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  • Laquan McDonald and Jason Van Dyke.

    ‘Lord, when is this going to end?’: Chicago’s search for answers after video

    Marlin Daniels was driving his car when police in pulled him over and told him they were tracking cars like his because they had been reported stolen. He knew nothing of it and reached to take out his ID. When he showed it to them, he says the entire tone of the conversation changed. “I had my military ID on me, my veteran’s ID, they saw it, and they let me go. No conversation, anything else,” he says. “It happens.” […]

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    Donald Trump mocks reporter’s disability

    NEW YORK — The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump mocked one of its reporters who has a physical disability. Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition that contorts his movements. The New York Times was offended. “We find it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters,” a spokesperson told CNNMoney. Trump’s performance was prompted […]

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    Man found guilty after slain wife’s photo posted on Facebook

    MIAMI — A Florida man who posted a photograph of his wife’s body on Facebook was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder. Derek Medina of South Miami was accused of shooting his wife, Jennifer Alonso, in August 2013. After he killed her, authorities say, he posted a picture of her body on his Facebook page with a note. Prosecutors are expected to seek a life sentence at a hearing set for January. “No family should ever have to see their […]

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    Sly and the Family Stone co-founder Cynthia Robinson dies

    Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as “Dance to the Music,” “Life” and “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” died Monday, the band’s publicist confirmed. The cause of death was cancer, according to a post on her Facebook page. “Friends, Family and Fans throughout the world, Cynthia Robinson, trumpeter and co-founder of Sly and The Family Stone has passed,” the post read. “Our condolences go out to the Robinson Family and her […]

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    7 things you should know about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK — It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The gathering is celebrating the 89th year of making its way down some major Manhattan thoroughfares to Macy’s flagship store at Herald Square. Hundreds of thousands are expected to see it in person; millions will watch from home. Here are some things you should know about this treasured holiday tradition: It was originally a Christmas parade. Macy’s has been at its current flagship location, at Broadway and […]

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    Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon and Walmart race to start Cyber Monday

    NEW YORK — The race is on to start Cyber Monday online sales well before Monday. Amazon is starting its Cyber Monday deals on Saturday. Toys “R” Us is next — Sunday at 8 a.m. And Walmart will start Cyber Monday on Sunday at 5 p.m. All three companies are actually launching a holiday sale they’re calling Cyber Week. For Toys “R” Us and Amazon, Cyber Week is actually eight days long. Best Buy and Target are staying true to […]

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    How long can you eat those leftovers?

    Deep in the recesses of most people’s refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week’s chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Packaged foods tend to last a bit longer than those suggested dates. Last […]

  • Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli applaud the finalists on Dancing With the Stars.

    Who won ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

    The only one who seemed to be surprised that Bindi Irwin won season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” was apparently Bindi Irwin. The young star and her pro dance partner, Derek Hough, received the Mirrorball Trophy on Tuesday night during a two-hour finale. After the announcement, Irwin looked shocked and could be seen exclaiming, “Oh, my God!” The 17-year-old won hearts all season with her touching tributes to her late father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, and with her sweetness […]

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    Adele kills it on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

    It’s Adele’s world and we all just live in it. Fresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with “25,” the British singer positively crushed it Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She performed her hit single “Hello” accompanied by Fallon and his house band, The Roots, on classroom instruments. She also played a game called “Box of Lies” with Fallon and performed another single, “Water Under the Bridge.” In only a […]

  • Strong safety Phillip Thomas #41 of the Washington Redskins is stiff armed by wide receiver Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter of a game at FedExField on Dec. 7, 2014 in Landover, Md. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    St. Louis Rams wide receiver, Stedman Bailey, shot in head

    MIAMI — St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized after being shot twice in the head in the Miami area Tuesday, the National Football League said on its official website, citing an unnamed source who was informed of the incident. Bailey, 25, was in critical but stable condition Wednesday, his team said in an online statement. The Rams themselves did not say what happened to Bailey other than he was hospitalized after an unspecified incident, but said they […]

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    Chicago police release dash-cam video of officer shooting Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has released a dash-cam video showing the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Only a portion of the video is shown in the player above. FOX8 WGHP has chosen not to show the entire video due to its graphic content. McDonald was shot 16 times by an officer in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in McDonald’s death. In a statement, police said they hadn’t released the video […]

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    How one grad cut her student loan debt by $20,000

    Looking for an easy way to reduce your student loan debt? Lexie Mitchell, a 2011 Stanford grad, found one. By refinancing her student loans, she cut her monthly payments by $80 and will save a whopping $20,000 in total. “Stanford was amazing. I loved it, but it’s also very expensive,” Mitchell said. She went to school on a scholarship for track and field but didn’t compete all four years. She lost the scholarship and had to pick up the tab […]


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