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MIAMI (AP) — A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday.

James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medinais charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a potential life prison sentence.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.

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Ever the gentleman, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would have at least tried to help Carly Fiorina when she fell off the stage while stumping for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the weekend. Trump blasted Cruz— who picked Fiorina to be his running mate—for doing nothing.

"She fell off the stage the other day, did anybody see that? And Cruz didn't do anything. Even I would have helped her, okay?" Trump said on the stump Monday in Indiana.

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