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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC on Thursday moved to dismiss charges against the man previously convicted of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in May 2001, citing what it called "unforeseen developments."

Ingmar Guandique was convicted of murdering Levy in 2010, but was in the process of a retrial. Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is set to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for removal proceedings.

The 2010 conviction of Guandique -- and the 60-year prison sentenced imposed on him at the time -- was vacated and a new trial was ordered in 2015 based on what Guandique's defense team said was new evidence.

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A nostalgic prank toy has been accused of sexual assaulting a restaurant patron at a hibachi grill in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Pull down Wee Pee the Wee Wee Squirting Boy's short pants and he does what little boys have been doing ever since human beings learned how to stand on their own two feet. The toy, which has been around since the 1940s, is 8-inches-tall and works just like a water gun. It retails for about $5 on Amazon.

Pull down his pants, a jetstream of water-- or any other liquid-- comes squirting out.

Hibachi chefs at Wasabi restaurant in Murfreesboro have used Wee Pee's antics for years to amuse diners by squirting a little H2O while they juggle their knives and sizzle up onions.

Most people think it's pretty funny. Isabelle Lassiter isn't one of them.

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An Orlando man was charged with possession of crystal meth with a gun, but a state crime lab proved him right -- it was actually glaze from Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

When the man stopped by the 7-Eleven without buying anything and left with an employee in his car, cops were suspicious.

Orlando police were staking out the convenience store, 938 W. Colonial Dr., after neighbors complained of drug activity, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police saw the man in the silver Chevy leave without stopping at the stop sign and speed off going 42 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, according to the report. They pulled him over.

The officer saw his concealed weapon license, asked to hold onto his gun for safety and had the driver get out of the car. That's when the veteran officer saw four flakes of a white substance on the floor.

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The Veterans Affairs administration spent $20 million on expensive artwork and sculptures amidst the healthcare scandal, where thousands of veterans died waiting to see doctors.

The taxpayer watchdog group Open the Books teamed up with COX Media Washington, D.C., for an oversight report on spending at the VA, finding numerous frivolous expenditures on artwork, including six-figure dollar sculptures at facilities for the blind.

"In the now-infamous VA scandal of 2012-2015, the nation was appalled to learn that 1,000 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor," wrote Adam Andrzejewski, the founder and CEO of Open the Books, in an editorial for Forbes. "Tragically, many calls to the suicide assistance hotline were answered by voicemail. The health claim appeals process was known as ‘the hamster wheel' and the appointment books were cooked in seven of every ten clinics."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A federal judge has granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, full-time release from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. The conditions of Hinckley's release are incredibly detailed and strict. They include a provision that he must carry a GPS enabled phone whenever he is away from his mother's home, cannot speak with the media and must have no contact with the family members of his victims.


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