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NYC blast suspect became a father just six months ago

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The suspect in the New York City subway blast became a father just six months ago, a police official in his homeland of Bangladesh told NBC News on Tuesday. Akayed Ullah, 27, of Brookyn is accused of attempting to cause rush-hour bloodshed by detonating a crude pipe bomb between two of Manhattan’s […]
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies in hospital at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old. The office didn’t immediately explain what Lee died of at 1:11 a.m., but said “family, friends and colleagues were at his side.” San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed became […]
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Where Alabama Senate candidates stand on 8 key issues

It’s anyone’s guess who wins in Alabama Tuesday night. Voters in the Cotton State will choose between conservative former Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Roy Moore, accused by nine women of sexual misconduct but embraced by President Donald Trump and the state Republican party, and Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who […]
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Immigrants fear raids as NYC fails to destroy ID card records

Document stash The program had launched with the aim of helping those it might now ensnare. People like Bianey Garcia, a 27-year-old transgender woman originally from Mexico who struggled to get a formal ID, and who could use New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s parallel identity card system to get a foothold in the […]
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More cameras, bulletproof glass in schools since Sandy Hook

People attend an open house at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on July 29, 2016. Mark Lennihan / AP file Adding security features comes with challenges, though: They can be costly for cash-strapped schools — Klinger said the buzzer system alone can run about $5,000 — and they can make school […]
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U.S. soldier who drunkenly deserted to North Korea dies

Charles Jenkins in 2004. Toshiyuki Aizawa / Reuters file At an emotional court martial in Japan in 2004, Jenkins — who didn’t attend high school — said he deserted to avoid hazardous duty in South Korea and escape combat in Vietnam. “It was Christmas time, it was also cold and dark. I started to drink […]
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Sex offender arrested in 1980 rape, murder of 14-year-old girl

Antioch police on Monday made an arrest in the 1980 abduction, rape and killing of a teenage girl, the department said. At about 5 p.m., Mitchell Lynn Bacom, 63, was taken into custody in the June 1980 murder of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier, who had been taken in the middle of the night from her sister’s […]
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Vigorous exercise can slow Parkinson's

Geoffrey Rogers, 69, felt better when he exercised vigorously as part of an experiment looking at whether exercise helps Parkinson’s patients. Dana Rogers Edenhurst Studios Rogers was part of a study released Monday that showed intense exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s — enough so patients can notice the difference. It’s the latest study […]
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A timeline of terror attacks in New York City

A man allegedly rode the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday, Dec. 11, an improvised pipe bomb attached to his body with Velcro and zipties, and detonated it at the height of the morning commute in a highly trafficked underground passageway used by subway riders. Authorities have declared it an apparent […]
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The New Yorker fires a top political reporter for misconduct

Ryan Lizza attends The 2009 New Yorker Festival: The Political Scene at City Winery on October 17, 2009 in New York. Neilson Barnard / Getty Images for The New Yorker file Lizza disputed the magazine’s decision almost immediately, issuing a statement that described a complaint made by one woman. “I am dismayed that the New […]