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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at the gallery during the murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, in March 2015.

Notes found by ex-NFL star Hernandez’s body turned over to family

Three handwritten notes found by the body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez following his suicide last week were handed over to his family on Monday.
American Airlines aircraft parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

The woman who clashed with an American Airlines flight attendant has secured the services of the same attorney representing Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane earlier this month.
Trump is dangling the prospect of funding some elements of Obamacare in exchange for Democrats’ support in the spending talks.

Trump pushes Democrats on border wall as government shutdown looms

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to press Democrats on Monday to include funds for his controversial border wall with Mexico in spending legislation as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government.

White House says vote on health care plan may not come for weeks

Any vote on health care legislation would be determined by Republican congressional leaders and when they have enough votes to pass a plan.

Wheaton College freshman killed in hammer-throw accident at track meet

Ethan Roser, a 19-year-old freshman from the Cincinnati area, was volunteering at the Wheaton, Illinois, meet when he was struck at about 4:15 p.m.

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., Maryland Republican who called for Nixon’s impeachment, dies at 88

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., a combative Maryland political figure who rose to national prominence in 1974 by being the first Republican member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to call for President Richard M. Nixon’s impeachment, died April 20 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 88.

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

The escalated push to get Trump’s priorities, which Democrats reject, into spending legislation could jeopardize prospects for an agreement to keep the government open.

North Korea detains US citizen, the third held captive there

The man was identified as Kim Sang-duk, a Korean-American who previously taught at a Chinese university.

Jaak Panksepp, ‘rat tickler’ who revealed emotional lives of animals, dies at 73

Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist who helped reveal the emotional lives of animals by tickling rats and listening to their ultrasonic laughter in experiments that upended his field and opened new possibilities for the treatment of depression and other forms of mental illness, died April 18 at his home in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was 73.

A teenage girl was ‘brainwashed’ before she was abducted by her teacher, her father says

When authorities closed in on Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas at the remote cabin, Sheriff Jon E. Lopey told the Associated Press, Elizabeth was “laughing, crying and acting stoic.”

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Bulls’ Rondo out indefinitely with fractured thumb

Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured right thumb in Game 2 on Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Friday.
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