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Nev. teen's nugget tweet on track to become most retweeted

How many retweets does it take to get a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s? “18 million,” the fast food company said a tweet, responding to Reno, Nev., teen, Carter Wilkerson, who asked the question on Wednesday. The 16-year-old’s tweet has been retweeted more than 2.3 million times as of Monday afternoon, putting his post on track to ...

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Ohio woman charged with raping, robbing taxi driver

An Ohio woman is being charged with raping and robbing a male taxi driver as an accomplice held the driver at knifepoint, according to The Smoking Gun. Police said Brittany Carter, 23, and two males, one identified as 20-year-old Cory Jackson, called for a cab back on January 28 at the TownePlace Suites hotel. During the trip, Jackson allegedly held ...

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Two dead after murder-suicide at San Bernardino elementary school

A suspected gunman and a teacher are dead and two children wounded after a murder-suicide shooting Monday at an elementary school in California, officials said. The two students were not targeted, but happened to be near the woman instructor visited by a gunman at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, police said at a Monday press conference.  The adults ...

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Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize

An investigation into systemic abuses of an obscure civil enforcement law that led to sweeping changes by the NYPD has won the New York Daily News its 11th Pulitzer Prize. Daily News investigative reporter Sarah Ryley took home the most prestigious award in journalism for her in-depth look at the NYPD’s use of so-called nuisance abatement laws to seize properties ...

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Spotify executive Chris Bevington killed in Stockholm attack

An executive with music service Spotify was one of the victims killed in a terrorist attack in Sweden. Chris Bevington was a director of global partnerships at the Stockholm-based company before he died in Friday’s chaos, when a driver slammed a stolen beer truck into shoppers. The 41-year-old, a British citizen born in South Africa, was one of four people ...

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Neil Gorsuch sworn in as newest Supreme Court justice

Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the newest Supreme Court justice, bringing to an end an unprecedented 14-month vacancy on the bench and ushering in a new five-judge conservative majority. In a morning ceremony in the White House’s Rose Garden, President Trump, who nominated Gorsuch to the vacancy created after Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, touted his selection ...

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Former de Blasio aide's severe injury caused by treadmill mishap

ALBANY — Mayor de Blasio’s former press secretary Karen Hinton was exercising on a treadmill Saturday when she fell and suffered a serious head injury, sources told The Daily News Monday. Hinton hit her head in a vulnerable area and suffered severe trauma, the sources said. She has been placed in a medically induced coma, but is expected to recover. ...

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Shia LaBeouf's Trump project hacked with anti-Semitic text

Shia LaBeouf’s fans got a nasty Passover surprise on Monday when his website was hacked and bombarded with an anti-Semitic statement. The website for LaBeouf’s livestream, anti-Trump art installment, He Will Not Divide Us, was apparently hacked to read “#JEWSWILLNOTDIVIDEUS.” It’s unclear if the statement was posted in conjunction with the first day of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The ...

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Calif. teen dies in skateboarding crash

A California teen died after falling and hitting his head in a skateboarding accident. Palos Verdes Estates police said 15-year-old Sandro McIlroy was riding his skateboard as he held onto the back of a moving car, known as skitching, when he lost his balance and fell striking his head on the ground. Police said McIlroy was not wearing a helmet ...

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President Trump not allowed to use personal helicopter

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump can only look at the personal helicopter parked on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort. As far as going for a ride in it, he’s grounded. The Secret Service says standard security protocol requires the president to fly on either Air Force One, a jumbo jet, or Marine One, a helicopter. The agency ...

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