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Today in History for September 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post. (Sept. 18)      
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NYC school safety agents ranks have thinned 36 percent amid rise in gun busts
NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison revealed Monday that the city's school safety agent force has plunged by 36 percent in recent years.
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Iran Sourced Drones That Attacked U.S. Base in Syria, Launched From Elsewhere: Officials
No injuries or deaths were reported from the drone attack last week.
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Donald Trump NFT on sale for 240 ethereum
Non-fungible token depicting Donald Trump years before his term in the White House will set you back just over $1 million.
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Here’s a little-noticed reason the Virginia race is such a big deal
If Terry McAuliffe wins, it could give a big political boost to paid leave.
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Workers Are Furious. Their Unions Are Scrambling to Catch Up
James Geiger, a 53-year-old John Deere machinist in Waterloo, Iowa, is fed up with two things. The first is how newer workers are treated by the agricultural machinery manufacturer compared to older ones. After 19 years of service, he says his pay and pension benefits don’t stack up against those of his coworkers hired before…
I’ve turned my rental property into a multi-colored pad on the cheap
A mom has revealed how she turned her rental property into a multi-colored home on the cheap.
A statue honoring the US Colored Troops was unveiled across the street from a Confederate monument in Tennessee
When numerous cities across America fought to remove Confederate monuments, a city in Tennessee chose to refocus attention on the contributions of Black people in the Civil War.
Bomb cyclone to blast Northeast with heavy rain and howling winds
The rain could cause areas of flooding in Philadelphia, New York and Boston, while winds may be strong enough to topple trees and cause power outages in eastern New England.
Queen Elizabeth will no longer do solo royal events after latest health scare
After her recent stay in a hospital, Queen Elizabeth II will no longer do official events solo to make sure another royal is on hand in case she has to cancel.
Another Alec Baldwin Project Is Delayed Indefinitely Amid 'Rust' Investigation
The British documentary, "Flint: Who Can You Trust?", was set to release in select cities this Friday.
Garland should stand down after NSBA apology, GOP politicians say
Congressional Republicans are calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to stand down after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) apologized for its controversial letter urging the administration to investigate school board opposition.
Kayla Harrison responds to Dana White: 'I really am gonna be the greatest of all time. He's gonna see.'
Kayla Harrison had a strong message for Dana White after the UFC boss warned about her jumping ship.       Related StoriesKayla Harrison responds to Dana White: 'I really am gonna be the greatest of all time. He's gonna see.' - EnclosureDana White's Contender Series 45 faceoff turns ugly with 'terrorist' taunt - EnclosureDana White's Contender Series 45 faceoff turns ugly with 'terrorist' taunt
Facebook whistleblower tells UK lawmakers until 'incentives change,' the company won't
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen urges UK lawmakers to regulate Facebook due to its inability to prevent misinformation and polarizing content.
Jeffrey Wright calls Balwin prop gun incident 'a mismanaged set'
Jeffrey Wright, who stars on "Westworld" and will appear in the upcoming "The Batman" film, reacts to Alec Baldwin shooting a prop gun which killed "Rust" director of photography Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, saying "that should never happen." (Oct. 25)
Biden boasts he's used word 'union' more than past 7 presidents 'combined'
President Biden boasted that he’s used the word "union" more than the past seven U.S. presidents "combined" during a speech in New Jersey on Monday.
US ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of apparent military coup in Sudan
The White House’s stance comes hours after reports emerged that the country’s interim Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok was placed under house arrest and forced to issue a message supporting the coup.
Brian Laundrie's Cause of Death Remains a Mystery, Family Won't Hold Funeral
"I was told the manner and cause of death were not determined and the remains were sent to an anthropologist [for] further evaluation," Steven Bertolino said.
Anne Heche claims she was ‘canceled’ because of Ellen DeGeneres romance
The actress admitted to Page Six that she felt "blacklisted" by Hollywood after striking up a romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the '90s.
It’s Not the “Ahmaud Arbery Trial”
“Black death becomes just another online spectacle when it’s boiled down into something easy to share and easy to manipulate.”
Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams tests positive for COVID-19, could miss key game vs. Cardinals
Wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry both tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, possibly leaving them out for a key game.
Biden pushes for budget deal
Taking a campaign swing through New Jersey to promote his big domestic policy bill, President Joe Biden paints his ambitious child care and infrastructure plans as allowing Americans to "own the future." (Oct. 25)
‘Swear to god, true story,’ Biden says as he tells ‘false’ Amtrak story for 5th time
President Biden on Monday repeated a made up story to illustrate his closeness to Amtrak and a former conductor named Angelo Negri.
Manchin sees deal on Biden agenda this week, resists Medicare expansion
Sen. Joe Manchin, who for months has called for a pause in talks over President Joe Biden's social safety net package, on Monday offered his most optimistic assessment yet that a deal could be reached imminently -- as soon as this week.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘More Than Blue: The Series’ on Netflix, A Tearjerker About Love, Sadness, And Cruel Twists Of Fate
More Than Blue brings the story from the 2018 Taiwanese film of the same name to a series format for Netflix. So, are you ready to get sad? Let's get it on.
US soldier serving overseas indicted for murder of grandfather, great-grandmother
A U.S. Army soldier has been flown back to South Carolina from Germany to face charges that he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother
'Rust' assistant director was fired from previous movie after gun incident injured crew member
Brendan Fraser books DC Comics blockbuster on comeback trail
His specific character is still under wraps; however, fans have speculated that he will portray the villain Firefly.
'I was frustrated': Cancer patient on Florida surgeon general refusing to wear mask
CNN's Ana Cabrera speaks with Florida State Senator Tina Polsky (D), a cancer patient, who asked the state's appointed Surgeon General, Dr. Joesph Ladapo, to put on a mask while meeting with her, a request she says he refused.
Six-year-old survivor of cable car crash must be returned to Italy, court rules
An Israeli court has ruled that a six-year-old child who was the sole survivor of a cable crash accident in Italy in May should be returned to Italy.
Amazon workers in Staten Island file to hold a union election.
The effort could bring a second unionization vote at an Amazon warehouse in less than a year.
OnPolitics: Congress subpoenas mother-daughter duo behind Jan. 6 rally.
Amy and Kylie Jane Kremer, the mother-daughter duo behind the rally before the Jan. 6 insurrection, have been subpoenaed by the House committee.
Ex-NYPD sergeants’ union head Ed Mullins explains offensive ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ tweets
Mullins -- who is the subject of a federal investigation into alleged misuse of union finances -- took the stand in his administrative trial over the fiery postings last year.
El Chapo appeals his conviction, argues for new trial
Joaquin Guzman was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty in February 2019 of running an industrial-sized drug trafficking operation.
Super Mario Bros. 2 video game sells for $88K at auction
The Nintendo game had been found still sealed in its original packaging inside of a walk-in closet earlier this year.
Howard University students form campus tent city to protest housing conditions
A tent encampment remains Monday at Howard University, the historically Black college in Washington, D.C., as several dozen students have forgone their dormitories to protest what they describe as unlivable housing conditions, claiming mold, insects and rodents have infested living quarters.
Fresh out of bankruptcy, Hertz orders 100,000 Teslas
Tesla's stock soared to new heights on news of the massive order.
Miami private school nixes 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students
A private school in Miami has reversed course on its controversial plan to force students who got COVID-19 vaccines to quarantine for 30 days, a report said Monday.
Biden coughs into hand, proceeds to shake hands with public while maskless
President Biden coughed into his hand following a Monday speech in New Jersey and proceeded to use it to shake hands with members of the public while not wearing a mask.
The next PS5 restock: Where to buy a PS5 console this holiday season
Looking to buy a PS5? Here's a handy guide for tracking future restocks at retailers like Best Buy, Gamestop and Amazon.
These lemurs could win a Grammy for their rhythmic singing abilities
Researchers discovered indris from Madagascar can sing in multiple intervals, the only lemurs to be able to do so.
These lemurs could win a Grammy for their rhythmic singing abilities
If animals could be nominated for Grammys, these lemurs could win.
These are Amazon's bestselling books of 2021 so far
From nonfiction and self-help titles to picture books and novels, this is a list of the bookseller's top 10 hits
Tennessee State Senator Concealed Transfer of $91K Between Campaigns: Indictment
The Republican state senator, Brian Kelsey, funneled campaign funds, assisted by a local Nashville restaurant owner.
Hilaria Baldwin reacts to 'Rust' shooting: 'My heart is with Halyna... And my Alec'
Hilaria Baldwin says 'it's impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident,'which involved her husband, actor Alec Baldwin.
A man spent $57,789 in coronavirus relief aid on a Pokemon card, the feds say
Authorities didn't say which Pokemon card Vinath Oudomsine allegedly bought with the federal funds, but rare Pokemon cards have sold for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Three found dead at Balboa Island home
Officers found two women and one man dead on Balboa Island in Newport Beach. A second man was taken to a hospital.
Strong storm batters drought-stricken California
A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees, cutting power to 380,000 utility customers and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires across the northern part of the state. (Oct. 25)
German woman sentenced over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.