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Wisconsin and Maryland shooters both had history of mental illness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two workplace shootings in two days. Two different attackers — one, a middle-aged man who fired at his coworkers at a software firm in Wisconsin — the other, a young woman who shot dead three employees at the Maryland warehouse where she worked. But on Friday, a common thread emerged between both …

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Owner of 3D-printed gun firm arrested in alleged sexual assault of a minor

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The owner of a controversial company that makes 3D-printed gun blueprints has reportedly been arrested in Taiwan after being accused in Texas of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old and then paying her $500. The U.S. Marshals Service is aware of suspect Cody Wilson’s arrest, the agency said in a statement Friday. “We are …

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More than 100 Uber Eats couriers block London streets in protest over change in pay

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — More than 100 Uber Eats couriers blocked roads in London on Thursday to protest what they said is a significant cut in pay by the company. The couriers, riding scooters and motorcycles, chanted “no money, no food” as they shut down traffic outside Uber Eats’s London headquarters for the second day in a …

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Mystery cat killings solved after three year investigation

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The mystery behind the killing and mutilation of more than 400 cats in London has been solved after a three-year investigation. The identity of the so-called “Croydon cat killer,” named after a section of London, was thought by some to be a white male in his 40s but it turns out the culprits …

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More than 100 dead after ferry sinks in Tanzania

iStock/Thinkstock(UKARA, Tanzania) — More than 100 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania Thursday. So far, 37 people have been rescued, but it is believed that hundreds more are missing and feared dead, the Associated Press reported. The exact number of passengers on the MV Nyerere ferry has …

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Pope Francis to tour Baltics, honor ‘those who have suffered for their faith’

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Following a troubling summer marred by clerical child abuse scandals, Pope Francis is heading eastwards to the Baltic States on his 25th trip as pontiff this Saturday. The four-day trip will take him to three Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The papal trip is also an occasion to “pay homage to those …

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Mitchell School Board member participates in USDA round-table regarding school nutrition programs

Mitchell School Board vice-president Neil Putnam and other local school officials from around the country recently participated in a round-table discussion with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Washington regarding improving school lunch programs. The meeting was part of Perdue’s effort to enact reforms to make school lunches more appealing by giving more control to …

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Local Sports for Friday September 21st

It was another great battle last night with two of the top five ranked teams in Class “AA” volleyball took to the court and this time the #4 ranked Kernels beat the #5 ranked Rough Riders of Sioux Falls Roosevelt in five sets to earn their ninth win of the season.  Scores in favor of …

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3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at home-operated daycare; suspect in custody: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three babies were among five people stabbed at a private daycare facility in New York City early Friday, police said. The victims were found just before 4 a.m. inside the home-operated daycare in the Flushing neighborhood of the city’s borough of Queens, police said. There were nine infants inside the house, three …

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5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Five people, including three children, were slashed by an employee of a home-operated daycare center in New York City, authorities said. Victims at the home, in Flushing, Queens, were discovered around 3:30 a.m. local time. Among the three children injured were two girls and one boy — all infants, authorities said. Victims …

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Bill Cosby to be sentenced next week

Mark Makela/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — After years of allegations of sexual violence from dozens of women which nearly all share common denominator accusations of being drugged and molested by the world-famous entertainer, Bill Cosby is facing the prospect of walking into a Pennsylvania courthouse next week, never to emerge a free man. For the first time …

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Rare case of undetected cancer passed from organ donor to 4 recipients results in 3 dead: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Four adults in the United Kingdom developed breast cancer after receiving vital organs from a single donor — three of the transplants recipients died, according to a recent case report. This case, published by the American College of Transplant Surgeons, has been labeled the first report of one donor with undetected breast cancer …

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California woman shot with paintball gun worries about safety of her attackers if she calls cops

KGO/ABC News(OAKLAND, Calif.) — A 24-year-old woman who says she was shot by a man using a paintball gun hesitated at first to call the police because she claimed she was worried officers might mistake his paintball gun for the real thing and fatally shoot him. The victim, who does not want to be identified, …

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Massachusetts man used toddler to steal prizes from claw machine at mall: Police

Salem New Hampshire Police Department(SALEM, N. H.) — A father who was captured on video allegedly using his toddler to steal toys and prizes out of a claw machine at a New Hampshire mall is now facing several charges. Anthony Helinski turned himself into police Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Helinski …

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DNA test reunites siblings abandoned separately in South Korea in 1984

Obtained By ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) — Justin Kragt was just 2 years old when he was found alone, crying outside a theater in Seoul, South Korea. A mile away in Seoul and some time later, a 4-year-old girl was found alone at a market. Inside her pocket, police found a note saying that she …

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She was in the ‘happiest moment’ of her life,’ says mother of slain DC jogger Wendy Martinez

WJLA(WASHINGTON) — Wendy Karina Martinez, the woman who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Washington, D.C., was living the “happiest moment” of her life, her mother said Thursday. The 35-year-old Martinez had just gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Danny Hincapie, last week and was looking forward to planning her wedding, her …

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Trump suggested Spain build a wall across African Sahara to stop migrants, minister says

iStock/Thinkstock(MADRID) — President Donald Trump urged Spain this summer to build a wall across the African Sahara to solve the migrant crisis in Europe, according to Spain’s foreign ministry. A ministry official told ABC News that Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell spoke at a lunch event this week in Madrid about Trump’s purported remarks on …

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New Jersey governor calls for sheriff to resign over racist remarks on Sikh attorney general

Bergen County Sheriffs Office(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for one of the state’s sheriffs to step down after the sheriff was purportedly recorded making racist comments about New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who is Sikh American. Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino allegedly made multiple controversial remarks in a Jan. …

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NYPD prepares for UN General Assembly in wake of UK nerve agent attacks

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Days before world leaders gather in New York City for the U.N. General Assembly, the NYPD is brushing up on how to prevent state-sponsored poisoning attempts. While police say there have been no specific poisoning threats in connection to the annual gathering, the NYPD has “compared notes” with authorities in the UK …

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