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This very good girl was sworn into an Illinois state's attorney's office to provide support for sexual assault victims

This very good girl was sworn into an Illinois state's attorney's office to provide support for sexual assault victimsHatty, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, was brought into the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago to work as a comfort dog.



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Trump says US knows who Islamic State's new leader is

Trump says US knows who Islamic State's new leader isPresident Donald Trump said Friday that the United States knows who the Islamic State group’s new leader is, as the United States vowed to keep “unrelenting” pressure on the extremists. Islamic State on Thursday confirmed Baghdadi’s death and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi.



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The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 years

The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 yearsCalifornia utility company PG&E; preemptively shut down power lines that could have sparked wildfires this week. It could be a new normal.



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Texas judge rejects part of state's 'sanctuary city' lawsuit

Texas judge rejects part of state's 'sanctuary city' lawsuitA Texas judge has dismissed substantial parts of the attorney general’s first “sanctuary cities” lawsuit that alleges the San Antonio police chief obstructed enforcement of immigration law. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit accuses Police Chief William McManus of releasing 12 immigrants suspected of entering the U.S. illegally. It was a rare enforcement of Texas’ 2017 Senate Bill 4, which penalizes local officials who restrict federal immigration enforcement.



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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lets Chicago teen's killer off the hook

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx lets Chicago teen's killer off the hookThe family of 16-year-old Derrion Albert wants to know why one of the men convicted in his murder is now free.



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After Jussie Smollett case, Cook County police chiefs announce they have no confidence in State's Attorney Kim Foxx

After Jussie Smollett case, Cook County police chiefs announce they have no confidence in State's Attorney Kim FoxxAssociations representing every police department in Cook County announced they have "no confidence" in State's Attorney Kim Foxx.



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Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversy

Chicago police call for state's attorney to resign in Smollett controversyAbout 300 people, including off-duty Chicago police officers, gathered at the building where Foxx’s office is located in downtown Chicago, wearing “Foxx Must Go!” buttons and carrying signs reading “Resign now” and “Who let the Foxx in the henhouse.” Smollett, who is black and gay, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on Jan. 29 that two apparent supporters of President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs on a Chicago street. The 36-year-old actor, best known for his role on the Twentieth Century Fox Television hip-hop drama “Empire,” was charged in February with staging the incident himself and filing a false police report. In a stunning move on Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett, angering police who had not been told of the decision ahead of time.



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More civilians leave Islamic State's Syria enclave, delaying final assault

More civilians leave Islamic State's Syria enclave, delaying final assaultThousands of people – many of them the wives of IS fighters and their children – have been streaming out of besieged enclave at Baghouz for weeks, forcing the SDF to delay the assault to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadists’ territorial rule. The SDF has said it wants to make sure all civilians are out of the enclave before launching its final assault. Hundreds of IS fighters have also surrendered, but the SDF believes the most hardened foreign jihadists are still inside.



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New battle looms for Islamic State's last Syria enclave

New battle looms for Islamic State's last Syria enclaveDEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) – U.S-backed fighters will resume their assault on Islamic State’s last, small patch of ground in eastern Syria if no more civilians come out by Saturday afternoon, one of their spokesmen said on Friday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have slowed their offensive on the jihadist enclave at Baghouz near the Iraqi border to allow many thousands of people to pour out in an exodus that has lasted weeks. A month ago the SDF launched what it called a “final battle” to take the cluster of houses and farmland, and people leaving the enclave have described harrowing conditions of peril and hardship.



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Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria

Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in SyriaJiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. “In the coming few days, in a very short time, we will spread the good tidings to the world of the military end of Daesh,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Trump has sworn to pull U.S. forces from Syria after Islamic State’s territorial defeat, raising questions over the fate of Washington’s Kurdish allies and Turkish involvement in northeast Syria.



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