School district pulls assignment asking students whether Parkland shooter should die

Broward County Schools has pulled an assignment asking 9th graders whether they think suspected Parkland gunman Nicholas Cruz should die. Interested in Parkland school shooting? The worksheet, titled ‘Does Nikolas Cruz deserve to die,” was given to ninth-grade students at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs Friday and was provided by an academic subscription service by the Scholastic Corporation […]

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Suspect arrested in kidnapping and killing of Hania Aguilar

A suspect has been arrested in the kidnapping and killing of Hania Aguilar, the 13-year-old girl who was abducted from her North Carolina home last month, the FBI announced Saturday. Michael Ray McLellan, 34, was arrested in connection with the murder of the girl, according to the FBI and the Lumberton Police Department. He has been charged with murder, forcible […]

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Charlottesville car rammer found guilty of first-degree murder

The man who rammed his car into a crowd at the Charlottesville rally in 2017 where one counter-protester was killed and others injured has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Interested in Charlottesville? Suspect James Alex Fields was on trial for the death and injuries he is accused of causing when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, […]

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US Gymnastics, reeling from abuse scandal, files for bankruptcy

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday (Dec 5), the latest blow for an organisation that has struggled to recover from scandal after former national team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused hundreds of gymnasts. The organisation filed for protection from creditors in US Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis, according to court records. “Our organisation […]

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Attack on Orthodox Jew investigated as possible hate crime: NYPD

Police are searching for a suspect who punched an Orthodox Jewish man in New York City just two days before the start of Hanukkah. The incident occurred Friday about 6:40 p.m. in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, according to the NYPD. Surveillance video shows a man sneaking up behind the victim and punching him. ABC station WABC is reporting that the victim […]

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Paradise students displaced by deadly Camp Fire head back to school

Students displaced by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, are returning to school for the first time since the deadly fire leveled most of their town. Interested in Wildfires? Paradise Elementary students will be attending classes today in Oroville, about 20 miles south of Paradise, where nearly 30,000 residents were forced to relocate after the wildfire. Students at the town’s […]

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‘Start Here’: Pelosi, soldiers killed, GM. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Thanks for choosing to start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? 1. Hyde-Smith wins in Mississippi as Democrats vote on House leadership Last night in Mississippi, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith won her senate runoff race to become the 53rd Republican in the upcoming Senate. In the House, Democrats flipped 39 seats in the midterms […]

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New details: Thousand Oaks mass shooter fired over 50 rounds

The suspected Thousand Oaks gunman was carrying seven high-capacity, 30-round magazines when he stormed the Borderline Bar & Grill earlier this month, authorities said. The magazines are illegal to buy or possess in California but easy to attain in neighboring states. Twelve people, including a sergeant with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, were shot dead at the bar on Nov. […]

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Jury selection begins in murder trial for alleged Charlottesville car attacker

Lawyers in Virginia are working to pick the jury that will hear the case against James Alex Fields, the man who faces charges for ramming his car into a crowd during the infamous white nationalist rally that rocked Charlottesville in 2017. Fields faces a first-degree murder charge for killing counter-protester Heather Heyer in the incident. He also faces eight other […]

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Northeast yearning for warmer weekend after record cold

Record lows were set on Thanksgiving in several cities throughout the Northeast, including Buffalo, Burlington, Hartford, Newark, Rochester and Syracuse. Interested in Weather? At 19 degrees on Thursday morning, it was the second-coldest Thanksgiving ever in New York City — where it’s still extremely cold this morning. More records could fall today. A milder air mass is heading toward the […]

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