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NYPD limits number of ‘get out of jail free cards’ issued to officers

New York Police Department (NYPD) officers are upset that they’ll be issued fewer police union cards to help family and friends dodge minor traffic violations this year. The New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) cut the number of “get out of jail free” courtesy cards that will be distributed to current police officers from 30 […]

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Whose fault? Tesla crashes into fire truck, driver blames autopilot (PHOTOS)

A Tesla Model S has rear-ended a fire truck parked on a freeway in the US. The driver, however, says it wasn’t his fault, blaming the state-of-the-art technology instead. On Monday morning, the Tesla car, going 65mph, hit a parked fire truck, the Culver City Fire Department tweeted. The firefighters were there attending to a […]

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ICE jails Polish doctor living in US for 40yrs, family demands release

A 43-year-old Polish-born doctor living in the US for nearly 40 years is in jail after being detained by ICE over a misdemeanor charge from his youth. The physician’s sister says the man “doesn’t even speak Polish.” Dr. Lukasz Niec, 43, was detained after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents came to his Michigan […]

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Puerto Rico to privatize crippled power utility PREPA

As Puerto Rico continues its recovery from Hurricane Maria’s devastation, the island’s government plans to sell its public energy company’s assets in a bid to modernize their power supply system and recoup its economic losses. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello announced Monday that the US territory will begin the privatization process of the Puerto Rico […]

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5 missing after gas well explosion in Oklahoma

Five oil rig workers in Oklahoma are missing following an explosion at a gas well. The fire reached “everything” on location at the well situated about 100 miles southeast of the city of Tulsa. As of 3:30pm, secondary fires that started after the explosion have been extinguished, but the head of a collapsed derrick, a […]

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CIA Director: ‘I haven’t seen’ proof of Russian interference claims

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said he hasn’t seen any evidence of Russian interference in the US election, but that the Trump administration took the allegations very seriously. During his first interview with CBS News at CIA headquarters, Pompeo was asked whether he had seen any evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign […]

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Surveillance store: Amazon’s 100 plus cameras watch you while you shop

Amazon has opened its first checkout free store, which instead of cashiers is manned by more than a hundred cameras that watch and tag every item you pick up. The excessive surveillance is justified by the convenience that comes from avoiding lengthy queues and the ease that comes with putting your goods straight into your […]

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Senate approves govt funding until Feb 8

The US Senate has voted to pass temporary federal funding to overcome the government shutdown. The bill now moves to the US House of Representatives. The spending deal came together after a three-day shutdown began midnight Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) agreed to reopen the […]

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Father’s kidney plea at Disney World goes viral, leads to donor

A desperate father of five, frustrated over a seven year waiting list for a kidney donation, wore an “In Need of Kidney” T-shirt to Disney World over the summer. A Facebook post of the shirt went viral and a donor responded. “I thought ‘You know, if I can get one person who’s my blood type […]

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Shutdown ending: Senate votes to unblock temporary funding fix

Three days into a government shutdown, the Senate voted to clear the path for funding US institutions through February 8. Democrats had blocked funding, demanding amnesty for migrants brought into the US as children illegally. The final vote was 81 Senators in favor of ending debate on the continuing resolution, and 18 opposed. The resolution […]

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