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Paul Ryan ‘just not ready’ to support Donald TrumpHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that he is not ready to support presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an appearance on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Ryan said he wants to support his party’s nominee, but that he simply cannot do so just yet. “I hope to though, and I want to,” Ryan said just after 4 p.m. ET.


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Lonnie Franklin Jr. seen in court in Los Angeles, CaliforniaA former sanitation worker was convicted on Thursday of murdering nine women and a teenage girl as the "Grim Sleeper," a Los Angeles serial killer who preyed on prostitutes and drugs addicts in a crime spree dating back 30 years. The Superior Court jury reached its verdict on all 10 counts of first-degree murder against Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 63, after deliberating a day and a half, capping a trial that ran more than 11 weeks. Franklin, who could face the death penalty, also was convicted of attempted murder for an attack on an 11th victim, Enierta Washington, who survived being shot in the chest, raped, pushed out of a car and left for dead in 1988.


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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, left, speaks out as he arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for arguments on his request for an evidentiary hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. Monday, May 2, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.


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