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Navy seaman and wife busted for dealing heroin aboard USS George H.W. Bush

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A US Navy seaman and his wife pleaded guilty on Thursday in a Virginia federal court to charges of dealing heroin on board a warship, court documents show.

Donald McManus, 22, and Breanna McManus, 23, of Wallingford, Connecticut, sold heroin last spring aboard the USS George H.W. Bush while the aircraft carrier was docked at a naval station in Norfolk, according to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia.

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Donald McManus is a Navy sailor. His wife, a civilian, assisted by smuggling the drugs on board the ship, according to the documents, and one sailor later overdosed.

The couple was charged in August with distributing and possession with intent to distribute heroin. They each face a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced in January.

(Editing by Frank McGurty and Eric Walsh)


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Newly released emails show White House prepared to freeze Ukraine aid hours before Trump’s phone call

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White House budget officials were preparing to freeze aid to Ukraine the night before President Donald Trump's infamous July 25 phone call to the country's new president, according to newly released emails.

The Office of Management and Budget handed over nearly 200 pages of records related to the president's actions toward Ukraine to the transparency group American Oversight, and one of the heavily redacted emails from July 24 shows OMB officials shared a “Ukraine Prep Memo” with Michael Duffey, reported CNN.

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Trump impeachment trial: 4 stories from first day spell doom for Mitch McConnell

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If the score was kept for the first day of the impeachment trial, it would show hefty losses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As Former Special Counsel for the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, pointed out, four major headlines perfectly reflect the cracks in the strangle-hold McConnell has had on his party.

First, McConnell was forced to change the impeachment hearing rules. After a huge uprising by Americans demanding to be able to watch the impeachment trial during normal human hours, senators told McConnell he'd lost the votes to hold proceedings after midnight.

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‘Disease fanboy’: Internet slams NBC conservative for ‘rooting for pandemic’ to distract from Trump impeachment trial

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Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate's historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and law professor who went from being a "Never-Trumper" to all-in for President Donald Trump.

"People care much more for their health than theater," said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump's impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It "has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US," CNN reports.

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