• 2 Chicago Police Officers Die After Being Struck By Train
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    (Chicago Tribune via AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train Monday as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city’s far South Side. Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were pursuing a person who had headed toward train tracks and were hit shortly... Read more »
  • Man Tried To Pay For Mcdonald’s With Bag Of Weed
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    Susan Chiang PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald’s drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove... Read more »
  • Kenneka Jenkins’ Mom Files $50M Lawsuit Against Hotel One Year After She Was Found Dead In Freezer
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    Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty More than a year after her daughter’s body was found in a hotel freezer, Kenneka Jenkins’ mother has announced that she is suing the Rosemont establishment for $50 million dollars in damages. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tereasa Martin alleges that the Crowne Plaza hotel staff,... Read more »
  • Global Voter Suppression Efforts Against Black Americans Are Confirmed In New Report
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    A new report detailed how the Russians specifically targeted African-American voters in the 2016 election to help President Donald Trump win—adding to domestic efforts to suppress the Black vote. The New York Times obtained an advanced copy of the report that was released on Monday, and it found that a Russian-backed... Read more »
  • Will New York’s Recreational Weed Plan Ignore Marijuana Convictions?
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    Source: Stephenie Hollyman / Getty The news that New York was aiming to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use by next year was met with a sigh of relief being collectively being exhaled by advocates who have long been lobbying for the legislation. But while Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s landmark announcement Monday... Read more »
  • Child Abuse Climbs After Friday Report Cards, Study Says
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    Medioimages/Photodisc Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the specific day kids got their grades. But their study of... Read more »
  • Bank Pays Off Single Mom’s $150,000 Student Loan Debt
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    Jasmin Ford got her Christmas miracle this year when Fifth Third Bank decided to pay off $150,000 in student loan debt. The Ohio-based bank gave Ford, a 30-year-old nurse and single mother, a little taste of Christmas magic. “I still can’t find the words,” Ford told Good Morning America. “I’m off work again today and I’m... Read more »
  • Cameron Sterling, 18-Year-Old Son Of Alton Sterling, Accused Of Raping 8-Year-Old
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    (The Advocate) Cameron Sterling, the son of Alton Sterling, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 8-year-old boy he was supposed to be babysitting. According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Advocate, when confronted by the boy’s mother, Sterling reportedly didn’t deny an incident occurred while he was watching after the child;... Read more »
  • Ohio Police Kill Teen, Charge His Girlfriend With Murder
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    (Screenshot NBC4i) After shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy, Columbus police have charged a 16-year-old girl with his murder.  They allege that even though the teen was killed by a member of their SWAT team, it was all her fault. According to the Columbus Dispatch, on December 7, Columbus police set up an undercover... Read more »
  • Philadelphia Born Man Sues ICE After It Nearly Deports Him To Jamaica
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    A Florida man filed a lawsuit after he was nearly deported to Jamaica despite law enforcement having evidence of his citizenship. Peter Sean Brown was born in Philadelphia and was unlawfully detained by the Monroe County Florida Sheriff’s Office. They threatened him with deportation to Jamaica and mocked his pleas for help. Now he’s teamed... Read more »