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Ocasio-Cortez to train fellow members of Congress on Twitter 

Ocasio-Cortez led the discussion along with fellow Democrat, Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, on Thursday to “discuss how they use Twitter as an effective and authentic messaging tool to connect with their constituents” and “the importance of digital storytelling,” according to a notice sent to Democratic House members obtained by CNN.  “Class was in session this morning! I was thrilled to …

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PD: Sex trafficking victim's call to mom saves her

HOUSTON — A frantic phone call from a human trafficking victim in Houston to her mother in Fort Worth might have been the call that saved her life, police said. The 20-year-old woman, who’s also from Fort Worth, moved to Houston with a friend on Dec. 21 to look for a job, according to Houston Police Department Vice Division Commander …

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VO: Officers pull a woman from a burning vehicle

HALTOM CITY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Newly-released body cam video from Haltom City Police shows the moments officers pulled a woman from a burning vehicle. Police officers were chasing a drunk driver near Denton Highway when he hit a pickup truck which caught fire around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. burning pickup rescue (Haltom City Police body cam) Police were able to get …

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Eagles player surprises girl who wrote to him

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook  | Twitter WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Days after receiving an adorable letter from a second-grade girl, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery stopped by to surprise Abigail Johnson’s class Thursday. Abigail wrote a letter to Jeffery following the Birds’ playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints, urging the receiver to “don’t give up” after he had a ball go …

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Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs hung

Fourteen months where Marcus Boyd says he endured racist comments, slights, even threats in a hostile workplace run by General Motors. A workplace where people declared bathrooms were for “whites only,” where black supervisors were denounced as “boy” and ignored by their subordinates, where black employees were called “monkey,” or told to “go back to Africa.” A workplace where black …

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The public is at odds with Karen Pence's new school's policy on homosexuality

The policy places the school on the other side of US public opinion; recent polling on the issue suggests most people don’t see the homosexuality as immoral or even as an issue of morality. According to a Pew poll from May 2018, two-thirds of Americans said gay or lesbian relationships are morally acceptable and only 30% said they are morally …

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Woman dragging 5-year-old boy by hair charged

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on three felony charges, after she was caught on video dragging a 5-year-old by the hair inside Rush Copley Medical Center on Monday, police said. Tanye McNeal, of Aurora, has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery, and three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery. Tanye McNeal, 25, is charged …

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Emotional support alligator makes new friends

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter YORK, Pa. (CBS Local) — Meet Wally, a four-and-a-half foot long emotional support alligator with razor-sharp teeth who likes to make new friends. Wally belongs to Joie Henney, host of Joie Henney’s Outdoors, a hunting and fishing show that ran from 1989 until 2000 on ESPN Outdoors, Fox and other outlets. Henney recently took Wally, …

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Federal employees turn to food banks to feed their families during shutdown

Walker hoped the box of produce, canned goods and other groceries she left a Georgia food pantry with on Wednesday would help fellow employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Walker, a board member of the union representing Georgia’s TSA employees, said she was willing to give employees rides to the food pantry in Conyers. With the shutdown in its fourth …

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7 things to know before the bell

According to the Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors are looking into whether the company stole trade secrets from US business partners. The probe could complicate efforts by the US and Chinese governments to reach a deal to end the trade war that has hurt companies, slowed growth and shaken financial markets around the globe. US officials have previously warned that …

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