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  • Several high school students in a Chicago suburb were taken to a local hospital after eating gummy bears some said may have been laced with marijuana. "This candy made those students both uncomfortable and sick," according to a statement from the Naperville School District. Students began showing up at the Naperville North High School nurse's office late morning Tuesday, reported CNN affiliate WLS.
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    Sickened students suspect marijuana-laced gummy bears

    CHICAGO – Several high school students in a Chicago suburb were taken to a local hospital after eating gummy bears some said may have been laced with marijuana. “This candy made those students both uncomfortable and sick,” according to a statement from the Naperville School District. Students began showing up at the Naperville North High School nurse’s office late morning Tuesday, reported CNN affiliate WLS. Fourteen students were taken to Edward Hospital for treatment. At least 12 of the students […]

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    Trump named Time Person of the Year

    NEW YORK — Time magazine has named Donald Trump its Person of the Year — calling him “President of the Divided States of America.” “I don’t think that we have ever seen one person, operating in such an unconventional way, have an impact on the events of the year,” said Time editor Nancy Gibbs. She called this year’s choice “one of the more straightforward years.” Trump beat runner-up Hillary Clinton for the distinction, which Gibbs said is given to the […]

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    7 teens with special needs rescued from locked room of ‘deplorable’ Texas house

    RICHMOND, Texas – Seven teens with special needs are recovering in the hospital after being rescued from the Texas home where they were forced to live together in a closet, authorities said. They were regularly locked in a closet with a deadbolt for so long that they urinated on themselves among the clothes and boxes. They had never attended school even though they were teenagers with special needs. One child with Down syndrome was found wearing a dirty diaper in the home in […]

  • Aml Elsokary, a 34-year-old Muslim-American, is an 11-year-veteran of the NYPD. She was wearing a hijab at the time of the incident, according to the NYPD.

    Muslim NYPD officer threatened, told “go back to your country”

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s “sick to my stomach” over an incident in which a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was reportedly threatened over the weekend by a man who said “I will cut your throat, go back to your country.” The officer, Aml Elsokary, said she had just dropped off her 16-year-old son in Brooklyn Saturday evening when a man begin arguing with the teen. When Elsokary, who was not in uniform, intervened, the man allegedly told […]

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    Dancing officer helps usher in donations for the Salvation Army

    Fundraising requires passion, commitment and, sometimes, skill. Officer Sean Bulow of the Cleveland Police Department in Tennessee proved this with his dance moves on Monday. As part of the Salvation Army’s ‘Battle of the Bells’ challenge, the CPD dueled the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office to see who could raise more money. Bulow took the challenge several shimmies further than most. “After a few minutes of ringing the bell, Bulow decided he would provide a little entertainment to encourage shoppers to […]

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    Cleaner in Saudi Arabia showered with gifts after social media mockery

    A cleaner in the capital of Saudi Arabia was given a set of gold jewels and promised thousands of riyals after he was ridiculed on social media when a photo of him staring at a jewelry shop display went viral. An Instagram user had mocked the cleaner, who is from Bangladesh but works in Riyadh, by posting the photo with a caption that read “he looks as though he is seeing trash.” The comment prompted an outpouring of support for […]

  • A member of the Air Force One crew looks out the front door of Air Force One after US President Barack Obama returned to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, January 8, 2015. Obama returns from a 2-day trip to Detroit, Michigan to speak about the economy before traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to speak about housing. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump wants to cancel Air Force One order from Boeing

    NEW YORK  — Donald Trump wants to cancel government plans to build two new Air Force One jets. The president-elect said in a tweet Tuesday that the new Boeing 747 jet that’s being built to carry “future presidents” already costs more than $4 billion, and that he wants to cancel the order. “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Asked by reporters […]

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Officials say at least nine people are dead and several are missing after a fire at a building in Oakland.

    Warehouse fire: What we know about the victims

    A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. These are among the 36 people who lost their lives Friday night in a fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse where an electronic dance party was being held. It’s one of the city’s deadliest blazes and the worst nightclub fire in more than a decade in the US, in terms of the number of victims. In 2003, 100 […]

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    ‘Pizzagate’ fake news leads to arrest after man fires gun in D.C. pizzeria while ‘investigating’

    NEW YORK — The Washington, D.C., pizzeria into which a man armed with an assault rifle strode on Sunday, allegedly to investigate for himself an Internet conspiracy theory, has been the target of harassment for weeks. It is not the only one: at least four other businesses in the area say they have also been targeted by believers in the false conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate,” and as the harassment continued they grew frustrated with what they say was a […]

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    Boy with Down syndrome, rejected by talent agency, begins modeling career

    ATLANTA – At long last, the modeling campaign for children’s clothing retailer OshKosh B’Gosh featuring a child with Down syndrome has begun. Asher Nash, of Buford, Georgia, is being featured in the ad campaign that began on December 2 and will run until the end of the month. Asher’s mother, Meagan, submitted photos of Asher to a modeling agency but never received a call back. Meagan eventually met with company executives at OshKosh B’Gosh, who then announced they would use […]

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    Contestant Halima Aden wears hijab, burkini to inspire others

    While most Americans were still recovering from Thanksgiving feast over the holiday weekend, Halima Aden was making history. The 19-year-old St. Cloud State University freshman walked across the Miss Minnesota USA pageant stage Saturday night draped from head to toe in a blue-embroidered burkini and a bright yellow headscarf. ‘Being different is beautiful, too’: Miss Minnesota USA contestant wears hijab, hoping to inspire others https://t.co/n1rTgsB2A0 pic.twitter.com/bW7a6TtXQ8 — CNN (@CNN) December 1, 2016 During the two-day beauty pageant, Aden showed only […]