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Reporting Recipe: Bombs in Your Backyard

ProPublica – by Ryann Grochowski Jones and Abrahm Lustgarten For the past year, ProPublica has been documenting the state of toxic pollution left behind by the military across the U.S. As part of this investigation, we acquired a dataset of … Continue reading

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Secret Service spent $7,500 on golf carts during Trump’s Thanksgiving Mar-a-Lago trip

USA Today – by Jessica Estepa The Secret Service spent nearly $7,500 on golf cart rentals while President Trump was in at his private golf club Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving. According to federal purchase orders flagged by progressive PAC American Bridge … Continue reading

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Rare 4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles East Coast

The Weather Channel A rare 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck Delaware Thursday, causing rumblings that were felt in other cities along the East Coast. The temblor’s center was reported near Dover, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No injuries or damages … Continue reading

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HRA worker, his wife busted for swiping more than $225G in welfare benefits

New York Daily News – by Glenn Blain ALBANY — A city Human Resources Administration worker and his wife were charged Tuesday with stealing more than $225,000 in government welfare benefits. State investigators said Omar Jaata, a 42-year-old Bronx resident … Continue reading

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Chemical company’s response to water worries: Silence

Boston Herald Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is following a different model: don’t apologize, don’t explain. For … Continue reading

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North Korean state newspaper announces ‘death sentence’ for Trump

AOL A North Korean state newspaper has issued a death sentence for U.S. President Donald Trump after he insulted Kim Jong-Un during his recent trip to Asia, according to the Guardian. An editorial in the ruling party’s newspaper Rodong Sinmun declared Trump a … Continue reading

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More than 200 arrested in Saudi Arabia’s ‘corruption’ crackdown

New York Post RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia announced Thursday it has detained 201 people as part of a sweeping probe, estimating that at least $100 billion has been misused through embezzlement and corruption in past decades. The kingdom’s Attorney General … Continue reading

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Police: Domestic situation led to Texas church attack

Star Tribune SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The gunman who opened fire in a small Texas church, killing 26 people during worship services, sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law before the attack, which appeared to stem from a domestic situation, … Continue reading

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Russia organized 2 sides of a Texas protest and encouraged ‘both sides to battle in the streets’

Business Insider – by Natasha Bertrand Russian actors organized both anti-Islam and pro-Islam protests in the same location at the same time on May 21, 2016, using separate Facebook pages operated from a so-called troll farm in St. Petersburg, the Senate … Continue reading

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Person of Interest in NYC Terror Attack Has Been Found: Feds

NBC New York Federal agents said they’ve located a man who associated with the Manhattan man who sped a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people and injuring nearly a dozen others. Earlier Wednesday FBI released … Continue reading

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New York terrorist attack: Alleged killer Sayfullo Saipov has N.J. ties The man taken into custody by the New York Police Department after Tuesday’s terror attack that killed at least eight is 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, Florida, according to an ABC News report. Police stopped Saipov in Mount Holly Springs Borough, Pennsylvania, just south … Continue reading

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Read Flake’s bombshell Senate speech: ‘Mr. President, I rise today to say: Enough’

AZ Central The following is the text of Sen. Jeff Flake’s remarks from the floor of the U.S. Senate on Oct. 24, 2017, as prepared for delivery. Ronald J. Hansen, political reporter for The Republic and azcentral, annotates the speech here. … Continue reading

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Oklahoma ghost town is one of the most toxic places in America

AOL PICHER, Oklahoma (KFOR) — They are the most polluted places in America, specifically targeted because they are a danger to human health. Every year, millions of federal dollars are earmarked for clean-up of these areas, known as Superfund sites. When … Continue reading

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Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack

AOL NEW YORK (Reuters) – Equifax Inc said on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help website pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach at the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information … Continue reading

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Trump to Pitch Americans a $4,000 ‘Pay Raise,’ But It Could Take 8 Years

Bloomberg President Donald Trump will try to make the case that corporate tax breaks would benefit middle-class wage earners Wednesday evening — and an excerpt of his speech suggests he’ll use a measure of salesmanship. Trump is expected to say … Continue reading

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Trump to focus on truckers in tax-reform pitch

The Hill President Trump plans to gear his tax-reform pitch Wednesday in Pennsylvania to truckers, arguing that his plans to make business tax changes will put more money in people’s pockets. “We will eliminate the penalty on returning future earnings back … Continue reading

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Manhattan Man Mad Over Unpaid Bonuses From Internet Company Threatens ‘Las Vegas Part 2’: Feds

NBC New York A New York City man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly threatening a Las Vegas-style attack on a Colorado Internet company that had caught on to his apparent efforts to milk its referral bonus program, … Continue reading

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Should Philadelphia say ‘Goodbye, Columbus?’ So far, no one has tried to yank the Christopher Columbus statue off its pedestal in South Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean everyone reveres the monument or the man. Vienna Enos and Signe Espinoza-Nelson don’t. Both young women launched … Continue reading

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Hawk that escaped Hurricane Harvey in a taxi released in Plano

CW 33 PLANO — Meet Harvey the Hurricane Hawk. That’s what the birdie was named after she reportedly hailed a taxi in Houston and refused to leave. According to the cab driver recording the video, she swooped into the cab … Continue reading

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