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Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'

Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate a tip last month that Mr Cruz owned guns and had the “desire to kill”, leading Florida governor Rick Scott to demand the resignation of FBI director Christopher Wray.



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New Signs Michael Flynn May Be Cutting Deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller

New Signs Michael Flynn May Be Cutting Deal with Special Counsel Robert MuellerFlynn's lawyers have severed talks with President Trump's legal team over the Russia investigation.



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House OKs bill slightly cutting former presidents' pensions

House OKs bill slightly cutting former presidents' pensionsWASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidents get lucrative book deals and high-paid speaking gigs. So there's no need for taxpayers to support them to the degree that the federal government has done in the past.



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GOP senators mull cutting tax break for wealthy

GOP senators mull cutting tax break for wealthyRepublican senators seeking to retool their troubled health care bill are considering dropping a tax break on investments for higher-income families in order to expand access to subsidies for health care coverage. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told the Washington Examiner that Republican leadership will explore his idea of cutting the 3.8 percent tax break on investment income for families making more than $ 250,000 per year. The extra money could be used to expand access to subsidies for the health insurance exchanges to spouses of people who receive health insurance through their job but are ineligible for coverage.



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Hamas: Cutting electricity to Gaza would be 'catastrophic'

Hamas: Cutting electricity to Gaza would be 'catastrophic'GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers warned of renewed violence Monday if Israel acquiesces to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' wishes and reduces its electricity supply to the isolated territory.



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Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties, Iran blames Trump

Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties, Iran blames TrumpBy Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Iran — long at odds with Saudi Arabia and a behind-the-scenes target of the move — immediately blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to Riyadh. Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already long resented Qatar’s support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a dangerous political enemy.



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Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricityBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.



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Audi officially unveils cutting edge E-Tron Sportback EV with 311 miles of range

Audi officially unveils cutting edge E-Tron Sportback EV with 311 miles of range

Following in the footsteps of Tesla and other automakers who are increasingly embracing the EV revolution, Audi today officially unveiled its E-tron Sportback at the Shanghai motor show. That Audi is eyeing the EV space intently shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Just last year, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler reportedly gave engineers the green-light to develop a car capable of giving Tesla a run for its money.

Now the Audi E-tron Sportback is just a concept for now, but company spokespeople say the car will likely make its way into production sometime in 2019. Not surprisingly, the E-tron Sportback features some compelling specs that aren’t too far off from some of the rumors we heard a little less than a year ago.

Featuring a 95 kWh battery pack, the Sportback has a 0-60 MPH time in the 4.5 second range and clearly isn’t anywhere close to being as fast as a Tesla Model S. Still, the Sportback shines in other ways. Impressively, Audi’s EV boasts a range of 311 miles which is more or less on par with Tesla’s flagship Model S P100D.

As for other details, the car boats a touchscreen display in the central console and some interesting lighting innovations.

The concept car's lighting technology is an innovation that is visible by both day and night. Digitally controlled Matrix LED units at the front and rear produce an excellent light yield. Minuscule Digital Matrix projectors literally make their mark on the road ahead, turning light into a versatile, dynamic channel of communication with the surroundings.

Motor1 adds that the E-tron Sportback has upwards of 250 LEDs to the left and right of the grille which can "form different lighting patterns as a way to communicate with the other cars on the road."

Some additional promo shots of the car can be seen below.

An exterior shot of the car can be seen below.



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Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman's pinky finger: media

Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman's pinky finger: mediaA Wisconsin man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for cutting off a woman’s pinky finger with a machete and trying to close the wound with a blow torch during a ceremony for a fellow fan of a hip hop band, media reported. In August, Jonathan Schrap, 25, and three other people held a “ritualistic memorial” at his home for a fellow fan of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse who died in 2015, a local ABC affiliate reported, citing a criminal compliant filed by the state. Schrap pleaded no contest earlier this week to a felony charge of second degree reckless injury charge, according to online court records.



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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned ParenthoodAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.



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