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One of victim Vicente Juarez's daughter Diana Juarez cries as she touch a cross at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting in Aurora. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shootingA small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners of a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., smiles after a ceremonial swearing-in at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, a Republican congressman from Alabama, announced Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020Alabama US Rep. Bradley Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as GOP tries to reclaim Jeff Sessions' former seat
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police report" and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actorsBrothers at the center of the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are bodybuilders with an online following who have dabbled in acting and at least one failed business venture, according to reports and social media posts
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, recused herself Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
'Empire' actor charged with making false police report'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett charged with making false report in Chicago attack
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This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. Prosecutors say that Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures. He is due in court on Feb. 21 in Maryland. Prosecutors say Hasson espoused extremist views for years. Court papers say Hasson described an "interesting idea" in a 2017 draft email that included "biological attacks followed by attack on food supply." (U.S. District Court via AP)
Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakersProsecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant is a "domestic terrorist" who wrote about biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures
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Armando Rodriguez, WWII vet who served 4 US presidents, diesArmando M. Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant and World War II veteran who served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents while pressing for civil rights and education reforms, has died
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Where the investigations related to President Trump standWhere the investigations related to President Trump stand
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President Donald Trump gestures as visiting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz leaves the White House in Washington following their meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Democrats' resolution against Trump emergency coming FridayHouse Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the border with Mexico
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio moveR. Kelly's lawyer says the R&B singer is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge barred him from working there overnight as a result of building-code violations
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam talks during an interview at the Governor's Mansion, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Richmond, Va. The embattled governor says he wants to spend the remaining three years of his term pursuing racial "equity." Northam told The Washington Post that there is a higher reason for the "horrific" reckoning over a racist photograph that appeared in his medical school yearbook. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP)
Northam to skip event at historically black Virginia schoolVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he will not attend a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Smollett's lawyers vow 'aggressive defense'Chicago police say 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked by two masked men last month
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The Latest: Lawyer says woman who joined IS a US citizenLawyer says he has evidence woman who joined IS militants but wants to return to America is a US citizen
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