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3 Houston police officers shot; suspect in custody

The suspect is believe to have opened fire with what a police official described as a "fully automatic weapon."
Police investigate the scene of a shooting involving three Houston police officers Thursday.
Police investigate the scene of a shooting involving three Houston police officers Thursday.
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Texas dog walker permanently disfigured in 'bloodthirsty' attack by 2 dogs, lawsuit says

Jacqueline Durand, 22, was violently attacked by a German shepherd and a pit bull she was hired to walk, according to a lawsuit against the pets' owners.
Jaqueline Durand
Jaqueline Durand
3h ago

Student borrowers in shock over 'zero balance' as federal program fulfills elusive promise

Over 70,000 student borrowers have qualified for debt forgiveness since the Education Department overhauled the program last fall. But another deadline is looming.
Photo illustration of a graduation cap with a slashed price tag hanging from it.
Photo illustration of a graduation cap with a slashed price tag hanging from it.
3h ago

Alabama executes man convicted of killing driver, celebrating later at party in 1996

Lawyers for Matthew Reeves had argued the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, execution method.
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Stormy Daniels tells jury Michael Avenatti 'stole from me and lied to me'

The former adult film actor is the star witness against her former attorney, who is representing himself in a criminal fraud trial.
Image: Former attorney Avenatti goes on trial in New York
Image: Former attorney Avenatti goes on trial in New York
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Tens of millions under winter storm watches ahead of weekend nor'easter

On Thursday morning, 33 million were under winter storm watches from Eastern North Carolina to New England.
A construction worker stands near steam on a cold day in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 2022.
A construction worker stands near steam on a cold day in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 2022.
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Netflix cut from LGBTQ corporate equality report over Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’

The nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group said it suspended Netflix from its annual report on LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces because of the harm experienced by trans employees.
A protester holds a sign at a rally in support of the employee walkout outside of Netflix's offices in Los Angeles on Oct. 20, 2021.
A protester holds a sign at a rally in support of the employee walkout outside of Netflix's offices in Los Angeles on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Family calls death of Black man on trip with ex-co-worker a modern-day lynching

Police and the DA have called for patience in the investigation of the death last month of Peter Bernardo Spencer, 29, in Pennsylvania.
Peter Bernardo Spencer.
Peter Bernardo Spencer.
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1 dead, at least 38 missing after boat suspected in human smuggling capsizes off Florida coast

The sole known survivor was rescued by a good Samaritan who spotted them clinging to the overturned vessel east of Florida, the Coast Guard said.
Image: A man sits on a capsized boat hull.
Image: A man sits on a capsized boat hull.

Michael Avenatti cross-examines former client Stormy Daniels

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels took the stand in the criminal trial against her former lawyer Michael Avenatti. NBC News’ Tom Winter reports how Daniels was cross-examined by Avenatti and told the jury that he lied about the money he stole from her book deal. 
Michael Avenatti cross-examines former client Stormy Daniels
Michael Avenatti cross-examines former client Stormy Daniels
4h ago

Oxford High School shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said the insanity plea is “procedural” and will allow for Ethan Crumbley “to get a psychological evaluation."
Image: Shooting At Oxford High School In Michigan Leaves 4 Students Dead
Image: Shooting At Oxford High School In Michigan Leaves 4 Students Dead