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Man accused of stabbing five at Hanukkah celebrations pleads not guilty

Man accused of stabbing five at Hanukkah celebrations pleads not guilty

Grafton Thomas, a 37 year old who has been accused of stabbing five people with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration pleaded not guilty to charges of federal hate crime on Monday. The stabbing incident took place at the house of a Hasidic rabbi.

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Jersey City kosher market shooters planned attack for months: Authorities

Jersey City kosher market shooters planned attack for months: Authorities

David Anderson and Francine Graham who fatally shot four people at a kosher grocery in Jersey City last month planned an assault for some time and were equipped to cause even greater destruction. Authorities said they had found materials in the assailants’ vehicle for building improvised explosive devices that could have injured or killed people ’as far as five football fields away’.

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Mueller probe witness George Nader pleads guilty to child sex crimes

Mueller probe witness George Nader pleads guilty to child sex crimes

George Nader, a key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of shipping an underage boy to the U.S. for sex and possessing child pornography. Both of these crimes occurred years before Nader served as an informal foreign policy adviser to the Trump transition after the 2016 election.

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California crews dismantle 3-story ’treehouse’ homeless shelter

California crews dismantle 3-story ’treehouse’ homeless shelter

Authorities in California removed a large, three-story treehouse that was built illegally in northwestern Los Angeles on Wednesday as the local government works to clear a homeless encampment said to be inhabited by 100 people. The cleanup is part of a four-phase public safety effort that began in August amid numerous brush fires, and most recently a flood rescue in the area.

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Harvard professor sues New York Times over story related to Epstein

Harvard professor sues New York Times over story related to Epstein

A Harvard Law School professor sued The New York Times, claiming it engaged in ’clickbait defamation’ by falsely suggesting he once approved of accepting donations from the late accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In the lawsuit, Lawrence Lessig contends the Times published a ’sensationalized, false and defamatory ’clickbait’ headline and lede’ that was the ’direct opposite’ of his position.

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’American Factory’, made by Obamas’ production company, lands Oscar nomination

’American Factory’, made by Obamas’ production company, lands Oscar nomination

Higher Ground Productions, a production company owned by Barack and Michelle Obama made a documentary titled ’American Factory’, which landed an Oscar nomination on Monday. Reacting to the news, the former President tweeted and said that he was glad to see the film being nominated for the ’Best Documentary’ award.

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Family of dead crew member sue California dive boat operator

Family of dead crew member sue California dive boat operator

The family of the lone crew member to die in a boat fire that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel’s owners Monday. The lawsuit by the family of Alexandra ’Allie’ Kurtz claimed the owners of the Conception knew the boat was unseaworthy and it lacked required smoke detectors and fire equipment and did not have adequate emergency exits.

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Massive blaze rips through NJ apartment buildings

Massive blaze rips through NJ apartment buildings

Firefighters battled a seven-alarm fire Sunday night that tore through two apartment buildings under construction in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Bound Brook police advised nearby residents to listen to emergency personnel evacuating people from homes. No major injuries were reported.

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Gigi Hadid called as potential juror in Weinstein rape trial

Gigi Hadid called as potential juror in Weinstein rape trial

Model Gigi Hadid was a part of the potential jurors for the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Hadid informed the court that she had met with Weinstein before as well as actress Salma Hayek, who may called as a witness during the trial. She believes she can remain impartial as a juror, despite these meetings.

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Man found alive after three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

Man found alive after three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

After spotting an SOS stamped in the snow Alaskan authorities in a helicopter found the man they had been asked to check on by some people concerned for his welfare after having no contact with him for over three weeks. The rescued man stated his cabin burned down and he survived on the rations he was able to save from the fire.

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’Didn’t see’ specific intelligence about suggested embassy attack, says Esper

’Didn’t see’ specific intelligence about suggested embassy attack, says Esper

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday that he did not see intelligence that supported the belief that the slain Iranian general was plotting attacks against four U.S. embassies. Esper said he shared President Trump’s view that planning was underway. ’What the president said was he believed there probably and could’ve been attacks against additional embassies, Esper added.

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Oregon girl dead, boy missing after being swept into ocean

Oregon girl dead, boy missing after being swept into ocean

A girl, 7, is dead and her brother, 4, is missing after they and their father were swept into the ocean on the Oregon coast amid a high-surf warning. The father was hospitalized. The incident happened Saturday when the father was holding the two children when a wave swept all three into the water at about 12:30 pm in the Falcon Cove area. The search for the boy was suspended once it became dark.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy has confirmed that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to co-host the Golden Globes in 2021. Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the 77th annual Golden Globes recently, where his opening monologue and razor sharp jokes went viral and were heavily celebrated online. Gervais also made attendees a little too uncomfortable on their empty political activism.

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US to expel a dozen Saudi trainees in wake of Florida naval base shooting

US to expel a dozen Saudi trainees in wake of Florida naval base shooting

The US military has said that more than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military bases will be expelled from the country in the aftermath of a Pentagon review of the deadly Dec. 6 at a Florida base. The Saudi personnel being expelled are not accused of aiding the Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors.

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Florida man charged with impersonating Trump Marine One security guard

Florida man charged with impersonating Trump Marine One security guard

A former Marine allegedly impersonated a security team member for Marine One (President Trump’s helicopter) and breached two checkpoints last week at Palm Beach International Airport. Brandon Magnan from Florida is charged with false personation of an officer or employee of the US. Court documents show Magnan was dishonorably discharged about 10 years ago for ’serious offenses’.

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Storms sweep southern US, midwest as death toll rises to 11

Storms sweep southern US, midwest as death toll rises to 11

Thousands remained without electrical power Sunday after weekend storms ravaged parts of the Southeast and Midwest, causing deaths of 11 people, including 2 first responders. Fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a deadly tornado. A man drowned in Oklahoma and the storms even touched the Midwest with at least one death on an icy highway in Iowa.

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Trump speaks to Ohioans about Nobel Peace Prize going to PM of Ethiopia

Trump speaks to Ohioans about Nobel Peace Prize going to PM of Ethiopia

Speaking to supporters at a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, US President Trump spoke about having been overlooked for last year’s Nobel Peace Prize. ’I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country’, Trump was referring to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed who worked to stop the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.

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Probe into deer abuse video leads to charges for teenagers

Probe into deer abuse video leads to charges for teenagers

Pennsylvania investigators have filed charges against two teenagers who recorded themselves abusing a wounded deer they had just shot. Alexander Smith, 18, and an unidentified juvenile, 17, were arrested and charged with animal cruelty and other crimes. The video shows one teen kicking the injured deer in the face as the other stands on one of the animal’s hind legs.

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Three dead in Louisiana following severe storms

Three dead in Louisiana following severe storms

Authorities in Louisiana have said that at least three people died following a severe storm. The bodies of an elderly couple were found near their demolished trailer. A search for more possible victims was underway. In Arkansas and Missouri, tornadoes destroyed homes and also caused damage in Oklahoma.

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Mother left infant who drowned in tub for ’me time’

Mother left infant who drowned in tub for ’me time’

A Tennessee woman has been arrested in connection with the bathtub drowning of her 11-month-old son. Lindsee Leonardo, 32, is charged with first-degree murder as well as aggravated child abuse. She admitted to having left the boy in the bathtub in 4-6 inches of water along with her 23-month-old child, after which she stepped outside for a smoke and ’me time’.

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