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Pennsylvania Woman Died Within A Week Of Maryland Couple’s Mysterious Death At Same Dominican Republic Hotel

Just days before a Maryland couple was found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same resort. Family spokesperson Jay McDonald said that Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had just checked in on May 25 at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana; she was with her husband, Dan Werner, celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary. Schaup-Werner had a drink from the room’s minibar when she suddenly collapsed. Schaup-Werner died that day. ...Read more

House Passes $19 Billion Disaster Bill; Awaiting President Trump Signing

The House approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, despite multiple efforts by Republicans to block it. The bill will provide approximately $1.4 billion in disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico, including $600 million in assistance for nutrition, farmers and rural communities as well as repairs for health care systems and federal facilities, passed by a 354-58 vote. The bill had previously passed through the Senate and will now be sent to President Donald Trump for approval. ...Read more

President Trump Meets With Theresa May On Second Day Of U.K. State Visit

President Trump turned to business during his U.K. trip on Tuesday, discussing the possibility of a trade deal once Britain finally leaves the European Union. Alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump co-hosted a morning roundtable of American and British corporate executives. Trump has talked up a trade pact with a post-Brexit Britain from the start of his presidency, however Britain cannot fully negotiate a deal while still a part of omnibus European Union trade arrangements. ...Read more

Mall of America Attacker Sentenced To 19 Years For Throwing Boy Over Balcony

On Monday, the man who pleaded guilty to throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-story balcony at the Mall of America was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda stood in court listening to victim’s impact statements being read by a prosecutors, tears welling in his eyes. Minnesota law mandates that he serve 12 years of the 19-year sentence, with 53 days off for time served. When given the opportunity to make a statement or apologize to the family of his victim, Aranda said nothing. ...Read more

Transgender Asylum Seeker Dies In ICE Custody

Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans woman originally from El Salvador, died this weekend after being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at a privately run detention facility in New Mexico. Leon was taken to a hospital in El Paso, Texas last Tuesday after she reported having chest pain. She died just a few days later. Leon, who entered the United States in mid-April at the port of entry in El Paso, had passed her credible fear asylum interview on May 18, but she was only “paroled from custody” on the day she went to the hospital. ...Read more

Estranged Husband And His Girlfriend Arrested In Missing Connecticut Woman Case

Authorities said Sunday that the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman, along with his girlfriend, have been arrested on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle Troconis, 44, were taken into custody in Avon, Connecticut, about 11 p.m. on Saturday in relation to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. They were charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. ...Read more