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Arrest Made in Prank Call That Led to Fatal Police Shooting

December 31, 2017 |

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Los Angeles in connection with a “swatting” prank that left a 28-year-old Kansas man dead Thursday night, KWCH reports. Tyler Barriss, arrested Friday afternoon, is accused of making a false report to police. He was arrested two years ago in connection to a…
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Deputy ‘Just Made the Decision’ to Save Boy From Frozen Pond

December 27, 2017 |

With an 8-year-old boy under the ice of a frozen pond and time running out, “I just made the decision I was going to go get him,” says Sgt. Aaron Thompson. The Washington County, Utah officer was one of the first officers on the scene after the boy fell through…
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White House Denies Trump Made Racist Remarks at Meeting

December 24, 2017 |

In a New York Times deep dive into President Trump’s immigration agenda, which is “the product not of rigorous policy debate but of emotionally charged personal interactions and an instinct for tapping into the nativist views of white working-class Americans,” come reports of racist statements made by the president during…
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Astronaut Who Made History With Spacewalk Dies at 80

December 23, 2017 |

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died, the AP reports. He was 80. McCandless was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth. He traveled more than 300 feet away…
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Bizarre 1-Ounce Discovery Made on a Paris Rooftop

December 23, 2017 |

Urban scientists and Paris foodies are getting excited about a bizarre discovery atop a hotel near the Eiffel Tower: the first-ever wild truffle growing in the French capital. It’s just one 0.9-ounce winter truffle. But truffles normally sprout only in limited areas of southern Europe, and are so rare…
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NLRB overturns rule that made companies liable for franchisees’ and contractors’ workers

December 15, 2017 |

The National Labor Relations Board overturned a landmark Obama-era rule this week that had left companies vulnerable to lawsuits filed by employees of franchisees and contractors over labor violations.

Groups representing companies in industries such as restaurants, retail and home construction…


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Matt Lauer Made at Least One Company’s Top 10 List

December 13, 2017 |

Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google’s annual “Year in Search” results. Per the site, the results were culled “based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared…
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‘Breakthrough’ Made in Brexit Talks

December 8, 2017 |

Britain and the European Union made a significant step forward Friday in Brexit talks, officials said, after a flurry of overnight diplomacy by phone bridged differences over the Irish border . “I believe that we have now made the breakthrough that we needed,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at a…
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Arrest Made in Search for Missing 3-Year-Old

December 2, 2017 |

Tragic news in the search for Mariah Woods, the 3-year-old girl whose mother says she disappeared from her North Carolina home Sunday night: Police have arrested the mother’s live-in boyfriend and they say they believe the toddler is dead. Earl Kimrey, 32, was taken into custody Friday on charges including…
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