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Beto Campaign Raises $6.1 Million on First Day, Beating Dem. Rivals

Beto Campaign Raises $  6.1 Million on First Day, Beating Dem. RivalsFormer Texas representative Beto O’Rourke's brand new presidential campaign said Monday that it pulled in a hefty $ 6.1 million during its first 24 hours, besting the first-day totals for every other Democratic presidential candidate."In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the people," the El Paso Democrat said in a statement.O'Rourke announced his candidacy Thursday, triggering a massive outpouring of online donations from his supporters. He promised on Saturday to eschew lobbyist and PAC money."Our campaign will be funded by We the People — that is how we'll be able to reach and listen to voters in all 50 states. No PACs. No corporations. No lobbyists or special interests. It'll be ALL people," read a fundraising email from O'Rourke's campaign. "If we have a strong showing on our first day, people will see it as a sign that this campaign is off to a good start. That will encourage even more people to join us," a separate fundraising email read.Senator Bernie Sanders raised $ 5.9 million, just under O'Rourke's figure, during the first day of his 2020 campaign. Other Democratic candidates such as Senators Kamala Harris ($ 1.5 million) and Amy Klobuchar ($ 1 million) raised considerably less.O’Rourke, 46, served three House terms representing his western Texas district before giving incumbent Senator Ted Cruz an unexpectedly tough challenge last fall. He demonstrated his fundraising talent during that race, raising a record $ 80 million.



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Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentenced

Father accused of beating, raping twin daughters sentencedMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.



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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beatingSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.



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Greece: 6 sentenced in US tourist's fatal beating

Greece: 6 sentenced in US tourist's fatal beatingPATRAS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday convicted and sentenced six of the nine suspects in the fatal beating of an American tourist at an island resort last year, finding them guilty of reduced charges in a move that angered the victim's parents.



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'Serial killer' suspected of beating homeless people to death in California

'Serial killer' suspected of beating homeless people to death in CaliforniaA man described as a “violent predator” has been arrested on suspicion of beating homeless men to death in California. Ramon Escobar, who allegedly fled to the West Coast state from Texas after being questioned over the disappearance of two Houston relatives, is accused of killing three people and seriously injuring four others. Los Angeles police Captain William Hayes said the 47-year-old was taken into custody after officers searched his car and recovered a wooden baseball bat and bolt cutters that they believe he used to carry out the attacks on random victims in Los Angeles.



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Nine-year-old boy dies after beating by Buddhist monk

Nine-year-old boy dies after beating by Buddhist monkA nine-year-old Buddhist novice has died after a beating by a Thai monk who allegedly battered him with a stick and slammed his head against a pillar, officials said Friday. The monk allegedly assaulted Wattanapol Sisawad with a bamboo stick at the temple in Kanchanaburi, two hours west of Bangkok, striking him on his back several times before bashing his head into a pillar. The child fell into a coma and passed away late Thursday, a hospital worker at Kanchanaburi provincial hospital told AFP on Friday, requesting anonymity.



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Beating ‘extremely disturbing”: Baltimore top cop

Beating ‘extremely disturbing”: Baltimore top copInterim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle says the viral video of a police officer beating a man is "extremely disturbing" and unacceptable. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). N



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Brutal beating in California

Brutal beating in CaliforniaThe police chief's son is being accused of beating a 71-year-old man.



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Arizona Officers Seen Beating and Mocking Hospitalized Suspect on Video

Arizona Officers Seen Beating and Mocking Hospitalized Suspect on VideoSuspect Jose Luis Conde said doctors had to sew part of his ear back on



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Arizona police under scrutiny after beating video surfaces

Arizona police under scrutiny after beating video surfacesPHOENIX (AP) — The attorneys and a pastor for a suburban Phoenix man seen on video being beaten by police while standing against a wall said Thursday that the officer's claim that their client posed a threat "doesn't pass the smell test."



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