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Thief’s Patience Is Worth $13K in Jewelry

October 20, 2019 |

A patient thief managed to make off with $ 13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for…
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FBI Throws Cold Water on ‘Poisoned Alcohol’ Theory

October 20, 2019 |

Looks like three of the Americans found dead in the Dominican Republic in recent months died of natural causes, CNN reports. That’s based on FBI toxicology tests of Nathaniel Holmes, Cynthia Day, and Miranda Schaup-Werner, whose May deaths helped trigger a scare over allegedly counterfeit or poisoned alcohol in the…
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Coach Disarmed Student, Showed Him ‘Compassion’

October 20, 2019 |

Surveillance video of an armed student shows how he was treated after being disarmed: with a hug. Keanon Lowe, a football coach and security guard at Parkrose High School in Portland, Oregon, garnered media attention after disarming Angel Granados-Diaz at the school in May. Now video obtained by KOIN through…
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Diplomat Says He Warned Biden’s Office About Hunter

October 19, 2019 |

A career diplomat says he voiced concerns about Joe Biden’s son, but little did it do. In closed-door testimony this week, George Kent told congressional investigators he’d warned the office of then-Vice President Biden about his son’s position at a Ukrainian energy company, sources tell the Washington Post . The deputy…
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Boris Sends the EU 2 Letters. Only 1 Is Signed

October 19, 2019 |

Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asked the European Union late Saturday to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his divorce deal, the AP reports. But the defiant Johnson also made clear that he personally opposed delaying the UK’s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31….
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Woman Found Living in Van With 300 Rats

October 19, 2019 |

A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up—all 300 of them, the AP reports. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman’s van near Del Mar on Oct. 8. Authorities found rats…
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A Defense of Elizabeth Holmes

October 19, 2019 |

She is perhaps the most vilified CEO—now former CEO—in the country. But in a lengthy analysis at RealClearMarkets , the site’s editor stakes out a strong defense of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes . “My take is that with time Holmes will be vindicated as a visionary whose main ‘offense’ was…
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China Cancels Tarantino’s Latest Movie—But Why?

October 19, 2019 |

Chinese audiences hoping to see Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie are going to have to wait—maybe for an illegal copy. China’s National Film Administration has abruptly canceled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ‘s Oct. 25 release without giving an official explanation, Los Angeles Magazine reports. But sources tell the…
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A New Kind of Apple Is Coming

October 19, 2019 |

They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It’s not a video game, a superhero, or the title of a Grateful Dead song. It’s a new variety of apple, coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1, the AP reports. Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state,…
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Streets Littered With Bodies After Failed Raid in Mexico

October 19, 2019 |

Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The gun battle Thursday paralyzed the…
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