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{FD} Flyer says if Chicago ex-cop Van **** is acquitted, ‘the city must stop’

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{FD} Chicago police brace for unrest after Van **** verdict: ‘We have some long days…ahead of us’

In an e-mail obtained by Fox News, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson wrote to the entire police force that “we have some long days and hours ahead of us – to that, I say officer safety is paramount. Look out for one another. Look out for y… Continue reading

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{FD} Mollie Tibbetts investigators remain tight-lipped nearly a month after Iowa college student vanished

It’s been nearly one month since University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts inexplicably vanished from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa — and despite persistent requests for any new information, investigators remain extremely tight-lipped about what they… Continue reading

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{FD} Mollie Tibbetts, missing Iowa student, has always relied on prayer, dad says

Mollie Tibbetts is a woman of faith who has always turned to prayer in times of trouble, Rob Tibbetts, the missing student’s father, told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Mollie Tibbetts search: Farmer who has repeatedly been questioned admits to taking polygraph test

The farmer who has repeatedly been questioned in relation to the disappearance of college student Mollie Tibbetts tells Fox News he took a polygraph test earlier this week in Brooklyn, Iowa, the city where she was last seen more than three weeks ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police union fights state’s ‘bizarre’ proposed consent decree after Obama-era DOJ investigation

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fighting to get a pending consent decree it considers heavily anti-police tossed out before the document is enacted and potentially brings a dramatic overhaul to the city’s police policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman seen on video spitting at Chicago cop sentenced for misdemeanor battery

Penny Hawthorne, of Oak Park, Ill., allegedly shouted “vulgarities” at a Chicago police officer on May 23 then spit on his left cheek during a public demonstration. Continue reading

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{FD} Mind-boggling new tech instantly identifies opioids and drugs hidden in USPS packages

Some of the frontlines in preventing lethal opioids and fentanyl from getting into American communities happens to be at the United States Postal Service. Continue reading

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{FD} Dogs sniffing out drugs in the mail are important weapons in fight against opioid epidemic

Some of the frontlines in preventing lethal opioids and fentanyl from getting into American communities happens to be at the United States Postal Service. Continue reading

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{FD} Principal who sparked backlash for inviting anti-police extremist to ‘Career Day’ suddenly retires

A Chicago Public Schools principal suddenly retired after she outraged parents by inviting an anti-police extremist to talk to students on “Career Day.” Mary Beth Cunat personally invited the anti-police activist, Ethan Ethos, to speak to sixth through… Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police insist ‘some progress made’ despite violent weekend that left 7 dead

Police report gun violence is dropping this year in Chicago — but it was another bloody Memorial Day weekend in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Blue Wednesday’ in Chicago as union takes stand against ‘anti-police’ Mayor Emanuel

It’s being called “Blue Wednesday” in Chicago as the city’s Fraternal Order of Police organized a unified public demonstration against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who the FOP calls “anti-police.” Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police chief fired by Rahm Emanuel will run against him for mayor

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Democrat who said he was “thrown under the bus” when he was fired in 2015 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, released a video Wednesday evening announcing he’s running for mayor. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police chief fired by Rahm Emanuel gearing up to challenge him for mayor

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Democrat who said he was “thrown under the bus” when he was fired in 2015 by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is expected to release a video Wednesday evening announcing whether he’s running for mayor…. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Coerced’ student walkout in Chicago is ‘political indoctrination:’ GOP chair

The Chicago Republican Party has filed a complaint with Chicago Public Schools and is considering suing over an anti-gun violence student walkout Wednesday morning it calls “political” and an “indoctrination.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police, parents react to Florida school shooting 911 tapes: ‘We failed in many ways’

Senior law enforcement sources and parents of students at Stoneman Douglas High School are reacting with outrage after listening to freshly released portions of the Broward County Sheriff’s dispatch recordings from the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkl… Continue reading

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{FD} Broward sheriff’s captain who gave initial order to ‘stage’ not enter Stoneman Douglas is ID’d

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has identified to Fox News the captain who, according to sources, directed responding deputies and units to “stage” or form a “perimeter” outside Stoneman Douglas High School, instead of rushing immediately into the … Continue reading

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{FD} New pictures: Parkland shooter might have tried to create vantage point to fire below

Fox News has obtained pictures that appear to show that the accused Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, tried to shoot out a window on a higher floor of the school in an attempt to fire down on people below. Had he succeeded, the toll o… Continue reading

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{FD} Commanding officer initially ordered responding deputies to ‘stage’ not enter Stoneman Douglas, sources say

Fox News has learned that in the critical moments as first responding deputies were searching for an active shooter on the property of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer on scene apparently ordered some of the initial responders… Continue reading

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{FD} Florida emergency medical teams frustrated over ‘delay’ in Parkland school shooting response

Three high-ranking Florida officials close to the law enforcement response at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell Fox News there was a delay in Emergency Medical Service getting into the school in the critical moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Too racist for Chicago:’ Protesters demand college pull Steve Bannon invite

Outraged students protested on University of Chicago campus Thursday morning demanding the school rescind an invitation to have former senior advisor to president Trump and Breitbart News founder Steve Bannon speak on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} ShotSpotter technology makes dent in Chicago’s crime – but raises privacy concerns

The ShotSpotter technology being used in Chicago seems to already be making an impact in the city. Continue reading

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{FD} IV fluid shortage triggered by Hurricane Maria reaching critical levels

Every day Wanda Volchko, a single mother of two, fights off the side effects of Lupus. Continue reading

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{FD} Violence-scarred Chicago saw crime drop as high-tech program rolled out

Asiaha Butler, 42, remembers when her Chicago neighborhood of Englewood was plagued by almost non-stop gun violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Emanuel rolls out Chicago ID for ‘undocumented’ and those ‘on the sidelines’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a new ID program that he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Franken’s resignation gives Republicans ‘huge’ opportunity to win seat: GOP leader

The chair of the Minnesota Republican Party told Fox News that Sen. Al Franken’s resignation on Thursday is a “huge” opportunity for the party to win over a Senate seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago man sues Cubs, MLB after foul ball leaves him blind in one eye

A 60-year-old Illinois man who says he’s a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan is now imploring the team and Major League Baseball to immediately install more nets protecting fans in crowds after he was hit in the face by a ball in August, causing him to immedia… Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas shooter booked Chicago hotel room, scouted Boston sites, reports say

Chicago Police are investigating a report that Las Vegas gunman who allegedly committed the biggest mass shooting in American history, Stephen Paddock, booked rooms at the Blackstone hotel overlooking the massive music festival Lollapalooza this past s… Continue reading

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{FD} Joel Osteen: Our church didn’t turn people away after Harvey

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is shooting down claims his Lakewood Church in Houston turned Hurricane Harvey victims away, saying that keeping the doors closed for a few days during and after the storm was the “safe thing” to do. Continue reading

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{FD} Lexington braces for protests as Confederate statue removals proceed

This city is bracing for trouble as at least one white supremacy group announced plans to come here to protest the removal of two Confederate statues. Continue reading

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{FD} Two years after University of Missouri protests, college can’t shake negative image

It’s been nearly two years since racially fueled protests on the campus of the University of Missouri drew national attention – and the school still hasn’t fully recovered. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired farmer drives tractor across US for wounded vets

Ivan Stoltzfus, 70, was a successful farmer for 30 years near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense attorneys can bring up pot charge in Minnesota police shooting trial

A Minnesota judge is expected to finalize the list of 12 jurors selected to decide the fate of police officer Jeronimo Yanez—the policeman who shot and killed Philando Castile in a traffic stop last July. Continue reading

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{FD} Is improving Chicago’s grim crime rate Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top priority?

The good news coming out of Chicago also serves as a sad reminder of just how bad the city’s violence is: 239 people were murdered as of May 31, according to Chicago Police. Continue reading

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{FD} Veterans buried in silence: Group tries to revive Taps at military funerals

Hundreds of American veterans die each day and each of them unquestionably earned the honor of having “Taps” played during their burial ceremony as a final tribute for their sacrifice. Continue reading

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{FD} To fight Chicago violence, police use technology that traces ‘day in the life’ of a gun

You’ve heard of the “day in the life of” an interesting person or public figure. Well now, new ballistic technology is helping federal agents and police create a day in the life of the guns being used by criminals terrorizing America’s neighborhoods– especially those in Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago too lax on gun crimes, city’s judicial system a ‘joke,’ critics say

Chicago’s historic crime wave has been blamed on gangs, guns and drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago’s violent gangs looting freight cars filled with guns

Gangsters are ransacking freight trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets. Continue reading

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{FD} Caterpillar offices at company headquarters raided by federal agents

Caterpillar confirmed to Fox News that law enforcement raided offices at the company’s headquarters, exectuting search warrants on three propertiers in the Peoria, Ill. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Mayor Emanuel unveils 3-part plan to curb bloody violence, pleads for support

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who’s struggling to repair his tattered image, fought tears and pleaded with neighbors to support the city’s police officers as he unveiled a three-part plan to fight the city’s staggering violent crime and bloodshed. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Chicago alderman, Marine vet pushes city code calling for respect for National Anthem

As some NFL players and high school athletes nationwide spark outrage by intentionally sitting or kneeling during the National Anthem, a Chicago veteran and retired alderman has proposed the city enforce that all people stand when the Star Spangled Ban… Continue reading

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{FD} One year later, officials stunned by ‘betrayal’ of Illinois cop who staged suicide

This Labor Day weekend marks one year since Fox Lake, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz staged his on-the-job suicide to look like murder—sparking a massive investigation and nationwide manhunt for three “killers” who didn’t exist. Continue reading

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