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Trump makes unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center for 'quick exam and labs,' says White House

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wellesenterprises/istock(BETHESDA, Md.) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon to complete “portions” of his annual physical exam, according to the White House. Saturday’s appointment was not on the president’s weekend public schedule, in contrast to Trump’s 2018 and 2019 physicals, which were both announced ahead of time. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement after the president had arrived at the facility. As Trump’s motorcade returned to the White House, Grisham said that the 73-year-old president had undergone “a quick exam and labs.” She added that Trump met with the family of a special forces solider who was inured in Afghanistan while at the facility. “The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week.” Grisham

Teenage athlete suddenly dies of mono after playing in a hockey game

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Adam_Lazar/iStock(CHICAGO) — A teenage hockey player died suddenly after playing in a game from complications with mononucleosis – an infection he was not even aware that he had. Gabe Remy’s teammates on the Chicago Fury said that they could see signs he wasn’t feeling well last week but just figured that it was symptoms of the flu or perhaps something similar. “[He was] hunched over a lot. Feeling really tired, said his stomach was bugging him,” teammate Joseph D’Alessandro told ABC News’ Chicago station WLS-TV. “You could tell he was in a lot of pain. He said there was pain in his shoulder blade, he was throwing up out in the locker room.” Remy insisted, however, that he would persevere through the pain and sickness even if he wasn’t feeling well. “He was excited to play. We love our guys to be aggressive and to go out there and compete hard, and he never had a problem competing,” said Al Dorich, head coach of the Chicago Fury. According to D’Allesandro, Remy played well in his last game. “If it was

Bank teller accused of robbing and assaulting elderly customer at his home

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Victorburnside/iStock(BEL AIR, Md.) — A bank teller has been arrested after allegedly going to an elderly customer’s home and attempting to rob him of a large amount of money he had withdrawn from the bank earlier that same day. Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, Maryland, was arrested last week in connection with the home invasion and assault on a 78-year-old man and a 57-year-old women the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation at the scene of the crime. Newell allegedly went to the customer’s residence on Monday night, rang the doorbell and forced his way into the home and began assaulting the elderly man. A second resident of the home, a 57-year-old woman, attempted to intervene but was also injured in the altercation. The suspect then reportedly ran upstairs in search of the money that was withdrawn from the bank he works at while the female who was assaulted ran to a nearby home to call the authorities and alert them about the break in and burglary. According to Harford County’s Sheriff’s Office the

Small child struck and killed by train after wandering onto railroad tracks

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Thomas Marx/iStock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — A small boy who wandered onto railroad tracks has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train. The accident occurred at about 4:19 p.m. on the Union Pacific tracks in Santa Clara, California when the “very young minor” somehow got onto the railroad tracks and was hit, according to ABC’s San Francisco station KGO-TV. The Santa Clara Police and Fire departments are on the scene and currently conducting an investigation alongside Amtrak Police as to how and why the boy was on the tracks when he was. Police stress that this was an accident and not a deliberate act. Passenger trains operated by Amtrak and the Altamont Corridor Express have been delayed as a result of the accident and the investigation surrounding the circumstances. Authorities have not provided the child’s age but have confirmed that the boy involved is a “very young minor.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Colin Kaepernick abruptly changed time and location of workout to allow for 'legitimate process,' NFL 'disappointed'

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) — Colin Kaepernick called an audible on Saturday, moving the time and location of his scheduled workout for representatives of more than 20 NFL teams, after the NFL refused to accommodate some of his requests. In a statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick said the new workout will be held at 4pm instead of 3pm, and will take place at a different location in Atlanta. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one,” the statement reads. “Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives.” The statement says that the NFL also rejected Kaepernick’s request to allow all media into the workout for the purpose of “transparency.” In their response, the league said it is “disappointed” that Kaepernick didn’t appear for the scheduled event, saying he informed the NFL that of

5 dead in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

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Richard_Lawrence_Photo/iStock(SAN DIEGO) — Five family members are dead, and another is undergoing emergency surgery following a shooting at a San Diego home, just a day after one of the victims obtained a restraining order against the alleged suspect. “We are not looking for a suspect. This was a domestic dispute involving one family,” San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said during a press conference Saturday. A 31-year-old male, a 29-year-old female and a 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Three other children were rushed to a local hospital where two have been pronounced dead and a third is in “very critical condition,” police said. All of the young victims were the children of the deceased adults. Around 6:49 local time Saturday morning, police said they received a 911 call from the residence, but no one was on the line. The dispatcher told authorities that an argument could be heard in the background and someone was told to leave the house. While officers were on their way to the home, a neighbor called 911 to say he heard an

Paris yellow vest protests turn violent with police as movement turns 1

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omersukrugoksu/iStock(PARIS) — French police fired water cannons and tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations. Demonstrators, many clad in black and hiding their faces, vandalized an HSBC bank at the Place d’Italie. They set trash cans on fire and hurled cobblestones and bottles at riot police while building barricades. Several cars were also set ablaze. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and police near the Porte de Champerret, close to the Arc de Triomphe, as protesters were preparing to march across the city towards Gare d’Austerlitz. Police also intervened to prevent a few hundred demonstrators from occupying the Paris ring road. “In the face of thugs who target them, firefighters and police intervene to contain the excesses, put an end to abuses and proceed to arrests,” French National Police said in a translated message. “Peaceful protesters, we guarantee the public peace to allow you to freely express your opinions. Help us: disassociate yourself from violent groups.” The yellow vest protests, named for the high-visibility jackets worn by demonstrators,

In closed-door testimony, US diplomat says he heard Trump question the EU ambassador on Ukraine 'investigation'

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narvikk/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A State Department official, who was subpoenaed to testify amid the House impeachment probe, told lawmakers that President Donald Trump asked EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland in a phone call about the status of an investigation he requested from the Ukrainian president. David Holmes, the U.S. diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine, appeared for a closed-door deposition with House impeachment investigators on Friday. The hearing took place immediately following the House Intelligence Committee’s questioning of former Ukraine Amb. Marie Yovanovitch in the second public hearing amid the impeachment probe. Holmes, fielding questions from investigators behind closed doors for six hours, described the conversation between Sondland and Trump that he said he overheard from the ambassador’s cell phone at a restaurant in Kiev on July 26, just one day after the president’s second call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — when Trump appeared to encourage Zelenskiy to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr on investigations into the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden’s family. “I then heard President Trump ask, ‘So he’s gonna do

House Dems release Morrison, Williams deposition transcripts

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Luka Banda/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House impeachment investigators on Saturday released transcripts from the closed-door depositions of Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, and Tim Morrison of the National Security Council, ahead of their public appearances before lawmakers next week. Williams and Morrison both listened in on President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy from the Situation Room. Democrats said their testimony indicated that Trump’s comments “immediately set off alarm bells throughout the White House,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, and acting House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney said in a statement. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

White House officials were concerned by 'unusual' reference in Trump’s call to Ukraine’s president

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Luka Banda/iStock(WASHINGTON) — An adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, found the president’s reference to investigations into a potential 2020 political opponent and the 2016 election “unusual and inappropriate.” “I certainly noted that the mention of those specific investigations seemed unusual as compared to other discussions with foreign leaders,” Jennifer Williams, the official in the vice president’s office, told impeachment investigators, according to a transcript of her deposition released by the three House committees leading the impeachment probe. “I guess for me,” Williams continued, “it shed some light on possible other motivations behind a security assistance hold.” Many Republicans have dismissed concerns over the call, citing comments from Zelenskiy that said it was proper. The first member of Pence’s office to cooperate with impeachment investigators, Williams will testify in a public hearing next week before the House Intelligence Committee, along with another witness, Timothy Morrison, a departing employee of the National Security Council. Williams said she never discussed the nature of the call with Keith Kellogg, Pence’s national