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|White House defends Trump’s congratulations to Putin
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning reelection.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:22 PM
|Alabama Lawmaker Opposes Arming Teachers Because 'Lady Teachers' Are 'Scared Of Guns'
An Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers to protect against gun violence in
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 11:29 AM
|Cirque du Soleil Star Plunges to Death During Performance
An experienced Cirque du Soleil performer died on Sunday after plunging onto a stage during an aerial straps routine at a Tampa, Florida show.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 11:57 AM
|Shooting At Maryland High School Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
A shooting at a high school in Great Mills, Maryland, on Tuesday left one
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 8:57 AM
|Wisconsin congressman offers McCabe a job
Representative Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, offers former FBI Deputy Andrew McCabe a job so that way he may receive his full pension, something that was withheld from him due to his firing.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 6:15 AM
|Freight Train Collision In Kentucky Sends 4 To Hospital
Four people were taken to a hospital after two freight trains collided and
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 12:03 PM
|An Elementary School Teacher Left a 4-Year-Old Alone So She Could Buy Marijuana, Police Say
She was arrested and charged with child neglect and marijuana possession
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 4:43 PM
|U.S. gives $2.5 million emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will provide $2.5 million in food and medical aid to Venezuelans fleeing their economically-crippled country to neighboring Colombia and is poised to help other countries if the situation worsens, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. It is the first funding by the U.S. government's main aid agency to help Venezuela's neighbors deal with the influx of hundreds of thousands of people trying to escape hunger and poverty in Venezuela. The move signals Washington is seeking to boost its involvement in the fallout from Venezuela's crisis following several rounds of financial sanctions that have effectively blocked President Nicolas Maduro's ability to borrow money abroad.
POSTED MARCH 20, 2018 3:02 PM
|Collector who bought Jesse James picture for just £7 on eBay told it could be worth £2 million
A collector has hit the jackpot after being told that an old photograph he picked up on eBay for just £7 was a genuine portrait of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James, worth up to £2 million. Justin Whiting, 45, bought the photograph in July 2017 and immediately tracked down Will Dunniway, a 19th century photography expert from California. He was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs., said: "Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. "I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer. "I thought to myself: 'Gee wizz, this could be a real photo!' I've been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces. Justin Whiting's photo of Jesse James (right) and an existing picture of the outlaw at a similar age Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com "The picture was identical to the one in my book, except it was full length. All my friends said it was the same but I knew I needed to contact experts. "I didn't dare to believe they would say it was genuine and worth at least two million." Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse taken when the babyfaced outlaw was just 14. His report said: "The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period. "When it is compared to the much used comparison image I believe it was taken on the same day by the same photographer. "It is very evident by the face, hair cut, jacket, shirt and tie that this is the same image of Jesse James at 14 years old. One of the originals." The eBay listing from which Justin Whiting picked up an old photo Credit: Justin Whiting / SWNS.com Justin then sent the 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches Victorian tintype photograph to Los Angeles forensic expert Kent Gibson who has verified evidence for the FBI. Mr Gibson confirmed the image was authentic and said: "All power to Justin. An authentic photograph of outlaw Billy the Kid sold for $5million in 2015 so the sky's the limit. "Jesse James is a very famous outlaw so this is obviously a valuable image." Justin, who has been out of work since 2003 due to back problems, has already been in touch with posh London auction house Christie's and is looking forward to spending his windfall. He said: "I'm definitely selling it. I'll be able to buy my own house and my own car. I can't wait. Good things do happen sometimes." Jesse may have robbed a few banks in his time, but Justin isn't taking any chances with his haul. He said: "I'm being super careful. That photograph is the most valuable thing I've ever had in my possession. It's staying in my friend's safe for now."
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 8:28 AM
|Trump corrupting Mueller probe by attacking witnesses, officials
Neal Katyal, former U.S. acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about how out of line Donald Trump is with his attacks on law enforcement officials and witnesses in Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2018 4:34 PM