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3 students hurt in shooting at California high school, suspect at large: Sheriff

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Students are evacuated from Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., near Los Angeles after reports of a shooting, Nov. 14, 2019.

A shooting was reported Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita near Los Angeles, where multiple people are believed to be injured, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Deputies have swarmed the scene at Saugus High School, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The suspect remains at large.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said there are three victims, including at least one gunshot victim. All three are believed to be students, said the sheriff.

“The three victims have been transported and they are receiving treatment right now,” he told ABC Los Angeles station KABC.

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Travis Runnels, 46, A Texas inmate slated for execution by lethal injection on Wednesday, Dec. 11 despite claims of false testimony

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According to Texas Tribune Texas officials aren’t disputing that prosecutors introduced false testimony at Travis Runnels’ 2005 capital murder trial in Amarillo. Instead, they argue the state should still execute him even if they did.

Runnels, 46, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening in Texas’ death chamber in Huntsville. There’s no question of his guilt in the 2003 prison murder of Stanley Wiley, a supervisor at the Clement Unit’s boot factory, where Runnels worked while serving a 70-year aggravated robbery sentence. He pleaded guilty at trial, despite knowing the state was seeking the death penalty.

But at his punishment hearing, where jurors in part weigh how likely a capital murder convict is to be dangerous in the future, the state introduced as a witness A.P. Merillat, who at the time was a criminal investigator for the state prosecutors who handle prison crimes. He has testified in at least 15 trials that resulted in death sentences, but his incorrect testimony on the levels of security in prisons has since led to two overturned death sentences in Texas.

Runnels is hoping the state’s reliance on Merillat’s testimony will prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution, too. Read More here

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Police identify man wanted in death of Nassau Bay police sergeant, DPS issues Blue Alert

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HOUSTON – Police have identified the suspect wanted in connection to the death of a Nassau Bay police sergeant.

Harris County sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for 21-year-old Tavores Henderson. He’s considered extremely dangerous. A Blue Alert has been issued for the suspect.

Henderson has been charged with felony murder for the hit-and-run death of Sgt. Kaila Sullivan. She was hit and killed by the suspect’s vehicle during a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The U.S. Marshals Service will pay $10,000 for information leading to Henderson’s arrest. Crime Stoppers of Houston will also pay an additional $5,000. The 100 Club has added an additional $5,000 to the reward. Read More Here

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Democrats announce 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump

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Democrats in the House of Representatives announced they will introduce two articles of impeachment Tuesday morning, making clear they intend to charge President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Both articles are based on the Ukraine scandal, meaning the party decided not to introduce any articles of impeachment solely based on the Mueller report, as some had pushed for.

Articles of impeachment are essentially the “charges” against the president that the House of Representatives is considering approving. The final House votes on impeachment will be a yes or no vote on each article. If even one is approved, Trump is impeached — and the Senate will then hold a trial to determine whether to remove him from office.

Democrats have not yet released the full articles, but they explained that Article 1, abuse of power, will address Trump’s general underlying conduct in the Ukraine scandal. It alleges that Trump abused his power by trying to pressure Ukraine’s government into announcing an investigation into the Bidens by withholding both a White House meeting and military aid.

Article 2, obstruction of Congress, will be about how Trump responded to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry over the Ukraine scandal. It alleges that Trump obstructed the probe by urging witnesses not to cooperate and government agencies not to comply with subpoenas.

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