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Indian-American arrested in Silicon Valley over visa fraud


November 4, 2018

WASHINGTON: A 46-year-old Indian-American has been arrested and charged in  Kavuru was arrested Friday morning and produced before the US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen. He was later released on bond. Kavuru has been charged with 10 counts of visa fraud and as many counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to maintain a pool of foreign workers …

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Midterm elections 2018: Candidates in tough races duck and dodge party label


November 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – At a time when politics seems more partisan than ever, a handful of candidates in tough races are trying their very best to be seen as members of anything but their own party. At a recent debate, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican, told his Democratic opponent to stop calling him a Republican. “I’m hearing you throw the …

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Report: Northern Virginia may be winner of Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes; Amazon exec slams leak


November 4, 2018

Officials in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, should’t be celebrating just yet. But the high-stakes battle surrounding which of 20 metropolitan areas Amazon will choose for its second headquarters is hitting another plot twist, with a high ranking Amazon executive reacting on Twitter to a Washington Post report over the weekendthat Amazon was in “advanced discussions” about opening its …

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Driver facing homicide charges after 3 Girl Scouts die in crash


November 4, 2018

A suspected hit-and-run driver was facing four homicide counts Sunday after his pickup slammed into Girl Scouts collecting trash along the side of a Wisconsin road, killing three children and an adult chaperone, police said. Colten Treu, 21, was driving the black Ford F-150 that veered off the road and into the troop Saturday in Lake Hallie, about 95 miles east of Minneapolis, Lake …

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Texas Businesses Successfully Employ Adults With Autism


November 4, 2018

When Olivia Shanks landed in the hospital, it changed her life. The Houston Chronicle reports she didn’t arrive as a patient, though — she came to work. The 21-year-old, who has high-functioning autism, has struggled to get places on time. Some basic workplace tasks stressed her out. Dependence on others dinged her self-confidence. Her work in Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital’s food-services …

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Offbeat San Antonio Tricentennial Project: Word Salsa


November 4, 2018

What is the sound of an original poem being generated? The San Antonio Express-News reports in the case of Word Salsa, it’s a mechanical whirring that evokes a garage door opening. A Tricentennial literary project, the tall, magenta kiosk is programmed to pluck words from 300 years of San Antonio poetry and create something new. It’s the brainchild of Rick Stemm …

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Officer involved in crash while responding to emergency call


November 4, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An officer heading to an emergency call ended up crashing with another vehicle Sunday morning at the North Loop and Yale. According to police, the officer had his lights and sirens going at the time and told officials he had to swerve to miss a car but ended up colliding with another vehicle. The two people …

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3 Girl Scouts and 1 woman killed when truck veers off road in Wisconsin


November 4, 2018

LAKE HALLIE, Wisconsin — A pickup truck veered off a road in western Wisconsin Saturday and hit a group of Girl Scouts picking up trash in a ditch, leaving three girls and one adult dead and critically injuring a fourth girl, police said. Sgt. Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department said the driver of the black Ford F-150 …

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