Houston officer apparently lied in seeking warrant before raid that left 2 dead, chief says – NBC News
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Houston officer apparently lied in seeking warrant before raid that left 2 dead, chief says – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Feb. 16, 2019, 5:02 AM GMT / Updated Feb. 16, 2019, 5:43 AM GMTBy Phil Helsel and Tom WinterHouston’s police chief said Friday that there appear to be “some material untruths or lies” in an affidavit used to get a…

US willing to meet Maduro as military helps deliver aid to Venezuela – CNN
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US willing to meet Maduro as military helps deliver aid to Venezuela – CNN

(CNN)As the US continues to work to bolster the administration of self-declared interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido — including using US military aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid — a senior administration official says the US would be willing to meet with Nicolas Maduro to negotiate his exit. Maduro reportedly extended an invitation to the US…

Brad Pitt spotted for first time since Jennifer Aniston’s b-day – AOL
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Brad Pitt spotted for first time since Jennifer Aniston’s b-day – AOL

Back in action! Brad Pitt was spotted for the first time since driving fans wild when he attended his ex Jennifer Aniston’s recent birthday party.The Oscar winner, 55, stepped out in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 14, looking casual in an unzipped black hoodie, a gray T-shirt, dark jeans and tattered white slip-on sneakers. He…

Eight days in May: New revelations about intrigue to remove Trump – Washington Examiner
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Eight days in May: New revelations about intrigue to remove Trump – Washington Examiner

 | February 14, 2019 10:42 AM There are new revelations about what took place in Washington during the extraordinary period from May 9, 2017, when President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, to May 17, 2017 when Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed. The short version is: The reports were true. Deputy Attorney General…

Film Academy Clarifies Controversial Oscars Plans – Variety
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Film Academy Clarifies Controversial Oscars Plans – Variety

February 13, 2019 7:18PM PT The officers of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors has sent a letter to is membership attempting to assuage concerns about the decision to hold four Oscar presentations off the live air telecast on Feb. 24. “As the Academy’s officers, we’d like to assure you…

Be like Mike, LeBron wants to own an NBA team – ESPN
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Be like Mike, LeBron wants to own an NBA team – ESPN

7:31 AM ETBrian WindhorstESPN Senior Writer CloseESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksIt has been said that Michael Jordan’s decision to sign with Nike was one of the greatest deals in sports history, launching a multibillion-dollar business, helping turn the company into a basketball juggernaut and changing…

Rapper 21 Savage will be released from ICE detention on Wednesday – CNN
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Rapper 21 Savage will be released from ICE detention on Wednesday – CNN

(CNN)London-born and Atlanta-raised rapper 21 Savage will be released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on Wednesday morning after spending more than a week in ICE detention, his immigration attorney Charles Kuck said.21 Savage, whose legal name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, will be released on bond, his attorney said. The Grammy-nominated rapper was arrested February…

Two Parkland mothers now divided over guns – NBCNews.com
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Two Parkland mothers now divided over guns – NBCNews.com

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Feb. 12, 2019, 1:08 PM GMTBy Associated PressPARKLAND, Fla. — It’s an image that has become emblematic of the Parkland school massacre: two terrified moms outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, one of them a tall, weeping blonde with…

Budget talks sticking point: How many people ICE can detain – CNN
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Budget talks sticking point: How many people ICE can detain – CNN

Washington (CNN)Border security talks hit an impasse over the weekend, as Democrats pushed back against another facet of the Trump administration’s agenda to crack down on immigration: aggressive detention efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The sticking point: Democrats argue that by allowing ICE to up the number of detention beds from 40,520 to…

Study: Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ impact on environment – WRAL Tech Wire
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Study: Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ impact on environment – WRAL Tech Wire

by Euan McKirdy, CNN — February 11, 2019 . Insect populations are declining precipitously worldwide due to pesticide use and other factors, with a potentially “catastrophic” effect on the planet, a study has warned. More than 40% of insect species could become extinct in the next few decades, according to the “Worldwide decline of the…