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Armstrong sells estate for $3.1 Million

Armstrong sells estate , Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist has sold his Central Austin Estate to Al Koehler, an oil and gas rights agent. But, Lance Armstrong still likes to be in Austin. According to the sources, a deed of trust filled by the buyer of the estate, Al Koehler, showed that Al Koehler took out a loan for $3.1 Million to purchase the property. However, the local real estate agents say that the product was listed for $10 million. But, the property was listed on the Travis Country Tax Roll for $3.9 Million in 2012. Lance Armstrong had brought the estate way back in 2004. The estate spreads out in an area of 1.7 acres near Camp Mabry. Lance Armstrong has not yet given any news about this deal. But Mark Higgins, an Armstrong spokesman has confirmed the deal. But he refused to provide further details about it. The buyer of the estate, Al Koehler, is a 49 year old resident of Austin. He is the founder of Royalty Clearinghouse, which deals with the purchasing of Oil and Gas

Teen sisters lift 3,000lb tractor to rescue their father who was pinned underneath

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Two Oregon teens saved their father's life by lifting a 3,000-pound tractor off of him after the machinery flipped over and pinned him to the ground.  Jeff Smith of Lebanon, Ore., said he was trying to pull a tree stump out of his garden when his boot slipped off the clutch and the tractor flipped on top of him, with the steering wheel pinning his chest to the ground. He immediately began screaming for help. 'It was scary because it was on my chest [and] every time I called out for help it was like a constrictor,' Smith explained to Portland NBC affiliate KGW . Scroll down for video Rescued: Jeff Smith (center) was rescued by his daughters, 16-year-old Hannah (left) and 14-year-old Haylee, who lifted a 3,000-pound tractor (pictured) off of their father when he was pinned underneath it His daughters, 16-year-old Hannah and 14-year-old Haylee, were walking their family dogs nearby when they heard his screams. They followed his shouts and found him

Anthony Weiner's wife Huma reveals how boss Hillary Clinton's 'unconditional love' helped her through husband's sexting scandal

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The wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has revealed how unconditional love from her boss Hillary Clinton helped her through her husband's sexting scandal. Huma Abedin, who started working for Clinton when she was 21 and remains a top aide, was pregnant when it emerged in 2011 that her husband had sent lewd pictures to a string of women. But the couple weathered the storm and his resignation, and in a lengthy article in New York Times Magazine, Abedin has explained how the support she received at work helped her get through. 'What I will say about [Hillary], and for that matter her entire family, the unconditional love and support they have given me has been a real gift,' she told the Times. Support: Huma Abedin has revealed how her boss Hillary Clinton (pictured together in 2008) helped her through the sexting scandal involving her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner 'And I think she would be O.K. with me saying thi

Donald Trump's son sued by Kluge heir over purchase over Virginia farm and winery last year

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A former Virginia socialite's son who sold the front yard of his family's mansion to the Donald Trump real estate empire says he's been cheated and wants the land back. The John W. Kluge Jr. Trust is suing for the return of 217 acres fronting Albemarle House, which Trump bought last year for $6.5 million. The estate formerly was owned by Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of the late billionaire John Kluge. Debt: The seller of Albemarle House in Charlottesville, Virginia says the Trumps still owe them money Sale: Donald Trump (pictured in 2011 with former owner Patricia Kluge, right) purchased the estate to start the Trump Vineyard Estates and Winery, run by his son Eric Trump Before buying the mansion, Trump Virginia Acquisitions paid $150,000 for the land in front. The lawsuit says Trump agreed to pay more if he was able to buy the mansion but has refused to do so. Plaintiffs' attorney Edward MacMahon says the second payment should be about $200

SEAL from bin Laden kill team to testify for prosecution against Bradley Manning

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A military judge cleared the way on Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify in the trial of Bradley Manning who is charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets. Colonel Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. The government said the witness, presumably a Navy SEAL, collected digital evidence showing that an associate of bin Laden provided the al Qaeda leader with documents Manning has acknowledged sending to the WikiLeaks website. On trial: PFC Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he departs the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday Defense attorneys argued that proof of receipt isn't relevant to whether Manning aided the enemy. The judge disagreed. She said the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that intelligence was both given to and received by the enemy.   More... North Korea missile &#

Rand Paul's tells majority black Howard University that it was the Democrats, not the Republicans behind 'racism and Jim Crow'

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We'll have to see what the Howard students thought,' Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shouted from an elevator Wednesday afternoon, answering MailOnline's question about whether his foray into winning the hearts and minds of black youths was successful. Paul, a Republican darling who is already laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run with a coming appearance in New Hampshire, had just wrapped up a two-hour appearance at the Howard University School of Business. Howard is among the U.S. colleges classified as 'historically black,' and the audience of approximately 300 included few white faces apart from those belonging to reporters. Scroll down for video Racism, Jim Crow... it was the Democrats': Rand Paul told the audience that the Republicans, not the Democrats have defended black interests 'White supremacy'; The banner protesters unfurled at Paul's appearance   Rand Paul: GOP is historically the black

Couple arrested after 'being caught during sex act in parked car following Easter Sunday church service'

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A couple have been arrested after they were caught having sex in their car in a parking lot following a church service, a recent police report has revealed. Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Michel Felix Casas were spotted partially clothed during a routine police patrol close to the entrance of the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia on March 31. Officers approached the car on Easter Sunday around midnight to find Casas performing oral sex on Grant in the front driver's seat. Church-goers: Jamel Grant, 26, and 21-year-old Felix Casas were spotted in their car during a routine police patrol close to the Kroger Grocery Store in Gwinnett County, Georgia Grant was naked from the waist down and Casas' breasts were exposed. According to The Smoking Gun , Grant told police that he and Casas 'were making out' and had driven to the parking lot 'from church where they attended the Easter Service'.   More... Teacher

Secret Service reports show Reagan shooter Hinckley is behaving well on visits to his mother and goes to volunteer

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The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 has behaved well over the past year when he's been freed from a Washington mental hospital to visit his mother in Virginia, according to U.S. Secret Service reports. Agents trailed John Hinckley on more than 35 days during 2012 when he visited his mother's home in Williamsburg. Surveillance logs show he shopped at PetSmart, Target and the grocery store Harris Teeter. He also did volunteer work, visited an art museum on the campus of the College of William and Mary and made planned therapy visits. The logs were part of more than a 150 pages of documents filed Wednesday as part of a court case where Hinckley is asking a judge to let him spend more time at his mother's home. In treatment: John Hinckley Jr. (posing at the White House in 1980) has been in treatment at a mental hospital since he was found to be insane at the time he shot Reagan in 1981 The mundaneness of the activities made public Wednesd

A meat-market style of assembly line abortions: Nurses quit Planned Parenthood because of 'dangerous and dirty work conditions and risk of AIDS'

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wo Planned Parenthood nurses quit their jobs because of dirty and dangerous work conditions and what they called 'a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions'. The former employees of the Delaware branch have spoken out about what allegedly takes place behind its closed doors and said that a rush to get patients in and out leaves the operating tables soiled and unclean and that doctors don't wear gloves. Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said: 'It was just unsafe. I couldn't tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was. 'It's not washed down, it's not even cleaned off. It has bloody drainage on it.' SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Under the spotlight: The former employees of the Delaware branch have spoken out about what takes place behind its closed doors and says it needs to be stopped Another former employee, Joyce Vasikonis told Action News: 'They were using instruments on patients that were not sterile. They could be at

This bilious hatred and lack of respect for the dead is a disturbing new low in British life

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There were fine tributes to Margaret Thatcher yesterday in the House of Commons. Even the Labour leader Ed Miliband accepted she had been right to see that this country had to change, and right to come to the defence of the Falklands. But even as I listened to these mostly measured speeches I could not get out of my mind the foul and disgusting things that have been said or written about her over recent days by comedians, politicians, pop stars, a few journalists (I regret to say) and ordinary people.  Never in modern times, and probably not in the entire history of these islands, has the demise of a public figure been greeted with such euphoria and wild expressions of hate. The death of Margaret Thatcher has revealed something very unpleasant, and rather unexpected, about our country. Of course, politics in Britain has long been conducted competitively, passionately and, very occasionally, even violently. But what has happened over the past few days is different. Wi

President Obama says he welcomes senators' bipartisan deal to expand background checks for gun buyers

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President Barack Obama has said he welcomes a bipartisan deal in the Senate to expand background checks for gun sales, which was announced early Wednesday. Obama said while it's not his bill and he wishes parts of it were stronger, the deal represents significant progress and if enacted would make it harder for dangerous people to obtain guns. Two key senators announced earlier Wednesday they'd reached a bipartisan agreement on background checks, improving prospects for gun control legislation that Obama has been pushing. Senators plan to hold an initial vote Thursday to begin debating gun legislation. Scroll down for video Deal: Senators Joe Manchin (left) and Pat Toomey (right) have reached a deal on background checks for firearm purchases   Senators reach deal over gun background checks Obama says there is a lot of work remaining to enact gun control measures, including getting them through the Republican-controlled House.

Fake Rockefeller 'with delusions of grandeur' found guilty of 1985 murder of man

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A notorious Rockefeller impostor has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose bones were found buried beneath a California home in 1985. Christian Gerhartsreiter was tried 28 years after the disappearance of newlyweds John and Linda Sohus in a heavily circumstantial cold case. Much of the prosecution’s evidence focused on the strange behavior of the man who adopted many names including Clark Rockefeller. He masqueraded as an heir to the fabled oil fortune for 20 years. The verdict was reached on Wednesday after the jury deliberated about a day. Scroll down for video Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany is found guilty of first degree murder in his murder trial in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California, today Authorities said Gerhartsreiter was a German immigrant who lived another life long ago, occupying a guest cottage at the home of Sohus’ mother in the ritzy suburb of San Marino. He was known