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Senate GOP blocks $2.7 billion border security bill

a shared story    9 hours 13 minutes ago
U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition.  



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Man shot dead 6 days after son killed on West Side

a shared story    10 hours 12 minutes ago
When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son.  

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3-11 fire reported in Little Village neighborhood

a shared story    10 hours 12 minutes ago
Hundreds of pallets and at least six semi-trailers are on fire at 2525 West 25th Street in the Little Village neighborhood late Thursday evening.  



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City's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

a shared story    10 hours 12 minutes ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday.  



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Death toll in Indonesia boat accidents up to 34

a shared story    10 hours 13 minutes ago
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said Friday. 



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California bullet-train plan scores legal win

a shared story    10 hours 13 minutes ago
A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California's $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to the project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.          



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Concern over 'abandoned' US citizen jailed in N. Korea

a shared story    11 hours 12 minutes ago
The family of Kenneth Bae, a US citizen detained in North Korea for nearly two years, voiced anguish Friday after Bae said he felt "abandoned" by the US authorities. In an interview published Thursday in Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan, Bae said...(more) 



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Invasion of the flying saucer car

a shared story    11 hours 12 minutes ago
Indianapolis auto repair shop owner and car collector Steve Anderson drives his "flying saucer" car around and above downtown Indianapolis on July 31, 2014.          




WTC contractor defrauded Port Authority: prosecutors

a shared story    11 hours 12 minutes ago
A Canadian man who got almost $1 billion worth of contracts to rebuild the World Trade Center and its transportation hub was accused by federal prosecutors Thursday of defrauding the Port Authority into thinking that his firm was qualified as a minority-owned enterprise.  




Airport contract workers getting $9 an hour pay bump

a shared story    11 hours 12 minutes ago
Wages for the lowest-paid airport contract workers have finally taken off, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday.  



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Gas blast in Taiwan kills 24, injures 271, topples buildings

a shared story    11 hours 13 minutes ago
An explosion caused by a gas leak killed 24 people and injured 271 in Taiwan's second city on Friday, sending flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, setting entire blocks ablaze and reducing small shops to rubble. The Central Disaster Emergency Operation Center said police and...(more) 




Suspected burglar leaves behind phone, calls to have it back: police

a shared story    12 hours 12 minutes ago
Police investigating a burglary in Hollywood, Fla. Wednesday reported hearing the phone ring on the victim's bed. The alleged caller, Wayne Bradley Wade, 46, was collared a short time later on burglary and grand theft charges.  



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