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Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deathsBARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.



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The Latest: Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33

The Latest: Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local):



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of child migrant deaths

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts of child migrant deathsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in his first public words about two migrant children who died in Border Patrol custody, misrepresented the circumstances of their deaths as he sought to deflect any responsibility from U.S. authorities.



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Donald Trump blames Democrats and the parents of young migrants for the deaths of two children

Donald Trump blames Democrats and the parents of young migrants for the deaths of two childrenPresident Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children in US custody, lashing out also at the childrens’ parents for mistreating them. On Christmas Day it was announced that an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died in US government custody, becoming the second migrant child to pass away while in the administration’s care this month.  The death came just weeks after another Guatemalan, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, died in a hospital on December 8, shortly after being apprehended by border agents. She died of dehydration and shock after crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father. Mr Trump on Saturday said the Democrats – who are refusing to fund his $ 5 billion (£4bn) plans for a border wall – were to blame for the two deaths. Relatives and friends of the family carry the coffin of Guatemalan seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, who died in a Texas hospital two days after being taken into custody by US border patrol agents “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” he tweeted. “They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!” He then turned to blame the childrens’ parents. “The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. “The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. “Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!” Mr Trump remains cooped up in the White House, having cancelled his planned Christmas holiday break at his private Florida club. Donald and Melania Trump answer phone calls from children on December 24 The US government shut down on December 21, running out of money after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on the budget, sparring over funding for the border wall. Mr Trump tweeted earlier on Saturday that he was "in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security." But there has been little direct contact between either side during the stalemate, and Mr Trump did not ask Republicans, who hold a monopoly on power in Washington for another five days, to keep Congress in session. Several federal departments are running on a skeleton staff, and Nasa has dramatically reduced its staffing in the midst of the standoff. On Friday night the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which had the money to function a week longer than some agencies, implemented its shutdown plan at midnight. The Smithsonian Institution has also announced that its museums and galleries will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown drags on.  



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Trump blames child border deaths on Democrats

Trump blames child border deaths on DemocratsPresident Donald Trump on Saturday blamed Democrats for the high-profile deaths of two children along the U.S.-Mexico border.



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Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency

Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agencyHOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as part of a surge of families trying to enter the country.



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Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data shows

Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data showsIn 2017, 39,773 people in the US were killed by guns, the CDC says. A steady rise in suicides involving firearms has pushed the rate of gun deaths in the US to its highest rate in more than 20 years, with almost 40,000 people killed in shootings in 2017, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s Wonder database shows that in 2017, 39,773 people in the US lost their lives at the point of a gun, marking the onward march of firearm fatalities in a country renowned for its lax approach to gun controls.



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Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deaths

Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deathsCOLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — When a landscaper alerted Boris Volshteyn to smoke pouring out of a nearby mansion, the plastic surgeon hurried home and found his friend and neighbor lying face down out front. His first thought was to try CPR, but it was no use.



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Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 Missing

Fire Deaths Rise To 71 With More Than 1,000 MissingCHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of



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Melania Trump Mourns Elephant Deaths As Her Husband Lets People Import Tusks As Trophies

Melania Trump Mourns Elephant Deaths As Her Husband Lets People Import Tusks As TrophiesWhile first lady Melania Trump reportedly mourned an ivory burn and toured an



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