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A man has been charged with murder in what some witnesses described as a racially motivated shooting at a crowded suburban Kansas City bar that left one Indian man dead and two other men hospitalized.
Local police are working with the FBI to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in Olathe, Kansas, but have declined to describe the attack as a hate crime.
A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill said Adam Purinton used "racial slurs" before he opened fire as patrons watched the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game on television. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died at a hospital, while 32-year-old Alok Madasani and 24-year-old Ian Grillot are hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Former House Speaker John Boehner spoke about the Affordable Care Act Thursday, saying that he didn't think the Republican-dominated Congress would be able to repeal and replace it, NBC News reported.
Boehner, who addressed attendees at a health care conference in Orlando, Florida, said Republicans have the best shot at simply fixing flaws within the law, as it is difficult to get lawmakers to rally behind a complete replacement.
"In the 25 years the United States Congress, Republicans never, ever, one time, agreed on what a health care proposal should look like. Not once," Boehner said.
He added that Obamacare has some popular elements that are likely irreversible now, including parts that allow parents to keep their children on their policies until the kids are 26, as well as protections for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.
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Turkey's news agency said a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from ISIS militants killed at least 60 people Friday.
Syrian opposition activists then said a second car bomb exploded in Sousian village, about eight kilometers (five miles) north of al-Bab, left at least eight people dead.
Anadolu news agency said the first explosion killed civilians and Syrian opposition fighters, and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it struck near a security post in the village. The Aleppo Media Center and Thiqa News agency, media platforms operated by activists, reported the second explosion.
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President Donald Trump's vice president and top aides delivered one overriding message Thursday to the thousands of conservative activists gathered for their annual conference outside of Washington: Don't blow it.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump's victory provided the nation with what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to install conservative solutions to the nation's problems.
"This is the chance we've worked so hard, for so long, to see. This is the time to prove again that our answers are the right answers for America," Pence said. "President Trump will fight for you every single day," Pence added before thanking the president for selecting him as the vice president.
Caitlyn Jenner late Thursday joined a chorus of celebrities criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to roll back a federal rule saying public schools had to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender identity.
Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.
It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters' temporary homes on Thursday. Authorities said they arrested 46 people, including a group of military veterans who had to be carried out and a man who climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering. Native Americans who oppose the $3.8 billion pipeline established the Oceti Sakowin camp last April on federal land near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to draw attention to their concerns that the project will hurt the environment and sacred sites.
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Over a dozen San Francisco firefighters on Wednesday rushed to save a dog that plunged over a cliff at Fort Funston.
It took a crew of 16 people roughly one hour to pull the dog to safety. But it remains unclear what led to the fall.
The owner of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has slammed Univision for planning to air a detailed reenactment of the shooting massacre at the gay club that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured last June.
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Texas landlords and humanitarian workers who rent rooms or help immigrants in the U.S. illegally should not fear prosecution under a "harboring" provision that was part of a 2015 state border security measure, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
The decision prompted an unusual celebration from both Texas Republican lawmakers — who say they were never going after landlords and shelters in the first place — and a civil rights group that worried the law could sweep up people other than human smugglers and kidnappers.
The disputed portion of the law expanded smuggling to include someone who prompts a person to remain in the U.S. in violation of federal law by "concealing, harboring, or shielding that person from detection." A federal judge last year blocked Texas from enforcing the provision after some landlords and immigrant shelters sued over fears that the wording potentially left them criminally liable.
Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, displaced millions and fomented a proxy war by foreign powers.
In a ceremony rich in symbolism, and as violent clashes continued in Syria, Staffan de Mistura convened government and opposition envoys for a new U.N. effort to cobble together a political process to halt suffering for millions of Syrians after nearly six years of war.
"The Syrian people all want an end to this conflict and you all know it," he said in a cavernous U.N. assembly hall, addressing the warring sides. "They are waiting for a relief of their own suffering, and the dream of a new road out of this nightmare to a real and normal future in dignity."
Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital late Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. He went outside with the dog and then came back into the home.
A South Florida neighborhood is on edge after a resident captured footage of a crocodile floating in a Coral Gables marina with a dog in its mouth.
Christopher Carey recorded cell phone video of the crocodile just moments after it snatched the puppy and dragged it under water in Gables by the Sea, a gated community south of Miami. Carey posted the video on Facebook and said he wants others in the community to be aware of the crocs prowling the area.
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President Donald Trump says he will bring the "full force and weight" of the U.S. government to combat an "epidemic" of human trafficking.
The president is meeting at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that deal with trafficking. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, is among those in attendance.
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So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.
Local women Chelsea Brink, Nora McInerny and Kate O'Reilly organized a fundraiser in which people could get a tattoo of the words "Nevertheless, she persisted," for $75, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
Proceeds will go toward Women Winning, a group dedicated to boosting representation of pro-choice women at all levels of political office.
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A California teenager was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbing a 12-year-old's Girl Scout cookie stand at gunpoint.
The 17-year-old accused in the Feb. 8 crime was taken into custody at James Logan High School. He confessed to the theft, police said.