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Trump demands Justice Department probe claims of spying on his 2016 campaign

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he will demand that the Justice Department investigate whether it or the FBI spied on his 2016 presidential campaign for political reasons, CNN reported.

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"I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes -- and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

According to several reports Friday, the FBI sent a confidential source to speak with some advisers to Trump's presidential campaign about its possible ties to Russia.

"If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," Trump tweeted Saturday.

LSU football legend, Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dead at 80

Billy Cannon, the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner who led Louisiana State University to a national title in 1958, died Sunday, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. He was 80.

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Cannon, a running back, is the only player in LSU football history to win the Heisman. His famous “Halloween run” -- an 89-yard punt return in the fourth quarter against No. 3 Ole Miss in 1959 -- remains one of the most memorable plays in the program’s history. It proved to be the difference in the top-ranked Tigers’ 7-3 victory against the Rebels.

It clinched LSU’s 19th straight victory.

Cannon was the first overall pick in the 1960 NFL draft, but also signed with the AFL’s Houston Oilers. After a court battle, Cannon was allowed to sign with the Oilers, becoming pro football’s first $100,000 player, ESPN reported.

Cannon played with the AFL’s Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City from 1960 to 1970.

Cannon went to dental school during the offseason, and after retiring became an orthodontist and also dabbled in real estate, The Advocate reported.

But in July 1983, he was identified as the main figure in a $6 million counterfeiting scheme after FBI agents found phony money in ice coolers buried on one of Cannon’s properties, the newspaper reported. Cannon was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000, the Advocate reported. He served nearly three years in federal prison.

Cannon was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. His honors were rescinded after his conviction, but he was reinstated into the Canton, Ohio, shrine in 2008, ESPN reported.

“Billy Cannon was LSU football through and through,” Tigers coach Ed Orgeron tweeted Sunday. “He will be missed and never forgotten.”

South Carolina authorities searching for 3 escaped inmates

South Carolina authorities are searching for three inmates -- two of whom are charged with murder -- who escaped from a jail, WRDW reported.

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The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the trio escaped from the county detention center Saturday night and that all are considered dangerous.

The three inmates were identified as Tyshon Demontrea Johnson, 27, Curtis Ray Green, 20, and Christopher Shannon Boltin, 27, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.

Green and Johnson were in custody after being charged with murder, while Boltin was in jail on grand theft larceny charges, WRDW reported.

In a news release, Ravenell said detention center officers reported an attempted escape by multiple inmates just before 10 p.m. Saturday. 

Police: 13-year-old in custody after 2 children shot in Central Florida city

Two children were hospitalized after being shot in a Central Florida city Saturday evening and a 13-year-old boy was in custody, police said. 

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The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the Brevard County city of Palm Bay.

Two juvenile victims, who police did not identify, were taken to nearby hospitals in serious but stable condition, police said. 

One victim was later transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital. 

Police said the alleged shooter, whom they did not identify, is in custody.

The suspect will be charged with attempted murder, occupied burglary and possession of a firearm under 21, police said. 

Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. 

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell confirmed on Twitter he was released after an overnight stay in the hospital for dehydration.

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According to TMZ, the 84-year-old Boston Celtics great was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home to a nearby hospital Friday night. 

Russell tweeted Saturday that he was doing all right, writing that “Yes, I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough.”

Russell also dismissed earlier reports by TMZ about being admitted to the hospital because of heart problems, tweeting “As most of my friends know, I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.”

Russell later posted a tweet that included a photo of him holding a glass of water

The Celtics legend was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking engagement.

Russell made it home in time Saturday to watch the Celtics lose 116-86 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics lead the series 2-1.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told ESPN that he was relieved to hear that Russell was all right.

"Yeah, that was obviously scary news, and happy to hear that he's doing better and he's been released from the hospital,'' Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3. "He's the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor -- everything about him.” 

Russell won 11 titles with the Celtics and was named the NBA’s most valuable player five times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975.

North Carolina deputies find nearly $91 million of liquid meth on truck

Deputies in North Carolina on Saturday seized a tractor-trailer containing $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank, WTVD reported.

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Raul Topete Arreola, 49, and Aquileo Perez Pineda, 48, were charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they found 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, WTVD reported. Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats said that could be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth, which would carry an estimated street value of almost $91 million.

The vehicle involved was a 2009 Peterbilt and was seized in Linden, WTVD reported.

The two suspects are being detained in the Harnett County Detention Center under a $3 million bond, WTVD reported.

25 people in New York City hospitalized for synthetic marijuana overdoses

Twenty-five people in New York City were hospitalized Saturday night after apparently having a negative reaction to synthetic marijuana, WABC reported.

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Lt. Paul Ng of the New York Police Department said that the drug, known as K2, was taken by people in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. They were taken to the hospital after reports of being unresponsive, WABC reported.

Officials said the patients are expected to survive.

Police said all 25 people had connections to a deli in the neighborhood. Investigators are trying to determine how the deli is involved, WABC reported.

A similar incident in the same Brooklyn neighborhood in 2016 affected 33 people, the New York Daily News reported. In that incident, police filed nuisance abatement actions against two businesses, Big Boy Deli at 930 Broadway and a smoke shop next door.

"We call them 'The Walking Dead,'" Israel P., 23, who works at his family's Mexican restaurant nearby, told the Daily News. He said he saw three people taken away in ambulances.

Police: Massachusetts man arrested for allegedly hitting dog with baseball bat

Massachusetts man was arrested Friday for allegedly abusing a dog with a baseball bat.

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Gregory Ostiguy, 50, of New Bedford, was arrested by Dartmouth Police and charged with animal cruelty.

Police responded to a report of animal abuse at around 6:50 p.m. on Friday. After an investigation, police determined that Ostiguy did in fact strike the dog with a bat.

The dog was transported to a local veterinary hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Meghan Markle's rescue dog, Guy the beagle, goes from shelter pup to royal pet

A new member of the royal family is making headlines – and no, we're not talking about Meghan Markle.

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According to the Guardian, a beagle named Guy was in a Kentucky kill shelter until Ontario-based A Dog's Dream Rescue saved him and offered him for adoption at a 2015 event in Canada. That's where he met his new owner, Markle, who went on to marry Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday.

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A royal spokesman told the Guardian in November that Guy had moved to England with Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex.

WLKY reported Saturday that Guy has even been seen riding in the car with Queen Elizabeth II.

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“It’s just beyond my wildest imagination,” A Dog's Dream Rescue founder Dolores Doherty told the Guardian. “How is that for a rags-to-riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?”

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Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana

Bride Meghan Markle wasn't the only one turning heads at Saturday's royal wedding.

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Many fans of the royals said Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana and daughter of Earl Charles Spencer, Diana's brother, looked just like her famous aunt.

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According to the New York Daily News, the 27-year-old model wore a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress with a matching hat and veil. 

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