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Trying to avoid politics, FBI Director Comey instead shaped an election

The FBI director, fearing the backlash that would come if it were revealed after the election that the agency had been investigating Hillary Clinton and had kept it a secret, sent a letter informing Congress that the case was reopened. What he did not say was that the FBI was also investigating the Trump campaign. While partisanship was not a factor in Comey’s approach to the two investigations, he handled them in starkly different ways.

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Trump’s primary threats flop in conservative districts

At a turbulent town hall in Idaho over the congressional recess, Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador fielded anguished questions about Russia, outrage over President Donald Trump’s tax returns and the stray query about recreational rock collecting. It’s the latest sign that the threats the White House issued to members of the House Freedom Caucus for opposing that bill, which would have repealed much of the Affordable Care Act, aren’t resonating.

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5 weeks of dating, a breakup, threats and a neighborhood under siege

A Boise woman who was in a short relationship with Alan Amundson last summer spoke to the Idaho Statesman for the first time since Amundson exploded into violence at her home near Capital High School. Amundson assaulted her and her daughter, shot her teenage son and fired on homes and responding police officers before taking his own life.

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Rare white squirrel spotted in Mississippi park

A white squirrel has made its home at the Children's Park in Ocean Springs, MS. The squirrel is believed not to be albino, but a rare anomaly.
Amanda McCoy Sun Herald
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Rare white squirrel spotted in Mississippi park

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Fire breaks out at Las Vegas' famous Bellagio Hotel

California Highway Patrol seeking car surfing daredevil after dangerous highway stunt 0:22

California Highway Patrol seeking car surfing daredevil after dangerous highway stunt

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Surveillance shows woman trying to stop vehicle theft by spraying man with gasoline