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Ex-MLB Darryl Hamilton fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide

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Darryl Hamilton

Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, police in Pearland said on Monday. The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were taken to a medical examiner. The couple’s 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.

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Colombia faces hard task to reinsert rebels if peace struck

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A former rebel who now owns a clothing factory oversees a worker in his workshop in Bogota

By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) – Jessica Quintero awakes drenched in sweat and instinctively grabs for her AK-47 assault rifle. “The bombs still scare me, I don’t sleep,” says Quintero, 18, recounting a regular night-time ordeal after fighting for three years with Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Scared of the persistent air strikes on her camp deep in Colombia’s jungle, the former child soldier fled and surrendered in 2013, one of thousands who abandoned the FARC in the last decade as its ranks were cut in half …read more

Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

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Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Sen. Rick Santorum said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited in a purported manifesto believed linked to the suspect in last week’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The head of that group, Earl Holt, appears to have made contributions to several Republican candidates for president over the past several years or their political action committees, including Cruz, of Texas, Paul, of …read more

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