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    Reports: Man surrenders after taking two hostages at Paris post office

    PARIS, France – One week after a deadly hostage situation in France, authorities say they are investigating another hostage situation. Authorities say at least two people were held at gunpoint at a post office in Colombes, which is located on the northwestern outskirts of Paris. According to the International Business Times, the hostage-taker is a client who “seems to have lost his head.”  At this point, police do not believe the situation is connected to last week’s terror attacks. The […]

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    Police: Man arrested after allegedly tattooing wife against her will

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WLEX) – A Kentucky man has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged assault on his wife. According to WLEX, Michael Joseph is facing an array of charges after allegedly holding his wife at gunpoint while tattooing the word “slut” on her back. Officials say Joseph became jealous and accused his wife of contacting her ex-boyfriend. After the pair arrived home, authorities say Joseph grabbed a gun and told the victim he was going to tattoo something […]

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    President Obama signs proposal to allow federal workers more time off after having a child

    WASHINGTON – President Obama signed a presidential memorandum allowing federal workers more paid time off following the birth of a child. The proposal gives federal employees six weeks of paid administrative leave for the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child. Current policy states that federal employees with less than three years of service get four hours of annual leave per pay period. Thursday’s memorandum gives new mothers time to recuperate after child-birth, even if they had not accrued […]

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    School district’s new security plan raising eyebrows, concerns

    VALLEY, Ala. (WVTM) – In the light of recent school shootings, many school districts are looking at new ways to protect students. While most districts are discussing added security or door locks, one Alabama school district says it is giving the students the power to stop an intruder. W.F. Burns Middle School is asking its students to bring canned food items to class in case of an emergency. During a lockdown situation, students are trained to block the classroom door […]

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    Arkansas gun range owner defends decision to ban Muslims

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – An Arkansas gun range owner is defending her decision to ban Muslims from her business. The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range welcomes anyone except Muslims. Jan Morgan, the owner, says she made the decision to keep her gun range a “Muslim-free zone” in the name of safety. In an article on her website, she states the Koran contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror. Hundreds of fans support her, but not everyone feels the same. […]

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    “All is forgiven,” Charlie Hebdo to release first magazine following deadly attack

    PARIS – As thousands of people marched in France following a deadly attack on a satirical magazine, workers decided to move forward with the magazine’s latest issue. Inside the temporary offices of Charlie Hebdo, surviving staff members were working on the issue, which is due out on Wednesday. The company’s attorney confirmed the issue will include cartoon depictions of Mohammed. According to Liberation’s Twitter account, the cover features a cartoon depiction of Mohammed shedding a tear and holding a ‘Je […]

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    69 people die after drinking home-brewed beer

    MOZAMBIQUE – At least 69 people died over the weekend after drinking home-brewed beer. The mass poisoning occurred when people attending a funeral in Mozambique fell ill. Doctors said they first started to receive lots of patients with diarrhea and muscle pain. This quickly escalated into a health crisis. With at least 69 people now dead, doctors say at least 169 people remain in the hospital. Samples of the brew and suspicious objects found inside the drum have been sent […]

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    Teen bullied on Facebook after trying to sell prom dress, community comes to her defense

    SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WSMV) – Kristen Layne says the night of her junior prom was “the best night of her life.” The 18-year-old wore a dress that made her feel like a princess to the  prom at White House High School last year. “I said, ‘That’s mine. That’s going to be mine,” Layne recalled when she spotted the dress. She decided to sell her dress through a group on Facebook, but did not expect the backlash she would receive from […]

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    Health department: 6-year-old’s death not a public health risk

    OOLOGAH, Okla. – Classes are canceled for a second straight day for an Oklahoma school district following the tragic death of a kindergarten student. The concern began on Tuesday when 6-year-old Jenny Yang suddenly contracted a fever and passed away hours later. Yang’s death caused panic across the Oologah-Talala Public School District, with some parents concerned about the possibility of a fatal illness spreading to other students. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused Yang’s sudden death. District superintendent, […]

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    Fourth grade students accused of plotting to poison their teacher

    ELBA, New York – Sheriff’s deputies say some fourth graders plotted to poison their teacher. The teacher told her students at the beginning of the year that she has a severe allergy to hand sanitizer. According to WHEC, the students talked about spreading sanitizer on things they knew their teacher would touch. The notes from the sheriff’s report say the fourth grade girls “planned to kill the teacher by placing hand sanitizer on various items that the teacher would come in […]

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    Measles outbreak in California linked to Disneyland

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Some recent visitors to Disneyland left the theme park with a souvenir they won’t forget. Public health officials in California and Utah confirmed nine cases of the measles on Wednesday. All of the patients were visitors to either Disneyland or the Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim. Disneyland says it is working with the health department to investigate a measles outbreak linked to the park. Health officials say there have been seven confirmed cases of measles in […]