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Woman who pushed friend off Washington state bridge pleads guilty

ABC News(TACOMA, Washington) -- A young woman in Washington state has pleaded guilty to pushing a now-former friend off a 60-foot bridge last summer.On Monday, Taylor Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment in a Vancouver courthouse. Her sentencing was scheduled for March 27.Jordan Holgerson suffered multiple injuries after Smith shoved her off the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver on Aug. 7.Holgerson plunged the equivalent of three stories before belly-flopping into the water below, and suffered six broken ribs, ...

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Lawmakers call on Congress to diversify staff

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As the new freshman class of Congress makes history as the most diverse class in the history of Congress, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling on colleagues to  the intern class on Capitol Hill.Last week, a congressional committee gave final approval to a new program forcing Congress to set aside funding to mandate Congress to pay its interns.The non-profit bipartisan group Pay Our Interns, which pushed the effort for intern pay, is now working with lawmakers on both sides of ...

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Human rights worker in Chechnya sentenced to 4 years in prison amid fears of further crackdown

iStock/JANIFEST(MOSCOW) -- A court in Chechnya has sentenced a prominent human rights worker to four years prison in a case that has been widely condemned by international rights organizations as fabricated, and which some fear may unleash a new wave of repression in the troubled Russian province.Oyub Titiev, the director of the local branch of Memorial, one of Russia’s most respected human rights organizations, was convicted of marijuana possession, a charge his lawyers said was manufactured in order to punish Titiev for his work investigating ...

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Trump calls Biden a 'low IQ individual' after former VP slips and hints at 2020 run

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In the latest confrontation between President Donald Trump and a 2020 Democratic hopeful, he called former Vice President Joe Biden a "low I.Q. individual," referencing a slip in which Biden may have shown his hand.It’s no secret that Biden may be close to declaring a 2020 presidential bid. At a recent event he told cheering supporters he appreciated their energy, and that he "may need it in a few weeks." But at a fundraising dinner Saturday in his home state of Delaware, ...

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Suspect in decades-old murder, rape cold cases in Maryland identified through DNA: Police

Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department(ROCKVILLE, Maryland) -- The man behind a 1989 rape and a 1994 rape and murder in suburban, Washington, D.C., has finally been identified through DNA and genetic genealogy, according to local police.But the suspect, Kenneth Earl Day, died in 2017 in West Virginia at the age of 52, the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department said Friday.Police allege Day raped a woman who was walking in Rockville, Maryland, on June 25, 1989.Authorities said he was also behind the rape and strangulation of ...

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'The View' discusses if Beto O’Rourke deserve 'rockstar status' in the Democratic Party

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Co-hosts on "The View" weighed in on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke after he backpedaled some remarks he made over the first weekend of his campaign run.On Monday morning, Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain acknowledged O'Rourke's accomplishment of raising $6.1 million -- the most donations given to any 2020 candidate in the first 24 hours of a campaign up to this point -- but they questioned if the media should be more focused on his ...

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Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, targeted in mass shooting, raising money for Muslim victims of massacre at New Zealand mosques

iStock/Montes-Bradley(PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania) -- Still recovering from a mass shooting at their temple in which 11 worshippers were killed, members of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh have launched an effort to raise money for the victims of a rampage at two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 people dead.Synagogue members started a GoFundMe campaign on Sunday, with a goal of raising $100,000 for the families of those killed and the victims wounded in Friday's attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in ...

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How far off the rails are we going to let higher education in this country go before We the People cry enough?

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