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Residents of New York state “pay the highest taxes in the nation.”

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Black Lives Matter protest at Iowa Capitol was an “insurrection” like that on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Capitol Police push back rioters trying to enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP)Source link

“We have encountered the largest surge of migrants (at the southern border) in the last 20 years.”

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No, Ilhan Omar didn’t say that police shouldn’t exist because there are Jewish cops

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"DMX received COVID vaccine days before heart attack."

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Chase half flips on pledge not to launch independent bid for governor

Del. Amanda Chase threatened to bolt the Republican party and run for governor as an independent last December when the state GOP decided to...

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NRSC raises $8.3M in March to cap $23M quarter

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Refugee families urge Biden to keep promise to up admissions

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Michigan man who climbed Capitol wall charged in riot

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LGBTQ

Tom Daley can’t stomach being a Harry Potter fan because of J.K. Rowling / LGBTQ Nation

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Brandi Carlile hid Ellen’s coming out episode on a tape labeled with her boyfriend’s name / LGBTQ Nation

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Tech

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive” statements to Congress when he said...

EXPLAINER: Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial

CHICAGO (AP) — The foundation of the case against the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd is a mountain of...

Prosecutors say deadly California stabbing was seen on Zoom

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ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been charged with stabbing his mother and uncle to death in an attack that the woman’s co-workers witnessed on a Zoom call, prosecutors said Monday.

Deputies responding to reports of a stabbing on March 22 discovered the man dead in the driveway of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. The woman was found dead inside the house.

The victims were identified as Kenneth Preston, 69, and Carol Brown, 67.

“This is a horrific case in which the mother’s work colleagues witnessed part of the attack while on a Zoom call and called the authorities,” county District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.

Authorities didn’t release additional details about the attack or what motivated it.

Deputies arrested Robert Anderson Cotton at the scene. The 32-year-old has been charged with two counts of murder with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and dangerous weapon, prosecutors said.

It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Investigators said the three all lived at the house in the suburban neighborhood about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.

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