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Making sure the homeless and less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving

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Las Vegas massacre gunman fired over 1,100 rounds, sheriff says

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Police release name of man killed in New Albany double shooting

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Clifton man shot in stomach during Paterson robbery

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Baltimore officer was killed with his own gun, police say

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Closing energy gap would help poorest countries develop

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Drug dealer ordered to pay for funeral of teen who overdosed
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati man authorities say sold a lethal dose of fentanyl to a 17-year-old has been ordered to pay the teen's family the funeral costs. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett sentenced 29-year-old Michael Chandler to nearly 17 years in prison Monday and ordered Chandler to pay $9,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to drug distribution. The teen, identified in court documents as J   Read More ...
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Migrants Cleared From Manus Camp, and a New Phase Begins
Photo The Papua New Guinea authorities cleared the Manus Island detention center Friday, sending hundreds of asylum seekers to new facilities on the island and ending the standoff that had been escalating since Australia decommissioned the center on Oct. 31. Video footage from inside the camp on Thursday showed scenes of chaos. With asylum seekers screaming, immigration officials could be seen using long metal poles to rifle through the men’s belongings and push them from the camp where they have been living since they were first placed on Manus by Australia in 2013   Read More ...
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Peace in Colombia fragile year after historic deal with FARC
BOGOTA, Colombia – When rebel commander Rodrigo Londono signed a peace deal committing his troops to laying down their weapons, it was heralded as the best chance in decades to end Latin America's oldest and bloodiest armed conflict. But as war-weary Colombia marks the first anniversary of the peace accord's signing on Friday, the hopeful mood has dimmed. While the guerrillas' guns have been silenced, implementation of the historic deal is flagging, according to several outside observers supporting the peace process   Read More ...
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Formerly homeless men host Thanksgiving dinner for people still struggling
ATLANTA - Each year, countless organizations host Thanksgiving meals for those dealing with homelessness. But Tuesday night, one Atlanta group will offer a meal prepared by those intimately acquainted with the struggle. Covenant Community and All Saints’ Episcopal Church will team up for the 24th year to host homeless individuals for dinner, with a meal prepared by the formerly homeless. Men with Covenant Community began cooking at 8 a   Read More ...
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Peace in Colombia fragile year after historic deal with FARC
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When rebel commander Rodrigo Londono signed a peace deal committing his troops to laying down their weapons, it was heralded as the best chance in decades to end Latin America's oldest and bloodiest armed conflict. But as war-weary Colombia marks the first anniversary of the peace accord's signing on Friday, the hopeful mood has dimmed. While the guerrillas' guns have been silenced, implementation of the historic deal is flagging, according to several outside observers supporting the peace process   Read More ...
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1 dead, 8 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings
CHICAGO -- A man was killed and eight other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which began Wednesday night. The fatal shooting happened early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. James Jones, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office   Read More ...
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Rwanda offers to host African migrants stranded in Libya
NEW YORK — In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry said Rwanda was “horrified” that “African men, women, and children who were on the road to exile have been held and turned into slaves   Read More ...
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The worst Black Friday brawls (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)
Call it Black-eye Friday. Since around 1952, the day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the official start to America’s Christmas shopping season, but only until recently have we been able to witness to what lengths people will go to get a deal, thanks to the rise of smartphones that can instantly capture video. As you perhaps wind down from your own godforsaken excursion into the land of commerce this post-holiday weekend, take a look back at some of the most insane brawls to breakout on Black Friday   Read More ...
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How graffiti artists turned former warring areas into a giant artwork for peace
Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani were born during the dark years of their country's civil war, which raged between 1975 and 1990. In recent weeks, fears of a return to violence have surfaced in the wake of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation and subsequent suspension of that decision. But the twin brothers, aged 34, are keen to show there's more to their home nation and the wider region than just bullets, bombs and conflict   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp
CANBERRA, Australia – Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only camp on Manus Island over two days and took them by bus to residences in the nearby town of Lorengau   Read More ...
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Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president’s spokesman said on Friday. Ending the nearly half-century long conflict, in which more than 40,000 people have been killed, was among Duterte’s priorities since he took office in June last year. “We find it unfortunate that their members have failed to show their sincerity and commitment in pursuing genuine and meaningful peaceful negotiations,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement late Thursday   Read More ...
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Refugees Who Refused to Leave Manus Island Detention Camp Have Been Forcibly Removed
(CANBERRA, Australia) — Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only camp on Manus Island over two days and took them by bus to residences in the nearby town of Lorengau   Read More ...
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2 hurt after shots fired inside Seattle nightclub
SEATTLE (AP) - Police say two people were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle police say two groups of people began firing at each other after a fight at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the club called Chop Suey. Police say people attending a show fled when gunshots were fired. Police found no victims at the club, but say one victim went to an urgent-care clinic with a gunshot wound to the arm   Read More ...
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Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department's forensics lab is working with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only camp on Manus Island over two days and took them by bus to residences in the nearby town of Lorengau   Read More ...
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One adult dead, juvenile wounded in officer-involved shooting in St. Louis City
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - An adult male is dead and a teenager wounded following an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis City. The shooting happened shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of College Avenue and Conde Street, in the College Hill neighborhood of north city. According to interim St. Louis Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole, two officers were in a marked patrol car when a vehicle pulled out from an alley and struck a curb   Read More ...
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Making sure the homeless and less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving
ST. LOUIS, MO – Food trucks spent Thanksgiving serving homeless people on the streets of downtown St. Louis and at the Brass Rail Restaurant in O’Fallon Missouri. They donated and delivered close to 7,000 dinners to families in need throughout the area. Hundreds have been working since Sunday to feed thousands. Volunteers at the Brass Rail Restaurant in O'Fallon have been cooking and working around the clock to prepare meals   Read More ...
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One man dead, a 14-year-old wounded, two suspects at large in police-related shooting
Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed a man and wounded a 14-year-old boy after the man pointed a gun at them, police said at a Thursday news conference. Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said the shooting happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday after the driver of a car lost control and the vehicle struck a curb in front of the officers as they patrolled the College Hill neighborhood of north St   Read More ...
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Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds
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Man denied gun sale claims racial discrimination
MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A man is speaking out to NBC12, claiming he was denied a gun purchase because he looked suspicious. Christopher Mason recorded a video of him being asked to leave Hopkins Gun and Tackle in Mechanicsville. The gun shop owner is now responding to the allegation and explaining his actions. A gun dealer has the right to deny a customer, even if that person passes a background check   Read More ...
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Suspect who shot and killed trooper located, shots fired
FREESTONE COUNTY, TX (KXXV) - The suspect who shot and killed a trooper in Fairfield has been located in Waller County, the Waller County Sheriff's Office said. Shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel. The Navarro County Sheriff's Department said the TxDPS trooper was shot and killed in Freestone County around 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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Las Vegas massacre gunman fired over 1,100 rounds, sheriff says
LAS VEGAS -- The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department's forensics lab is working with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence   Read More ...
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Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only camp on Manus Island over two days and took them by bus to residences in the nearby town of Lorengau   Read More ...
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Suspect who shot and killed trooper located, shots fired - | WBTV Charlotte
FREESTONE COUNTY, TX (KXXV) - The suspect who shot and killed a trooper in Fairfield has been located in Waller County, the Waller County Sheriff's Office said. Shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel. The Navarro County Sheriff's Department said the TxDPS trooper was shot and killed in Freestone County around 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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Blue Alert issued for suspect in Texas State Trooper shooting
Texas officials have issued a Blue Alert after a Texas State Trooper was shot and killed southeast of Dallas. Authorities are searching for Darbrett Black. He is a black male, 5’11” tall and weighs 175 pounds. He was last seen traveling North on I-45 in a 2012 Gray Chevrolet Malibu with Texas tag JDN-4273. The shooting happened in Freestone County which is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas   Read More ...
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U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters. David Kaye, U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, and Edison Lanza, who holds the same position at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will visit from Nov   Read More ...
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Son held without bail in father's fatal stabbing in West Garfield Park
Bail was denied Thursday for a 27-year-old West Side man who prosecutors say fatally stabbing his father in an alley while onlookers pleaded with him to stop his attack. Jimall Murphy faces first-degree murder charges in the Tuesday afternoon stabbing death of his father, Dennis Murphy, 53. Authorities never offered a motive for the slaying and two relatives who showed up for Thursday's hearing also said they didn't know what sparked the violent attack   Read More ...
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Massive manhunt underway after Texas trooper shot dead
A trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot and killed Thursday south of Dallas, according to local media. The shooting happened at about 4 p.m. A manhunt involving several law enforcement agencies is now underway. Dabrett Montreal Black has been named as the suspected gunman. His vehicle has been described as a gray 2012 Chevy Malibu with Texas license plate number JDN-4273   Read More ...
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Man denied gun sale claims racial discrimination - | WBTV Charlotte
MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A man is speaking out to NBC12, claiming he was denied a gun purchase because he looked suspicious. Christopher Mason recorded a video of him being asked to leave Hopkins Gun and Tackle in Mechanicsville. The gun shop owner is now responding to the allegation and explaining his actions. A gun dealer has the right to deny a customer, even if that person passes a background check   Read More ...
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Husband of Las Vegas shooting victim gets Thanksgiving Day surprise - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 36 Sekunden
Steve Melanson, husband of a woman shot during the Las Vegas shooting, provides a update on her recovery. Then he receives a surprise reunion with the man who helped save her life.   Read More ...
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Asian American officers allege racial discrimination in lawsuit against San Gabriel PD
Five Asian American police officers are suing the San Gabriel Police Department, alleging they were subjected to widespread discrimination and a hostile work culture in which managers used racial slurs and refused to hire or promote Asian officers. The officers allege that they were passed over for promotions, some up to three times, and coveted assignments in favor of non-Asian colleagues with less training and experience   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression'
Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park amid calls for donations and volunteers for the rest of the year. The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless men, women and children, according to Georgia Berkovich, its director of public affairs. Scheduled volunteer servers include gubernatorial candidate and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, entertainer Dick Van Dyke and actress Nicolette Sheridan   Read More ...
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They’re not Mormon but are building a Utah temple, and lawyers are helping for free
Now Dulal wants such a sacred space in the Beehive State, where he can join with about 2,000 Bhutanese refugees to practice their faith, preserve their traditions, and pass on their language. “Our younger children are forgetting how to speak it,” he says, “and our senior people are isolated and depressed in their apartments because they have no place to practice their rituals   Read More ...
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Man fatally shot in Milwaukee during argument
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 58-year-old man has been fatally shot in Milwaukee. Milwaukee police say the victim was shot Thursday morning during an argument. Officials say he was transported to a local hospital and later died from his injuries. Police say they have arrested a 32-year-old man and a 42-year-old man in connection with the case. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing   Read More ...
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German gets suspended sentence for attack on refugee shelter
BERLIN – A court has handed a 21-year-old German man a two-year suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service for an arson attack on a building housing child refugees. The Potsdam regional court convicted the defendant Thursday of attempted murder, attempted serious arson and property damage for the October 2016 attack in Jueterbog, south of Berlin. Nobody was injured. Judges concluded the man, who wasn't named due to German privacy rules, was motivated by a hatred of foreigners and wanted to impress his father   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving feasts in Texas cater to refugees, the homeless
DALLAS (AP) — Seven years ago, Samira Page and a small group of fellow refugees sat around her table where the guests experienced their first traditional American Thanksgiving Day feast. This year, the Iranian native invited about 400 refugees for the meal that has outgrown her home and become an annual event. "For some of these people, this is their first Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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'Our grandson was out just playing‘: Thanksgiving shooting leaves Des Moines neighbors troubled
Buy Photo. Des Moines police are investigating a shooting that occurred around the 3300 block of Wright Street around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police received a report of shots fired and found shell casings on the street, according to police. No injuries or property damage were reported. Neighbors were standing outside their homes watching as police investigated the crime in their area   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving feasts in Texas cater to refugees, the homeless
DALLAS (AP) — Seven years ago, Samira Page and a small group of fellow refugees sat around her table where the guests experienced their first traditional American Thanksgiving Day feast. This year, the Iranian native invited about 400 refugees for the meal that has outgrown her home and become an annual event. "For some of these people, this is their first Thanksgiving   Read More ...
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Woman with slashed throat ID's Florida murder suspect
A woman who had her throat slashed during a robbery managed to identify her attacker, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Now, three people are facing charges in connection with a fatal stabbing and knife attack at a home on Stock Island in the Keys. The sheriff's office said the incident stemmed from an earlier drug deal involving the woman who survived the attack at her home   Read More ...
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German gets suspended sentence for attack on refugee shelter
BERLIN (AP) — A court has handed a 21-year-old German man a two-year suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service for an arson attack on a building housing child refugees. The Potsdam regional court convicted the defendant Thursday of attempted murder, attempted serious arson and property damage for the October 2016 attack in Jueterbog, south of Berlin. Nobody was injured   Read More ...
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