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Two NYPD Officers Die Of Apparent Suicides One Day Apart

Two New York Police Department officers have died one day apart after apparent self-inflected gunshot wounds. Deputy Chief Steven Silks, executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, killed himself Wednesday near the police department where he worked, reported The New York Times. Police said he died of a self-inflicted wound. Silks, 62, was a month away from retirement. He had ...

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Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Times Square

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A man has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up Times Square with grenades, local reports say. The man’s name has not been released, but he allegedly discussed buying grenades and detonating them in Times Square, according to ABC News, who cited law enforcement sources. He was arrested in an undercover operation by the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force when ...

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Nude Activists Meet Outside Of Facebook’s New York Headquarters To Protest Censorship Policies

Protesters met in front of Facebook’s New York headquarters on Sunday to be part of an art installation that aimed to bring awareness to Facebook’s censorship policies. Facebook and Instagram have censored many art nudity pieces, according to organizers and participants in the event. Instagram banned the movement’s hashtag Monday morning, removing approximately 500 photos related to the event, organizers ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Hillary And Chelsea Clinton Are Starting A Production Company

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are starting a production company for film and television projects, Bloomberg reports. The Clintons’ will focus on women and aim to influence current culture. The projects will be by women and about women, sources close the matter said, according to Bloomberg. Hillary also signed a deal in August to be ...

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China Halts Purchases Of American Soybeans

China has halted purchases of American soybeans as Washington and Beijing trade tensions continue to grow, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday morning. While China doesn’t have any plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, there haven’t been orders for state-grain buyers to continue, people close to the situation told Bloomberg. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said ...

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Boeing To Be Grounded For Months And Will Face A Difficult Return

International Air Transit Association director general Alexandre de Juniac said Wednesday that the Boeing 737 MAX fleet could stay grounded for at least another two months, the Wall Street Journal reported. When the fleet will return is ultimately up to regulators, de Juniac said, according to the WSJ. Even after regulators agree to safety changes for the fleet they will ...

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Fundraising Bars To Be Higher To Qualify For Third Democratic Presidential Debate

ABC News, in partnership with Univision, will host the third Democratic presidential debate in September and the polling and fundraising bars will be higher for candidates to qualify, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday. In the first and second rounds of debates, candidates have to either pass a donor or polling threshold to qualify. For the third debate, however, candidates ...

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Report: Trump Administration Allowing Tourist Visas For Elderly Mexicans To Visit Undocumented Family In US

Since 2017, the U.S. government has been granting tourist visas to elderly Mexicans to visit their undocumented children currently residing in the United States, according to the Washington Post. The program, dubbed “Palomas Mensajeras Michoacan,” isn’t officially endorsed by the U.S. government, according to a statement given to WaPo. However, it has officials in Michoacan, Mexico, working with the U.S. ...

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Missing Maui Yoga Instructor Found Alive After Two Weeks In Hawaii Forest

35-year-old Amanda Eller was found alive on Friday after spending 17 days missing following a hike in the Makawao Forest Reserve on the island of Maui. Following her disappearance on May 8, rescuers began to search the forest. She was reported missing on May 9, and her car was found in a parking lot at the reserve when a joint search ...

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North Korea Won’t Talk To US Until Trump Reduces Disarmament Demands

North Korea video simulated nuclear attack on US city

North Korea said on Friday that they will never resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless President Donald Trump’s administration modifies what they consider to be unilateral demands for disarmament. An unknown North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson reportedly blamed the U.S. for February’s nuclear summit failure in Hanoi on the Korean Central News Agency. He said that the collapse ...

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Joni Ernst Bestows Wasteful Government Spending Award To The Department Of Defense |

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst awarded her monthly “Squeal Award” to the Pentagon on Thursday for wasteful government spending. Ernst gave the award to the Department of Defense for the month of May partly because of its purchase of 25 coffee cups valued at $1,220 each. The “Squeal Award” is part of the “Make ‘Em Squeal” campaign, which is meant ...

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Three Dead After Southwest Missouri Storm

Three people are dead with several others injured in southwestern Missouri due to a tornado, the Missouri Department of Public Safety tweeted. The deaths were reported Wednesday evening after a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri around 11:45 p.m, according to AccuWeather. Law enforcement can confirm three fatalities in the Golden City area of Barton County and several injuries in ...

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Washington State Legalizes Composting Of Human Bodies

Washington became the first state to allow composting of human bodies as an alternative to being buried or cremated when Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the legislation Tuesday. Now, licensed facilities are allowed to offer “natural organic reduction.” This process takes several weeks, and involves mixing a body with wood chips, straw and other substances. The body eventually turns ...

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