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Video of Marine Veteran Stopping Armed Robbery Goes Viral

James Kilcer, who completed a tour in Afghanistan, later told deputies: "The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around."
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Laid-off Meredith staff worked unpaid OT on Ayesha Curry’s ‘Sweet July’ magazine
Meredith is being accused of laying off Shape staffers without notice and stiffing them on pay for working overtime on Ayesha Curry's Sweet July magazine.
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News the MLB used 2 types of baseballs in 2021 could throw curveball into labor talks
Players and owners face a Wednesday night deadline to reach a deal — or else owners can impose a lockout, the league's first work stoppage since the 1990s.
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Clock ticks down to MLB's 1st work stoppage since 1995
The clock ticked down Wednesday toward the expiration of Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement at 11:59 p.m. EST and a likely management lockout ending the sport’s labor peace at 9,740 days over 26 1/2 years.
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Rep. Peter DeFazio becomes latest House Democrat to announce retirement
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the chairman of the powerful House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election for a 19th two-year term.
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Oxford School Officials Met With Gunman's Parents Morning of Shooting For Behavior Issues
School personnel had also met with the alleged shooter the day before the violent attack.
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Model Heather Marks sells Manhattan 2-bed beauty for $1.6M
Canadian model Heather Marks has sold her two-bedroom East Village condo on 13th Street for $1.66 million — $15,000 under its last asking price.
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Psaki ducks question on Biden claim Trump responsible for 'many' COVID-19 deaths as toll keeps mounting
Jen Psaki refused to acknowledge previous remarks from President Biden about Trump which claimed “anyone who is responsible” for thousands of COVID-19 deaths should “not remain” in the White House.
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Here are the charges against Michigan school shooting suspect
CNN's Shimon Prokupecz breaks down the charges Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald announced against Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley.
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Chris Cuomo could be back on CNN ‘in January’: Brian Stelter
CNN's Brian Stelter predicted that Chris Cuomo might only be suspended for a few weeks after secretly helping his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, try to counter his sexual harassment scandal.
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Police officers shot, killed in 2021 at all-time high: National Fraternal Order of Police
The National Fraternal Order of Police, the world's largest organization of law enforcement officers, on Wednesday reported a record number of police officers shot and killed in 2021.
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Biden repeats debunked claim he ‘used to drive a tractor-trailer’
President Biden repeated a debunked claim that he "used to drive a tractor trailer" during a trip Tuesday to Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota.
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Student busted with loaded gun, $30K inside Brooklyn high school: sources
A 17-year-old city student was busted with a loaded 9 mm pistol and more than $30,000 in cash inside a Brooklyn high school Wednesday.
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Noah Syndergaard spotted in NYC for first time since bolting Mets for Angels
Former Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was spotted in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for the first time since he signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Angels earlier this month.
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Chris Cuomo’s suspension ‘challenging, divisive and troubling’ inside CNN, insiders say
CNN's suspension of Chris Cuomo this week prompted a wide array of reactions from inside the struggling network as leadership must decide if the "Cuomo Prime Time" namesake is eventually welcomed back after "exceptionally troubling" conduct, insiders tell Fox News Digital.
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AFC has record 12 teams at .500 or better through Week 12
The NFL has never quite seen a conference like this year's AFC.
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Philadelphia teen shot 18 times at bus stop amid city’s all-time homicide record
Samir Jefferson, a ninth-grader at Thomas Edison High School, was waiting for a bus about 3:30 p.m. Monday when two gunmen jumped out of a car and opened fire.
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Stacey Abrams Launches Second Campaign to Become Georgia’s Governor—and the First Black Woman to Hold the Office
(ATLANTA) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation’s first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement sets up a likely rematch between Abrams and incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Their 2018 contest was one…
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How Democrats misunderstand Biden’s bully pulpit
They're begging him to "focus" on inflation, which he's already doing. That's not the problem.
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AP Explains: Justices lean toward abortion limits
The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Wednesday signaled it would uphold Mississippi's 15-week ban on abortion and may go much further to overturn the nationwide right to abortion. (Dec. 1)      
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It won't be easy for Cowboys nor Saints in Big Easy
Yes, it's been a strange year on the field, with visiting teams 90-87-1, not counting two neutral-site games in London. And this week's betting lines are further proof home field isn't necessarily an advantage.
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HBO was ‘concerned’ about ‘Sopranos’ star James Gandolfini ‘staying alive’
"We were concerned about Gandolfini staying alive. Occasionally he would go on a bender or a coke binge," former HBO exec Jeff Bewkes revealed.
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Stacey Abrams announces second try for Georgia governor
Stacey Abrams on Wednesday announced a second try for Georgia governor.
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Stacey Abrams Wants a Rematch, Announces Bid to Challenge Brian Kemp for Georgia Governor
Abrams lost to Kemp in their contentious 2018 race by fewer than 60,000 votes and initially refused to concede amid allegations of voter suppression.
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Man recovering from cardiac surgery wins $1 million with ‘heart’ scratch-off
A Massachusetts man recuperating from cardiac surgery won a $1 million prize on a gifted instant ticket that contained the word “heart.”
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31 magical gifts for Disney lovers this holiday season
The best gifts for Disney lovers include everything from 'Star Wars' plushies to 'Cinderella''s glass slipper—shop our top picks.      
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Championship picks: Georgia over Tide, Michigan over Iowa
Those conference championship upsets with the potential to create College Football Playoff chaos scenarios never actually happen.
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Second Batch of Dumped FedEx Packages Found 75 Miles Away From First Alabama Location
Jemison police said they had recovered about 20 or more of the parcels that seemed to have been dumped alongside County Road 166.
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‘I didn’t pull the trigger:’ Weepy Alec Baldwin gives first interview since ‘Rust’ tragedy
Alec Baldwin is insisting he "didn't pull the trigger" on the gun that killed a cinematographer and wounded his director on the New Mexico set of his "Rust" film.
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ACLU under fire for tweet celebrating abortion as 'rad' day of Supreme Court oral arguments
American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a sign suggesting that supporting abortion rights is "rad"
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Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor
The potential Kemp-Abrams rematch happens in a new political climate. Kemp faces some GOP opposition in a state that turned blue in voting for Biden.       
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Accuser testifies Jeffrey Epstein brought her to meet Donald Trump when she was 14; no wrongdoing alleged
A woman who said she was sexually abused by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein more than two decades ago testified in court Wednesday that she met Donald Trump when Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago when she was 14 years old.
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Stephen Colbert Drags Dr. Oz Over Senate Campaign: “Fake Medical Claims … Fake Pennsylvania Claims”
"Dr. Oz may not just have fake medical claims, he may have fake Pennsylvania claims."
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Fox host doubles down on outrageous comparison of Fauci to Nazi 'Angel of Death' doctor as network remains silent
Lara Logan, a Fox News personality and host on the network's streaming service, appeared on Wednesday to stand by her widely condemned comparison of Dr. Anthony Fauci to an infamous Nazi doctor — all while the right-wing channel remains silent about the matter.
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Arizona hires UCLA assistant coach Johnny Nansen as its defensive coordinator
Johnny Nansen becomes the second UCLA defensive position coach to become Arizona's defensive coordinator since 2019.
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Columbia University agrees to $71 million settlement with dozens of former patients of OBGYN
Claims by dozens of other patients have not been settled.
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Peter DeFazio is 19th Democrat to announce he's leaving the House
DeFazio is the longest-serving U.S. representative in Oregon's history.
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Pittsburgh looks to recapture 'The Steeler Way' during slide
Ben Roethlisberger learned early the perks of a music-free locker room, namely the ability to absorb what he could whenever Pittsburgh Steelers icon and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney would pop in to take the pulse of the team and offer advice and insight on everything and anything.
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Omicron wave: How to do travel restrictions right this time
The American public loves bans on foreigners, but public health experts say they’re often a blunt and ineffective tool.
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John Boehner Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on John Boehner and learn about the former speaker of the US House of Representatives.
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I'm a Progressive Elected Official. Both Sides Are Messing Up the COVID Response | Opinion
We are not powerless. We can choose to do the things that have the most power to save lives.
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Women's Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China over concern about Peng Shuai
WTA Chairman Steve Simon said he is "greatly concerned" about the risks players and staff would face after the treatment of tennis star Peng, who says she was sexually assaulted by a Chinese official.
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Shop the new bestselling Amazon Halo View Fitness Tracker
We love a good fitness tracker these days.
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Virgil Abloh forever changed the relationship between fashion and language
The late Virgil Abloh attending Paris Fashion Week in July of 2021 | Getty Images The multitalented fashion designer, who died at 41, will be remembered for his genius, his sense of irony, and his many challenges to fashion’s status quo. Certain terms crop up every now and then during particular moments in pop culture: “Curator” is one that’s recently been used to describe a host of creative tasks unrelated to its historical use; “creator” or “creative” as a noun is another that’s rapidly come to the fore. The use of such words can be empowering, giving names and shapes to concepts that might otherwise seem outside our grasp. These terms also come under critique; they can be limiting, keeping some people in while rejecting others. But in that liminal space is room to make paths, to draft new worlds, to — as Octavia Butler put it — write yourself in. Virgil Abloh, who died from a rare cardiac cancer November 28 at the age of 41, played with the contrary in language and art; his label, Off-White, is quite literally named after the space in between polarities. Like Black creative production has done for centuries on end, he bent language, played with it, funked it up, stretched it to its limits to see what words could do, to see what else was possible. He adamantly resisted boxes — unless, of course, he could write “SHOEBOX” on them in all caps and with quotations. The both/and of it all was a part of Abloh’s aim. Of this middle space, this sense of teetering the line, people cheered, others laughed at his wit, and others critiqued because they were unimpressed, disappointed or expected more from him. All in all, it got the people talking. Never one to follow all the rules, Abloh’s very presence — most definitively his appointment as the first Black designer to helm a branch of Louis Vuitton — pushed against the grammar of a fashion system that for so long has excluded Black people. He chose the word “maker” to describe his profession, which spanned a host of mediums, beginning with his education in engineering and architecture that later melted into his love of music and design. WireImage Abloh attending the 2021 Met Gala Apt to wear many hats, in the early 2000s, Abloh balanced his job at an architecture firm in Chicago with writing for a streetwear blog called The Brilliance, offering details about his recent purchases, opinions on design, and jaunts through major fashion and arts events (by this time, he had already begun his famed acquaintanceship with Kanye West). Calum Gordon, writing for Garage in 2018, connected Abloh’s blog posts to the manifestation of his earlier designs, from screen-printing the name of his first fashion brand “Pyrex 23” on Ralph Lauren Rugby shirts to his use of quotation marks on everything from Nike Air Jordans to a “Lewis Vuitton” jumpsuit and jacket he designed for his mid-career retrospective Figures of Speech in 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Such aesthetic moves fell under the rubric of Abloh’s contentious “3 percent” approach — the idea, as he told Doreen St. Felix in 2019 for the New Yorker, that you can create a new design by changing the original by 3 percent. These practices are what also constantly brought him under fire. To him, spelling out words in Helvetica fonts and placing quotation marks around them on any object that grabbed his attention (or that he was hired to design) meant a sneaker was not just a sneaker; it was instead a “SNEAKER.” Speaking of his use of quotation marks, Abloh told Fast Companyin 2019, “It’s a device, it’s a contextualization of a word without getting into the design. It was always meant for that. I can be literal and figurative at the same time, or not.” In his history-making role as the creative director for Louis Vuitton Men’s, Abloh continued experimenting with terms and language, pushing the fashion house forward in compelling and increasingly sophisticated ways. For his fall/winter 2021 show, he drew on James Baldwin’s essay “Stranger in the Village,” first published in Harper’s in 1953 and then in his book Notes on a Native Son in 1955. In the piece, Baldwin discusses his experience being the only Black person in a small Swiss village, which then prompts contrasts and comparisons to his experiences as a Black man in the United States. In his opening sentence, Baldwin writes: “From all available evidence no black man had ever set foot in this tiny Swiss village before I came.” As written in the show notes for that season’s collection, Abloh drew on Baldwin’s experiences and critiques to investigate “the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society.” For the video component of the show, Abloh bifurcated his runway, filming models and performers in a village in the Swiss mountains and on a set in Paris. Exploring archetypes like the writer, the artist, the drifter, among others, there were spoken word performances by Saul Williams and Kai Isaiah Jamal, and musical ones by Yasiin Bey. In a review by Vogue’s Sarah Mower, Abloh said of the collection, which also included a printed fabric that harkened back to his Ghanaian heritage but covered in the Louis Vuitton monogram, “There are a lot of stories mixing cultures. And from that, a new language will be created.” Peter White/Getty Images The Off-White Menswear fall/winter 2019-2020 show at Paris Fashion Week. Of all the archetypes mentioned, one is eager to wonder if Abloh saw himself, the maker, as a stranger of sorts. While in Baldwin’s essay no Black man had set foot in the Swiss village, none had stepped into the role that Abloh had assumed at Louis Vuitton. One can only imagine what it must have felt like to be one of a few in this world of luxury — a bastion of excess and exclusion — that for so long had not cared about Black people’s perspectives and experiences on fashion, despite how much they took from us. Near the end of the essay, Baldwin writes, “It remains for him to fashion out of his experience that which will give him sustenance, and a voice,” and perhaps Abloh saw something in this line, too. Certainly Baldwin was not referring to literal fashion, but one could connect the dots that lead to the core of what Abloh said was his responsibility as a maker “to a community that is trying to change the tide.” In an audio component that accompanied Abloh’s Figures of Speech, his collaborator and friend Tremaine Emory said of Abloh’s design sensibilities, “He took the means that he had, somewhat meager, and made something beautiful because he told a story … what we have to say is important and what we care about is important. That’s what streetwear is to me. It’s communication, language.” How to memorialize someone who had seemingly done it all and was also just getting started? Returning to the contrary nature of language: It’s difficult to find what to say during some of the most difficult periods, including grief. How to mourn a person with whom you had no personal relationship, never met? How to pay respects to someone whose artistic practices were simultaneously thorny and revered? How to memorialize someone who had seemingly done it all and was also just getting started? Maybe we do what he did: make, create. What Abloh displayed was what language does, what it provokes one to do. Throughout his short but industry-defining career, Abloh drafted his own lexicon that was often open to critique and always up for grabs (because he kind of wanted it that way). He is arguably a part of a cohort of Black designers that has inspired Black youth, specifically Gen Z and millennials, to describe themselves as creatives — a term that allows for some space to shapeshift, experiment, explore, get it wrong if you need to a couple of times. Within Abloh’s lexicon one can create their own T-shirt line and have it never just be a T-shirt. Instead, whole communities of belonging can be formed around one. Now that’s a “T-shirt.” Rikki Byrd is a writer, educator, and curator living in Chicago.
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Alvin Lucier, Probing Composer of Soundscapes, Is Dead at 91
His experimental music was rooted in the physics of sound and might yield unpredictable results — in one instance a Beatles song emanating from a teapot.
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Mich. High School Football Star Died Trying to Disarm School Shooter
A high school football player died a hero Tuesday after being gunned down as he tried to disarm a student who brought a gun to school.
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Supreme Court Signals It’s Ready to Limit Abortion at Historic Arguments
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to uphold a Mississippi law that bars abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a move that would significantly curtail the right to abortion in the United States. The law in question directly contradicts what has been the central holding of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established…
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Wheels of derailed Metro car had moved far beyond agency’s safety limits, NTSB investigation shows
The NTSB also issued a safety alert calling for all transit and commuter rail systems to check for wheels that have improperly tilted from axles.
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Kavanaugh, who told Senate Roe v. Wade was ‘settled as precedent,' signals openness to overturning abortion decision
In his 2018 confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh repeatedly emphasized that Roe v. Wade had set an important precedent that was later reaffirmed by Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
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