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Sad and disheartening to hear #MeToo stories: Raveena Tandon


October 21, 2018

Supporting India’s #MeToo movement, Raveena Tandon says even though she has not been a victim of sexual harassment, but it was said and disheartening to hear those stories. According to Hindustan Times, the 43-year-old actor said she has been through “professional harassment” in the film industry and hence understands the trauma. “I was never sexually harassed as I was not …

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Human rights groups call for UN to investigate killing of Saudi journalist


October 21, 2018

Several of the largest human rights organizations in the world are calling for a U.N. investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The groups, including Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders, called for Turkey to push the U.N. to begin an investigation into Khashoggi’s death, which took place at the Saudi consulate …

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Woman warns others about sneaky wallet thieves


October 21, 2018

A California woman is speaking to warn other women about a purse theft that could happen when you sit down at a restaurant. Security video shows two men come in for lunch at the restaurant she was in last Monday afternoon. They sat down at a table right behind Ani Garibyan and her friends. With her back to the men, …

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Powerful cold front brings snow squalls, gusty winds to Midwest and Northeast


October 21, 2018

A strong cold front brought snow squalls, gusty winds and some hail to parts of the Midwest on Saturday. Wind gusts close to 60 mph were reported from Iowa to Michigan, including parts of Chicago and Indianapolis. Several waterspouts were also reported on Lake Erie and a confirmed EF-0 tornado with winds up to 75 mph hit West Seneca, New York. The tornado …

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Cruz, O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics: Texas Senate showdown


October 21, 2018

In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration and President Donald Trump. Cruz, who just two years ago was running against Trump for president, deflected …

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Arlington Police Investigate Overnight Murder


October 21, 2018

Arlington Police say they have little to go on in their investigation into a deadly shooting. The victim is a man in his mid 20’s. He was found on the road Saturday morning… In the 1700 block of Florence Street. Detectives found a bicycle nearby, that may have belonged to the victim. His name has not yet been released. If …

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Family Court Judge in West Texas Relies on Life Experiences


October 21, 2018

District Judge Sara Kate Billingsley remains exuberant in a field most judges find debilitating and how she manages it is a complex story about her mother’s example, a support system of friends, a near-death experience and other things. The Odessa American reports born in Hobbs, New Mexico, and living there until her parents divorced when she was 11, the 446th …

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Ex-San Antonio Police Detective in Botched Cases is Charged


October 21, 2018

A San Antonio police detective who was fired last year for what authorities say was his mishandling of more than 130 sexual assault and other cases now is facing several charges that he tampered with evidence. An indictment filed Tuesday shows 46-year-old Kenneth Valdez is charged with eight counts of tampering with evidence. He’s accused of concealing evidence and also …

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Texas man sentenced to life in prison after representing himself in court on kidnapping charge


October 21, 2018

A Lampasas County man has been sentenced to life in prison after his attempt to represent himself in court was unsuccessful. (Tutankhamun Holt/Bell County Jail) Tutankhamun Holt, 36, of Kempner, stood trial on an aggravated kidnapping charge after he was accused of helping a mother kidnap her daughter near Killeen in 2016. Holt chose to represent himself in the two-week trial. …

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