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Mar 16

Abuse investigation underway at home of Chiefs’ star wide receiver Tyreek Hill

Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) — A police investigation into the abuse of a child is underway at the home of Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill, according to police reports. Two police reports in the past two weeks detail an investigation into allegations of battery, child abuse and neglect at the Overland Park, …

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Mar 15

USPS to release ‘Sesame Street’ stamps in honor of show’s 50th anniversary

USPS(WASHINGTON) — Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, on their way to…the United States Post Service! The federal agency revealed this week that 16 iconic “Sesame Street” Muppets will be joining the ranks of new stamps being released in 2019. In a press release, USPS said the show is “one of the most influential and …

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Mar 15

What to know about the Muslim community in New Zealand targeted by deadly attack

Fiona Goodall/Getty Images(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) — The terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left at least 49 people dead has sent shockwaves throughout the world. “What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wrote on Twitter. “It has no place in New Zealand. Many …

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Mar 15

30,000 fentanyl pills seized in Arizona drug bust

Department of Interior(PHOENIX) —  The Interior Department announced Friday that agents on the department’s opioid task force seized about 30,000 fentanyl pills and other illegal drugs at U.S. points of entry on the Tohono O’odham Nation lands in Arizona. The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs launched an opioid task force with state, local …

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Mar 15

After 49 killed in mass shootings at 2 New Zealand mosques, prime minister vows, ‘our gun laws will change’

Diederik van Heyningen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) — After 49 people were gunned down in terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, the prime minister is vowing to change gun laws. At least one gunman carried out what is now the deadliest shooting in New Zealand history. Forty-two others were injured, …

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Mar 15

Northern California special education teacher faces allegations of allowing a fight club in his classroom

iStock/Ridofranz(CLOVERDALE, Calif.) —  A California special education teacher is facing multiple charges for allegedly creating and refereeing a “fight club” inside his classroom, according to a statement released by the Cloverdale Police Department. On March 7, police officials were informed by Cloverdale High School administrators that Federico Vargas was using his classroom to secretly have …

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Mar 15

The murder of reputed Gambino mob boss, Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali, was no quick hit: Sources

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Moments before a reputed mob boss was gunned down in front of his Staten Island, New York, home on Wednesday night, the alleged killer lured the unsuspecting man outside by crashing into his parked car, multiple police sources told ABC News. The unidentified hit man drove to Francesco “Franky Boy” …

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Mar 15

Cesar Sayoc, man accused of mailing bombs targeting prominent Democrats, to plead guilty: Court records

Johnny Louis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Cesar Sayoc, the suspect behind a campaign of letter bombs targeting prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, is expected to plead guilty next week, according to a federal court docket in New York. Sayoc, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested in October after allegedly mass-mailing explosive devices to top Democrats, CNN …

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Mar 15

After New Zealand massacre, US authorities search for copycats and links to America

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. authorities and international partners were scrubbing their databases on Friday to determine whether the man now in custody in New Zealand for allegedly launching the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s history has any links to their own countries. Police in New Zealand say the alleged gunman, described as …

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Mar 15

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter scrambling to contain video of New Zealand mosques shooting

iStock/Poligrafistka(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) — Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and other social media platforms are scrambling to contain the spread of videos and other material related to shootings at two mosques that marked the deadliest attack in New Zealand history. On Friday, at least 49 people were killed and dozens more injured by at least one …

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