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    Texas school district warns its teachers may be armed

    MEDINA, Texas – They say don’t mess with Texas. You probably shouldn’t mess with its teachers either – at least in one school district. The Medina Independent School District put up a sign last week at one of its entrances, warning people teachers and staff there may be armed. “Please be aware that the staff at Medina ISD may be armed and will use whatever force is necessary to protect our students,” the sign reads. You've been warned: Texas school […]

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    Police: Mint worker smuggled $180K worth of gold in his rectum

    An employee at the Royal Canadian Mint is accused of smuggling $180K worth of gold in his rectum. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. Stop it. Stop making jokes in your head. Lester Lawrence is accused of transporting several cookie-sized gold pieces (important to note, if you are wondering about the physical logistics) called ‘pucks’ out of the Mint and selling them to a gold buyer. His dealings allegedly netted him almost $180K over the course of a few […]

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    NY, NJ bombings: What we learned from the complaint against Ahmad Khan Rahami

    The complaint against Ahmad Khan Rahami — the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings has been released. It provides a snapshot of the case being built against the 28-year-old, who was captured alive after a shoot-out with police Monday. FBI Special Agent Peter Fredrick Licata’s affidavit includes a description of the impact of the West 23rd Street blast and details evidence he alleges points to Rahami’s culpability. Here’s some of what we have learned: Destruction from the […]

  • Protests erupted in North Carolina after an officer fatally shot one man identifited as Keith Lamont Scott (pictured on right), while serving a warrant for a different person at an apartment complex in Charlotte on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
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    Charlotte police shooting: Protests erupt after officer kills man

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Violent protests erupted overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a police officer fatally shot a black man while trying to serve a warrant for a different man at an apartment complex. Police said the man killed, Keith Lamont Scott, had a gun. But his family members said he was carrying a book. Several hundred people gathered outside the complex Tuesday night, chanting “no justice, no peace!” and carrying signs reading “Black Lives Matter.” The officer who killed Scott, […]

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is the suspect of the Chelsea explosion in New York City on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

    Ahmad Khan Rahami: What we know about the bombing suspect

    (CNN) — In just a few days, Ahmad Khan Rahami went from virtually unknown to a suspected serial bomber. Police captured Rahami after a shootout Monday in New Jersey, ending the hunt for the man wanted for a New Jersey explosion and a bombing in New York that left 29 people injured. Sources say they believe Rahami is linked to an explosives-laden backpack found in Elizabeth, New Jersey — a city where Rahami had lived. While authorities believe they have […]

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    Those wrongly given citizenship higher than initially reported

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The number of individuals who were supposed to have been deported but were instead granted citizenship is far higher than initially reported. On Monday, the Inspector General reported that 858 individuals from “special interest countries” — meaning countries that are considered to be “of concern to the national security” of the US — were supposed to have been deported but were instead granted US citizenship. But the truth is even worse than reported, with more than 1,800 […]

  • Still from video that shows moments before Terence Crutcher was shot to death by Tulsa police officer

    Clinton: Tulsa shooting ‘unbearable,’ should be ‘intolerable’

    WHITE PLAINS, New York — Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the recent shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was “unbearable” and said “systemic racism” should not be tolerated. “We have got to tackle systemic racism,” Clinton said on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” “This horrible shooting again. How many times do we have to see this in our country?” Crutcher was shot and killed last week after his car broke down. The 40-year-old black man raised his hands above […]

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    Attorneys for family of Terence Crutcher speak on misinformation coming from police department

    TULSA, Okla. – One day after the Tulsa Police Department released video of a police officer shooting an unarmed man to death, his family’s attorneys are speaking out on the misinformation coming from the police department. From different angles, the videos show the same scene. An unarmed black man walks on a road with his hands in the air. Police officers follow closely behind him. He falls to the ground after one officer pulls the trigger. Now 40-year-old Terence Crutcher […]

  • Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, September 16, 2016 by a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Justice Department investigating Tulsa police shooting

    TULSA, Okla. – On August 16, Oklahoma twins Terence and Tiffany Crutcher celebrated their 40th birthday. Terence, a God-loving father who sang at church every week, had enrolled at a community college in Tulsa where he hoped to earn a degree. “I’m going to show you,” Terence recently texted his sister. “I’m going to make you all proud.” He never was able to follow through on that promise. On the night of September 16, exactly one month later, Crutcher’s SUV […]

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    The son of China’s richest man bought his dog eight iPhone 7s

    HONG KONG – Apple fans lined up across China last week to get their hands on the latest iPhone, while others tried to smuggle handsets in from Hong Kong. But, one iPhone user didn’t have to worry: Coco, an Alaskan malamute. Coco’s owner, Wang Sicong, son of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin (estimated worth $30 billion), bought her eight iPhone 7 handsets on the day of their release, according to photos posted on the dog’s verified Weibo social media account – China’s […]

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Gabbie Shell and Paul Pedersen are students at Mountain View High School in Vancouver. Both have Cerebral Palsy, the disease keeps them confined to a wheel chair and limits their ability to talk.

    Students at Vancouver high school help with special homecoming proposal for teens with cerebral palsy

    Vancouver, WA – It is that time of year, where high school students are getting butterflies about who they’re going to ask to the homecoming dance. For two Vancouver families, they never thought they’d see their kids headed off to the dance. Gabbie Shell and Paul Pedersen are students at Mountain View High School. Both have Cerebral Palsy, and the disease keeps them confined to a wheel chair and limits their ability to talk. So, going to a homecoming dance may […]