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DOJ files arrest warrant for illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle case

The Department of Justice unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant acquitted Thursday in Kate Steinle’s murder trial. Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Steinle on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015. The case sparked a widespread national debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. He was acquitted of first- and ...

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Cop taunts would-be killer with lube on way to prison: 'You are going to need a lot of this'

The police officer who Kevin Rojas nearly killed during a traffic stop turned up at his sentencing hearing with a prop: a tube of lubricant. (Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office). A police officer taunted the Jacksonville man who shot him multiple times last year by taking out a tube of K-Y Jelly personal lubricant in court Wednesday and saying, “You are going ...

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Black Friday sets online sales record; shoppers spend up to $1M per minute

With consumer confidence at its highest point in 17 years, shoppers spent billions online over Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  (The Associated Press) Buoyed by robust economic indicators, holiday shoppers smashed all-time online sales records on Thanksgiving and Black Friday by more than $1 billion, reports said. Deal-hungry customers spent as much as $1 million per minute on the Internet at ...

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NYPD to use secret weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' retrievers

NYPD Emergency Services dogs Vito, Tori, & Blue provide security ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Wednesday. (NYPD) The NYPD is doubling down on a new breed of security to defend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade: an elite team of Labrador retrievers specially trained to detect explosives on roving targets in large crowds. The dogs have completed the ...

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Mayor to Amazon: You’re offering 50,000 jobs? $5 billion in construction? Thanks, but no thanks

As of late, it seems like nearly every city in America is vying for the attention of Amazon in hopes of attracting the planned HQ2 campus of the multibillion-dollar corporation. The second headquarters for Amazon promises to create 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in construction, for starters.  The city where I am mayor – Little Rock, Ark. – used ...

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Woman fired after flipping off Trump's motorcade

FILE 2017: President Trump’s motorcade drives through New York City during the United Nations General Assembly.  (Reuters) The woman who flipped off President Trump’s motorcade last month said Monday that she was fired on Halloween for violating her employer’s code of conduct policy — but she vowed she would do it all over again if given the chance. Juli Briskman, ...

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Truck attack suspect is charged with terrorism offenses

NEW YORK –  Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group’s online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police gunfire, ...

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