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Judge acquits 3 Chicago cops of covering up Laquan McDonald’s killing, backing police on each disputed point

Chicago Tribune In a staunch and unequivocal defense of how Chicago police handled Laquan McDonald’s murder, a Cook County judge acquitted three officers Thursday of charges alleging they conspired to justify the shooting by falsifying reports and claiming the teen … Continue reading

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Trump Pulls U.S. Delegation Out of Davos Forum, Citing Shutdown

Bloomberg President Donald Trump canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to the global economic summit in Davos hours after he denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American … Continue reading

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Trump cancels Pelosi’s trip overseas amid State of the Union fight

AOL President Donald Trump fired back Thursday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request that he delay the State of the Union address until the government shutdown is resolved. Instead of responding directly to her request that the event be delayed because of security funding concerns, Trump … Continue reading

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Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays

AOL A jury has awarded a Miami hotel dishwasher $21.5 million, finding that her employer violated her religious rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays — and ultimately firing her. But a cap on punitive damages in the … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Harper, Now Hammering the West; Will Be a Major Snowstorm Friday Into the Weekend From the Midwest to the Northeast

The Weather Channel Winter Storm Harper is already pummeling parts of the West with heavy snow and will spread its mess of snow, ice and wind into the Plains, Midwest and Northeast into this weekend. Harper’s heaviest snow, so far, … Continue reading

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Kirsten Gillibrand formally enters 2020 race with announcement on Colbert’s “Late Show”

CBS News New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she is forming an exploratory committee to run for president, throwing her hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination in an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that aired … Continue reading

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Landlord rents $1,500 studio to two cats, hits ‘peak Silicon Valley’

The Mercury News SAN JOSE — Looking to make some extra cash, David Callisch found the perfect tenants for the $1,500-a-month studio apartment behind his Willow Glen home — a pair of cats. “Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have … Continue reading

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Federal judge rules against Trump administration’s plan to add 2020 census citizenship question

The Hill – by Lydia Wheeler A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was unlawful. In his ruling, Judge Jesse Furman, of the U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dead At 97

Huffington Post Actress and singer Carol Channing died early Tuesday at the age of 97 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Her longtime publicist B. Harlan Boll confirmed the entertainer’s death from natural causes. Whether you knew her as … Continue reading

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Tappan Zee Bridge demolition

PIX 11 TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — The demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge happening Tuesday morning. Demolition with explosives to remove the eastern part of the former bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. 

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‘Go Now’: Mandatory Evacuations Ordered in California; I-5 Shut Down in Both Directions

The Weather Channel Residents in parts of Southern California have been ordered to evacuate as the first of a parade of storm systems has started soaking areas scorched by last year’s Holy Fire. Officials in Riverside County issued a “MUST GO” … Continue reading

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Rare 1943 copper coin fetches a pretty penny in auction: $204,000

CNN Don Lutes Jr. kept the 1943 copper penny he stumbled upon in his high school cafeteria seven decades ago in a safe behind a wall in his Massachusetts home. All US pennies were supposed to be made of zinc-coated … Continue reading

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As Trump visits border, Texas landowners prepare wall fight

AP News HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White … Continue reading

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You Can Harvest Roadkill for Food if You Live in One of These 27 States

Wide Open Eats – by Maria Christina LaLonde Humans have been eating roadkill since the first ox cart flattened a critter in ancient Mesopotamia thousands of years ago. Today, you can find “roadkill cuisine” simmering on stovetops in kitchens across … Continue reading

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Lafayette police officer shot in back by another officer fleeing from aggressive dog

Journal & Courier – by Lindsay Moore LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Lafayette police officer was shot accidentally after fleeing an aggressive dog during an investigation at a North Ninth Street apartment. Officer Lane Butler entered the apartment with two other officers … Continue reading

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Mugger targets UFC’s Polyana Viana, immediately regrets decision

AOL Polyana Viana weighs 115 pounds. She’s also a UFC fighter with a 10-2 MMA record, with many of her wins coming via painful submissions. A would-be mugger in Rio de Janeiro clearly wasn’t aware of the latter when he thought a … Continue reading

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Sleeping outdoors with a rifle, murder suspect stalked Malibu for years, officials say

LA Times – by James Queally For the better part of two years, Anthony Rauda could be found sleeping in or around Malibu Creek State Park, one of any number of people who chose to spend their nights dozing near … Continue reading

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Israel to seek $250bn from Arab countries that expelled Jews to ‘restore their rightful property’

RT Israel will demand $250 billion in compensation from seven Arab countries and Iran for assets left by Jews forced to flee after the creation of the State of Israel, in an effort to correct the “historic injustice” of the … Continue reading

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‘Sonic attack’ on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists

The Guardian – by Ian Sample The US embassy in Havana more than halved its staff in 2017 when diplomats complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments after hearing penetrating noises in their homes and nearby hotels. The mysterious wave … Continue reading

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Hundreds of TSA officers calling in sick so they can work paying jobs, say union officials

AOL Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration screeners working for free during the government shutdown are calling in sick so they can earn money at jobs that pay, union officials told CNN. Union representatives reported significant numbers of absences at major airports in New … Continue reading

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