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Trooper, Driver Both Shot in Gunfire Exchange Near Mansfield

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is working to identify a man who they say suffered critical injuries after exchanging gunfire with a trooper Wednesday in southwest Missouri. The trooper was also shot, Sergeant Jeff Kinder said trooper Robert Crewse of Troop G was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County. Upon arriving, Kinder says Crewse found the license plates were registered to a different type of vehicle. “The...

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Judge Orders Maria Butina, Linked To Russian Spy Agency, Jailed Ahead Of Trial

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET A federal magistrate judge ordered Wednesday that a Russian woman charged with being a Russian agent in the United States must be jailed ahead of her trial after prosecutors said she was a flight risk. The woman, Maria Butina, has been in regular contact with Russian intelligence, the Justice Department says, and she attempted to offer sex in exchange for a position with an organization she targeted. Prosecutors included that information in court documents as part of...

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It's built for oversize cargo – but it also sports a smile: The Airbus BelugaXL took off on its maiden flight on Thursday, creating a unique sight as the jet with the bulbous upper half rolled down the runway.

The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin," the aircraft company says. That whale flew over southern France today, soaring over the coast and mountainside.

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British police examining CCTV footage have reportedly identified multiple Russian suspects believed to have carried out the March nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The Skripals were found slumped on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury, in southern England, on March 4. Subsequent investigation indicated they were poisoned by a nerve agent of the type Novichok, a group of deadly chemicals developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s.

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her four-month-old when she saw the email.

"He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership.

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House Republicans claimed a political victory Wednesday after the House voted 244-35 in favor of officially supporting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, a vote intended to force Democrats to take a position amid calls from progressives to abolish the agency.

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