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Charlottesville car attacker pleads for mercy in sentencing memo

The man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally two years ago has pleaded for mercy and asked for a sentence less than life imprisonment in his federal hate crimes case. In a sentencing memorandum filed in federal court Friday, James A. Fields Jr. said the court should not…MORE

Fire that engulfed Philadelphia refinery has been extinguished, officials say

A fire that engulfed a Philadelphia refinery and sparked air-quality concerns has been extinguished, according to city officials. The fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions was put out on Saturday afternoon, according to a statement on the city’s website. The fire began with an explosion on Friday morning from a vat of butane and propane. Residents…MORE

Toy Story 4 dominates weekend box office but doesn’t top Disney’s high expectations

Families are turning out to watch “Toy Story 4,” but it was not quite enough to smash Disney’s high expectations. The latest Pixar installment in a decades-old children’s franchise had an estimated $118 million opening at the North American box office this weekend. It beat out R-rated Chucky thriller “Child’s Play” and Disney’s “Aladdin.” Worldwide,…MORE

A publisher is turning the Mueller report into a graphic novel

The Mueller report is so dense and long that even some lawmakers haven’t read all of it. But a publisher, IDW, plans to turn the 448-page report into lighter reading by making it into a graphic novel. The authors, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and journalist Steve Duin, illustrate scenes detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report,…MORE


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