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Mom charged with helping her son escape from jail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A woman has been charged with helping her son after he escaped from a West Virginia jail. Media outlets report 62-year-old Robin Helton was arraigned Monday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. According to a criminal complaint, West Virginia State Police said Todd Wayne Boyes called Helton after …

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Lost sailors’ story doesn’t add up, experts say

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency beacon aboard their sailboat that was never activated. see also Women rescued after spending 5 months lost at sea plan their next trip The two women …

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Neighbors help rescue deer stuck in fake pumpkin

A deer in Ohio got his head stuck in a plastic pumpkin just days before Halloween — leading a band of residents to join together and help free it. The animal was spotted by multiple residents while sporting the orange bucket atop his head in a town outside Cincinnati over …

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John Kelly calls Confederate general an ‘honorable man’

President Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly on Monday night praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee and said that “both sides” of the Civil War fought in good faith. Kelly was speaking during an interview on Fox News when he made the comments, defending the historical significance of the Confederacy. …

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China considers 3-year-jail term for disrespecting anthem

BEIJING — China’s legislature is considering a bill mandating prison sentences of up to three years for disrespecting the national anthem. The move comes amid rising nationalist appeals from the Communist Party under President Xi Jinping, who has made realizing the “Chinese Dream” of a powerful, prosperous nation the motif …

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One dead after shooting near University of Utah campus

SALT LAKE CITY — Police say one person is dead after a shooting near the University of Utah campus at Red Butte Canyon on Monday. The Deseret News reports that the university sent an alert at 9 p.m. to students and staff to shelter in place after gunshots rang out. …

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Mom finds packet of meth in child’s trick-or-treat bag

A parent on the Menominee reservation found a packet of meth among her child’s trick-or-treat Halloween candy. The parent turned the small packet of crystal powder over to police early Monday and officers say it tested positive for meth. The child did not ingest the powder that was wrapped inside …

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