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Christmas tree at Washington Square Park

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The Navy’s New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark

Wired – by Jordon Golson The American military does a lot of work in the field of biomimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology. After all, if you’re going to design a robot, where better to draw … Continue reading

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NYPD tweets ‘you can’t handle the truth’ in apparent nod to civilian deaths

AOL – by Ryan Gorman The New York Police Department social media strategy got the force in hot water again on Monday. NYPD Twitter accounts have endured a series of well-documented fails in recent months, and a precinct did not … Continue reading

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Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

AOL – by David Espo WASHINGTON (AP) — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments, not long after … Continue reading

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Northern White Rhino Dies At California Zoo, Leaving Only Five Alive In The World

Huffington Post SAN DIEGO (AP) — A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently … Continue reading

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Sydney siege: Hostages held in central cafe

BBC News At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in the centre of the Australian city of Sydney. Pictures on Australian television have shown at least three people with their hands up against a window, … Continue reading

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Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be a Real Gem This Weekend

NBC News – by Alan Boyle e shooting stars have aligned for this weekend’s peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower: It’s arguably the best meteor display of the year — and it reaches its height during the heart of the … Continue reading

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Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings

Huffington Post  Tens of thousands of protesters streamed out of New York City’s Washington Square Park on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black people by police officers, as part of the “Millions March NYC.” The crowd began to … Continue reading

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More Tasers for New York Cops Might ‘Do More Harm Than Good’

Time – by Eliza Gray New York City cops may soon be armed with more Tasers. But experts are skeptical that will make the city safer. Police Commissioner William Bratton announced plans Wednesday to purchase an additional 450 Tasers to … Continue reading

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The NYPD Was Sued an Average of 10 Times a Day Last Year

Factually – by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan Around ten lawsuits were filed against the NYPD every day, according to a new analysis by I Quant NY of a city report that also says most suits were “primarily of allegations of police misconduct, … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn Gun Cases, Suspicion Turns to the Police

New York Times – by Stephanie Clifford The tip comes from a confidential informer: Someone has a gun. Ten or more minutes later, police officers find a man matching the informer’s detailed description at the reported location. A gun is … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia Says The Constitution Is Silent On Torture

Huffington Post – by Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions … Continue reading

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Killing calmed me down': Brazilian man admits murdering more than 40 people for ‘fun

AOL – by Ryan Gorman A Rio de Janeiro man has confessed to killing more than 40 people for fun – making him one of history’s most prolific serial killers. Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, was arrested shortly after stabbing … Continue reading

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Judge restricts use of tear gas against Ferguson protesters

RT A federal judge ordered St. Louis-area police to grant warnings before firing tear gas in order to give crowds “reasonable” time to disperse, following a lawsuit over wanton use of tear gas by militarized police during race-related protests in … Continue reading

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Pete’s Tavern

A friend took this photo and emailed it to me. Not exactly what you would expect to see parked outside a NYC restaurant. LOL (Pete’s Tavern is where O. Henry wrote “The Gift of the Magi.”)

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Chicago Cop Faces 10-Day Suspension for Playing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at Black Protest March

Beverly-Mt Greenwood Patch – by Dennis Robaugh The Chicago Police officer who blasted “Sweet Home Alabama” from his squad car as he and other officers trailed a “Black Lives Matter” march last week — a stunt many saw as racially … Continue reading

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Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050

BBC News – by Fergus Walsh Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says. They are currently implicated … Continue reading

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Corrupt ex-NYPD cop who sparked the massive ticket fixing investigation sentenced for attempted robbery and drug charges

New York Daily News – by DAREH GREGORIAN A corrupt former cop whose dirty dealings led to a massive ticket fixing investigation into the NYPD was sentenced to prison Wednesday — despite his lawyer’s “he didn’t choke anybody” defense. “You … Continue reading

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Police swarm abduction suspect on San Diego freeway, children rescued

AOL – by CHRISTINE ARMARIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in a San Diego suburb Thursday tackled an abduction suspect to the ground and rescued four children after a highway pursuit and standoff in California. California Highway Patrol troopers began … Continue reading

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Widow Drops Wedding Ring in Salvation Army Kettle to Honor Husband

Newtown Patch – by Jason Claffey A widow this week dropped her wedding ring in a Boston Salvation Army kettle to honor her late husband. She included an anonymous note: “I’ve dropped my wedding ring in your Red Kettle knowing … Continue reading

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