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Chicago mayoral candidate gives out hundreds of thousands of dollars to potential voters at church

Willie Wilson, a philanthropist and mayoral candidate in Chicago, handed out $300,000 to churchgoers Sunday to help pay property taxes and other expenses.  (Dr. Willie Wilson for Mayor) A millionaire businessman running for mayor in Chicago blessed a multitude of churchgoers – and potential voters – Sunday by handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars. Willie Wilson, one of several ...

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UK couple poisoned by Novichok were contaminated after handling perfume bottle that broke, family member says

The British couple who were poisoned by Novichok had sprayed a container disguised as perfume that later broke in the man’s hands when they were contaminated with the military-grade nerve agent, a family member said. Charlie Rowley, 45, and his girlfriend Dawn Sturgess, 44, were sickened after coming in contact with the nerve agent on June 29. The next day, ...

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3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn’t even have to post your email address. Thirty years later, Craigslist is a ghost of its former self. Some sections are so ...

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Missouri duck boat capsizes in lake amid violent storm; children among several dead

Four more people were confirmed dead Friday in a Missouri duck boat accident that capsized on a Branson-area lake, bringing the death toll to 17 and leaving no passengers or crew unaccounted for. Some of the fatalities were children, officials said. Four adults and three children were brought to the hospital after the Thursday night accident, including two who remained in ...

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Emergency warnings might someday interrupt your Netflix binges

The logo of American entertainment company Netflix is pictured at an event in Netflix.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) People might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday. The READI Act—Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement—was introduced by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Gizmodo reports. ...

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CNN president Jeff Zucker will miss six weeks for heart surgery

CNN boss Jeff Zucker will undergo surgery to correct a heart condition that will leave him out of work for nearly two months. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will be out of work on a six-week medical leave to address a decade-old heart condition, he told staffers on Thursday. “Jeff Zucker just ended the CNN morning meeting with news of ...

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Louisiana man arrested after dialing 911 to see if he had active warrants, police say

Christian Palacios was arrested for allegedly misuing the 911 system.  (Thibodaux Police Department) Ask and you shall receive. A Louisiana man was arrested Monday after he dialed 911 to see if there were any active warrants out for his arrest, police said. Christian Palacios, 24, made the call to Thibodaux police shortly after 10 p.m., according to WGNO-TV. Responding officers reportedly ...

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