiver to Kushner, he said the decision would be Kelly's.“That will be up to General Kelly. General Kelly respects Jared a lot. I will let the general, who’s right here, ...

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Japanese students voted to select official mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games(TOKYO) -- Voting for the selection of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic mascots ended Thursday.Japanese elementary students had 73 days to vote for their favorite pair of mascots. More than 200,000 classes from around 16,000 schools, including Japanese schools overseas, were able to vote on the three different mascots.For both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, a new mascot is chosen to represent the county and culture of the host country.In December 2017, a short list ...

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Tipster warned FBI school shooting suspect could 'explode'

Susan Stocker - Pool/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- The female tipster close to accused Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told the FBI Cruz was "going to explode," according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 call more than a month before the shooting obtained by ABC News."It’s so much and I know he’s – he’s going to explode," the woman said.The five-page transcript of the call obtained by ABC News detailed what had been reported the FBI knew about Cruz before he killed 17 students ...

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US stocks close higher, tech and bank stocks rally

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the green on Friday with gains led by technology companies and banks.The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 347.51 (+1.39 percent) to finish the session at 25,309.99.The Nasdaq jumped 127.31 (+1.77 percent) to close at 7,337.39, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,747.30, up 43.34 (+1.60 percent) for the day.Crude oil prices climbed more than 1 percent at about $63.50 per barrel.Winners and Losers:  Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise jumped 10.54 percent after its first quarter financial results ...

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YTMT Logo There are no simple answers.

A generation ago we did not have — indeed didn’t even imagine — mass murder at our schools. And that condition prevailed even though there were far fewer gun ownership restrictions on the books than there are now.

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UT Health Logo Your Metabolism: Realistic Explanation for Weight Gain?

Some people seem to eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. The rest of us have to be really careful. So what’s at work? The answer is metabolism: the mechanism by which your body burns the calories you eat and converts them to the energy necessary for your body to function. In the latest post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast internal medicine expert Dr. David Shafer answers questions about your metabolism and its effect on how much you weigh.

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