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Chicago Murder Rate Spikes


The nation’s third-largest city will end 2016 with a surging murder rate, a distrusted police force and a weary populace that has become inured to daily reports of shootings. As Chicago Murder Rate Spikes, Many Fear Violence

NYPD Will Allow Officers in Turbans


NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the policy change Wednesday, flanked by officers in navy blue turbans fastened with police brass. NYPD Changes Policy, Will Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards Via Sikh officers can

Army Apache Crash Kills Two


A U.S. Army National Guard helicopter crashed approximately 25 miles southeast of Houston on Wednesday, tragically killing both crew members. Two dead in Army helicopter gunship crash in Texas Via The helicopter, an AH-64 Apache gunship,

Jobless Claims End 2016 on Good Note


Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., decreased by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 in the week ended Dec. 24, the Labor Department said Thursday. U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week to 265,000

Japan’s Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor


Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor takes place just seven months after Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to travel to Hiroshima. Japan’s Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor In Show Of Reconciliation Via

Carrie Fisher Dies at 60


The Star Wars actress had a heart attack while aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, about 15 minutes before the plane was to land. Speaking on behalf of Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, a family