Chicago gang member charged in murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee as cops eye 2 more suspects: ‘That gang just signed its death warrant’


Chicago cops arrested a hard-hearted gang member in the murder of 9-year-old boy, finally charging a man they questioned immediately after the shooting, as police eye two more suspects. Police suspect a trio of gang members killed Tyshawn Lee earlier this monthafter luring the boy away from a neighborhood basketball court. Corey Morgan, 27, was charged with first-degree murder Friday ...

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Reporter Serge Kovaleski, whom Donald Trump says he’s never seen before, spent the day with the billionaire while covering his 1989 airline launch for the Daily News


The reporter Donald Trump claims he’s never seen before says he spent a whole day with the bombastic billionaire while working for the Daily News — and he’s drawn Trump’s ire before. Serge Kovaleski, now a New York Times reporter, said he closely covered Trump’s launch of an airline in 1989. “I spent the entire day with Trump, along with ...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 21 At Religious Procession In Nigeria


A male suicide bomber hit a procession of Shi’ite Muslims in Nigeria’s Kano state as they walked to the city of Zaria to pay homage to their founder in the country, security sources and a Shi’ite leader said. Muhammad Turi said that 21 people had been killed and more wounded. Police said there were casualties but they could not confirm ...

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LA Times To Be Sold To Philanthropist Eli Broad, Says Rupert Murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had “strong word” that the Tribune Publishing Co’s newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad. Murdoch, who is also co-chairman of 21st Century Fox , ...

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Laquan McDonald Protests Shut Down Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’

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Hundreds of protesters in Chicago shut down Michigan Avenue on Friday as part of a march along the city’s “Magnificent Mile.” The demonstrators took to the streets to bring attention to the 2014 police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, whose death occurred under dramatically different circumstances than those described in official police accounts, video released last week shows. Jason Van Dyke, ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Black Friday brings grief for family of Long Island Walmart worker trampled to death by wild shoppers in 2008

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When the Damour family gathers now for Thanksgiving dinner it’s always tinged with sadness — and Black Friday is even worse. Their “gentle giant” relative, Jdimytai Damour, was trampled to death by a mob of wild shoppers who smashed through the doors of a Long Island Walmart on Black Friday seven years ago. “It’s very difficult to cope,” his cousin, ...

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Barack Obama pleas for Americans to welcome Syrian refugees; ‘So much of our greatness comes from our generosity’


Comparing the plight of Syrian refugees to the pilgrims who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621, President Obama made a holiday plea Thursday for Americans to accept the migrants with open arms. “So much of our greatness comes from our generosity,” he said in his weekly radio address. Obama has committed to accept 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria this year ...

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The Other Laquan McDonalds: More Questionable Killings by Chicago Police


Chicago cops killed 19 males last year. Autopsies, police statements, and media reports for several of those killings do not add up. Laquan McDonald was one of 19 men killed by the Chicago Police Department last year. As national media turns its attention to the city following the release of video showing McDonald being killed in what prosecutors say was ...

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Chicago Protesters Ready Black Friday March For Laquan McDonald


CHICAGO (AP) — After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city’s most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday ...

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Trump Mocking Physical Disabilities Is Nothing New

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Donald Trump apparently mocking a reporter’s joint condition has been called a “new low” for his campaign, but in reality it’s not the first time the Republican candidate has come under fire for remarks on physical disabilities. Trump incited backlash this week after he did an impression of The New York Times’ reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a condition that ...

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Obama Hints He Might Use Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hinted at possible plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison through executive action as he signed an updated national defense authorization bill on Wednesday. This is the sixth consecutive year that lawmakers have inserted language into the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, that outlaws the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to U.S. soil. Because there ...

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Donald Trump’s marathon of meanness reaches new low, mocks reporter’s physical handicap during campaign rally


Now, he’s even trumped himself. Donald Trump’s marathon of meanness reached a new low when the presidential candidate mocked a reporter’s physical handicap during a campaign rally. Trump, speaking to supporters in South Carolina on Tuesday, was defending his remarks about Muslims in Jersey City supposedly celebrating 9/11 when he called out reporter Serge Kovaleski — whose Washington Post article ...

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Obama Reminds Us That Pilgrims Were Refugees Once, Too


By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) — President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want ...

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Video released of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke – WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO


Gut-wrenching video of the violent final moments of black teen Laquan McDonald — shot 16 times by a white cop — was finally released Tuesday amid pleas for peace from Chicago officials. The 13-second dashcam clip starts with 17-year-old McDonald crumpling to the ground after Officer Jason Van Dyke fires at him. For the next several seconds, the teen twitches ...

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