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Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner 

Dog 'dies of a broken heart' after being dumped at airport by her owner A dog who  was abandoned by her owner at an airport has died of a "broken heart". The dog, called "Nube Viajera'' or Wandering Cloud by the vets who treated her,  spent a month wandering around the terminal at Palonegro airport near Bucaramanga, Colombia hoping to be reunited with her owner. According to witnesses, she sniffed people at the airport before giving up the search and lying listlessly in a corner of the terminal. Nube viajera  Credit: CEN Both passengers and workers offered the dog, who was no more than two years old, food – but she refused to eat. "It is presumed that she had an owner and a home and that they abandoned her because the dog never left the airport," Dr Alejandro Sotomonte told Noticias RCN. Clearly malnourished she was taken to a shelter after somebody alerted an animal rescue group, the Mirror reported. By then the once healthy dog was so weak she was barely able to stand. According to vets despite being given food and medicine via intravenous injection, the dog's health deteriorated further into sadness and depression before dying.



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15 black men charged with drug offences have all charges dropped after being allegedly framed by corrupt detective

15 black men charged with drug offences have all charges dropped after being allegedly framed by corrupt detectiveFifteen African American men who say they were framed by a corrupt Chicago police officer and his team, have had all the charges against them dropped. Prosecutors said they were vacating all charges against the men, who were arrested by officers led by former police sergeant Ronald Watts. The Exoneration Project, a free legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School which represented the men, said all 15 were convicted of drug crimes from 2003-2008, and have all served their respective sentences.



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Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.



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Democrat senator Al Franken apologises after being accused of groping radio host while she was asleep

Democrat senator Al Franken apologises after being accused of groping radio host while she was asleepA radio broadcaster has accused U.S. Senator Al Franken of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East. Anchor Leeann Tweeden related her experience in a first-person account on the website of Los Angeles station KABC amid outrage over numerous reports of sexual misconduct by powerful men from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. Ms Tweeden said Mr Franken, a former host of the Saturday Night Live show, wrote a skit that included a kiss between the two and said he insisted upon rehearsing it, which she at first resisted. "He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said 'OK' so he would stop badgering me," she wrote.  "We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth." Al Franken and Leann Tweeden entertain the Soldiers with a skit at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq on December 16, 2006. Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-VT) of groping and kissing her with out consent while they were on a USO Tour together in 2006 Credit: Getty She said she pushed Mr Franken away but felt disgusted and violated. Ms Tweeden also said the former comedian groped her while she slept during their flight home on a military plane. "I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated," Tweeden wrote.  "How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?" She posted a photo someone had taken of Mr Franken posing for a photo with his hands on the flak jacket that covered her breasts. "I certainly don't remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn't. I shouldn't have done it," the senator said in a statement. I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. #MeToohttps://t.co/TqTgfvzkZg— Leeann Tweeden (@LeeannTweeden) November 16, 2017 Sexual misconduct allegations have been leveled against several well-known men in the entertainment industry and Roy Moore, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, has been accused of having sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.  Mr Moore, 70, has denied the accusations and said he was the victim of a witch hunt. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called for a review of Mr Franken case. "As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter," he said. Mr Franken was a well-known American comedian before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 as a Democrat from Minnesota. NEW FRANKEN STATEMENT pic.twitter.com/c3puSkK9Ts— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 16, 2017 Lawmakers this week shared stories of women and men being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as Congress reviewed sexual harassment policies. Ms Tweeden said she was telling her story now because she was still angry. "I'm telling my story because there may be others," she said. Mr Franken has called for an ethics investigation into his own actions.  In a lengthy statement, Mr Franken said: "I want to apologise to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that your, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women. "I respect women. I don't respect men who don't . And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel embarrassed."



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California Man Convicted Of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy For Being Gay

California Man Convicted Of Killing 8-Year-Old Boy For Being GayA California man has been convicted of torturing and killing his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, driven the prosecution argued by his belief that the boy was gay.



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Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald Trump

Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald TrumpA Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his “close friend,” President Donald Trump.



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Former Top Intelligence Chiefs: Trump Being 'Played' By Putin

Former Top Intelligence Chiefs: Trump Being 'Played' By PutinWASHINGTON ― Two former top U.S. intelligence officials on Sunday denounced President Donald Trump’s repeated refusal to definitively affirm Russian meddling in the 2016 election, saying the president is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.



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Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With

Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With“We’re going to burn your mosque down,” a voice said angrily in a voicemail left on the mosque’s phone.



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At Least 8 Killed, 15 Injured In Manhattan Incident Being Investigated As Terrorism

At Least 8 Killed, 15 Injured In Manhattan Incident Being Investigated As TerrorismMultiple people were reportedly shot Tuesday afternoon in lower Mahattan in New York City.



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Oxford Muslim convert 'Jihadi Jack' charged with being member of Isil

Oxford Muslim convert 'Jihadi Jack' charged with being member of IsilA man from Oxford who converted to Islam and travelled to Syria has been charged with being a member of islamic State.  Jack Letts, 21, dubbed "Jihadi Jack", was arrested by Kurdish forces in northern Syria after fleeing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) stronghold of Raqqa.  A statement from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS) – a self-declared autonomous region – said Mr Letts had been taken to a prison in Qamishli, Rojava, northern Syria. Letts travelled to Syria in 2014 – having earlier converted to Islam while at school in Cherwell – and is understood to have been captured in May 2017. He was pictured with long hair and beard in Isil territory in Syria holding his index finger up to the sky, an Islamic gesture used by Isil as a symbol of their cause.  John Letts and his wife Sally Lane arrive at Westminster Magistrates Court in June 2016 Credit: SWNS He married in Iraq and now has a child. In a conversation with the BBC in June from his prison cell, he said he hired a smuggler to help him escape the caliphate by motorbike before walking through a minefield into Kurdish territory. Letts says he doesn't want anything to do with Isil.  "I hate them more than the Americans hate them," said. 'I realised they were not upon the truth so they put me in prison three times and threatened to kill me." His parents have denied he went to Syria to fight with Isil, and started a petition to protest his innocence.  Foreign Office minister Rory Stewart asserted last week that the only way to deal with British Isis fighters in Syria would be “in almost every case, to kill them”. Mr Letts’ parents, Sally Lane and John Letts, criticised Mr Stewart for “arbitrarily [calling] for extrajudicial killings on uncharged British citizens”, adding that the minister appeared to be “supported by Downing Street”.  The couple are awaiting trial following claims that they funded terrorism by sending money to their son – charges which they deny.



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