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Desmond Mills Jr., one of the Memphis police officers who beat Tyre Nichols, previously failed to report his role in a different violent incident

An ex-Memphis cop involved in the beating of Tire Nichols was previously disciplined.
Records show that Desmond Mills Jr. was reprimanded for failing to report his use of violence.
A woman who helped Mills arrest her claimed officers beat her and banged her head against a squad car.
One of the fo...

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Indiana man dies recording TikTok video after falling off 70-foot Puerto Rico sea cliff, family says

An Indiana man who was recording a TikTok video died after falling off a 70-foot cliff in Puerto Rico over the weekend, his family and officials said.
Edgar Garay, 27, was seen stumbling toward the edge of a cliff in Cabo Rojo on the southeast end of the island on Sunday afternoon, US Coast Guard...

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250-person fight breaks out over ‘free food’ in grocery store dumpster, Texas cops say

A power outage and a social media post prompted a dispute with 250 people over "free groceries" in a grocery store dumpster, Texas authorities said.
An H-E-B grocery store in southeast Austin experienced a "persistent power outage" and had to dump a large quantity of perishable groceries Thursday...

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Bryan Kohberger frequented Idaho Student Union Building before murders and had a staring problem: report

University of Idaho suspected stabber Bryan Kohberger was said to have been hanging out in at least one of the school's common areas before an ambush that killed four students in November, according to a new report.
Kohberger, 28, has a PhD in criminology. at Washington State University -- about ...

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‘We stole that World Series:’ Cora bragged about Astros cheating scandal, says new book

As Boston's freshman skipper, manager Alex Cora occasionally boasted about the Houston Astros' sign-stealing during their 2017 championship season, a new book claims.
Fifteen months after leading the Red Sox to a World Series title, Cora was fired as Red Sox manager for the 2020 season after an M...

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17 Objects So Strangely Large, I Had To Double Check The Pictures Weren't Photoshopped

Not like you intended to, but never approach an elephant seal, which I recently found out can be so big they crash cars.

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Pittsburgh restaurant named one of Yelp’s top 100 restaurants for 2023

A Pittsburgh restaurant has earned a spot on Yelp's list of the top 100 restaurants for 2023.
Pitaland in Brookline was 96th on the list. It is considered Pittsburgh's original Middle Eastern bakery.
According to Yelp, Pitaland makes 10,000 pitas a day and shares them with other local restaurants...

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Singaporean man uses Google Maps to 'visit' late grandma whenever he misses her

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A Singaporean TikTok user went viral after sharing that he uses Google Maps to "visit" his late grandmother when he misses her.
On January 27th, TikTok user @retroridersg released his now-viral video, which has already received over 98,000 views and 7,000 likes. In the 14-second clip, he...

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Russian stormtroopers tried to break through to Bakmut, suffered losses and retreated

On February 2, Russian stormtroopers tried to break through the defenses of a Ukrainian border unit on the outskirts of Bakhmut; They suffered casualties and retreated.
Source: Press service of the state border guard
Details: The state border guard reports that the occupiers were planning to ente...

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Miami woman’s Bentley purchase got the feds’ attention. She’s charged with PPP fraud

She didn't choose a Lamborghini like so many often do.
Daniela Rendon got a Bentley instead.
But the FBI still noticed her flashy ride.
Now the Miami woman is in custody - accused of stealing $381,000 from the federal government's COVID-19 loan programs intended for businesses struggling during t...

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In Texas, hunters shoot feral pigs from helicopters

By Evan Garcia
BRYAN, Texas (Reuters) - A helicopter hovers over farmland in central Texas on a bitterly cold January morning. The four passengers, hanging outside the plane, are hunting — they're hunting wild boar, an invasive species in the southeastern United States.
In Bryan, Texas, the Helib...

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'We know that it's a surveillance balloon' -Pentagon

STORY: Ryder declined to specify exactly where the balloon was positioned over the United States, but added that the balloon posed no risk to people on the ground.
China said on Friday that an "airship" flying over the United States was for civil meteorological and other scientific purposes, and ...

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This 14-year-old has been sleeping outside for more than 1,000 days. He has no plans to stop

Isaac Ortman, 14, snuck into his house in the middle of the night the other day. He'd spotted a black bear in his backyard — where he's slept every night since April 2020 — and he figured he should wait inside until the bear left.
"He walked in ... and said, 'Um, there's a bear out there,'" Isaac...

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Man accused in SF brick and metal grate attack on 3 Asian Americans charged with hate crimes

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A man faces multiple hate crime charges after he allegedly attacked three Asian Americans while making racist comments in Dolores Park in San Francisco last month.
Armando Sanchez Vazuquez, 30, was taken into custody after Monday's incident in which he allegedly threw a brick and metal g...

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A Florida cop was headed home from work. Along came a ‘reckless driver,’ bodycam shows

According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, an off-duty police officer had a harrowing drive home from work on Florida's Palm Coast last week.
Newly released bodycam footage, posted to the agency's Facebook page, shows the drama, which unfolded with Master Deputy Brad Stogdon on US 1 just a...

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CEO of Stability AI, an OpenAI rival, reportedly told employees they were 'all going to die in 2023' as competition heats up

Stability AI founder Emad Mostaque, whose company is working to compete against ChatGPT maker Open AI. Courtesy of Stability AI
Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque reportedly told employees that they "are all going to die in 2023."
The competition in AI is heating up with companies like OpenAI, Google...

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Exclusive: Pence calls for Social Security reform, private savings accounts

In video footage obtained by a Democratic tracking group, American Bridge, and made available to Yahoo News, former Vice President Mike Pence, a possible frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination, tells attendees at a behind-closed-doors event with the National Association of Wholesalers tha...

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Good News: Cool kid sinks 4 straight baskets for $10,000 prize

7th grade basketball player JJ Franks takes four clutch shots to win $10,000 in a halftime challenge at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot, ND.

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Conservative groups are flooding the Supreme Court with calls to block Biden's student-loan forgiveness, arguing that borrowers are 'contractually bound to repay their loans'

US President Joe Biden.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images
Nine conservative groups filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court this week challenging Biden's student debt relief.
One of them argued that all borrowers have an obligation to repay the loans they borrowed.
It comes after lawyers and...

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Video shows Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon being turned away from a Marc Jacobs fashion show because she arrived late

Lourdes Leon when she was turned away from a Marc Jacobs fashion show in New York City. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images
Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna, was denied entry to Marc Jacobs' New York runway on Thursday.
A video shows her and a guest being turned away because the fashion show has j...

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Biden: Strong jobs show economic plan working

Amid sizzling new US jobs numbers, President Joe Biden says his "economic plan is working". The government said on Friday that employers added 517,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest since 1969. (3 February)

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Fangio my goodness! Look at these Dolphins Vic Fangio contract numbers

If Vic Fangio wants to buy a nice boat, no problem.
If Fangio wants a nice little spot on the beach, no problem.
What Fangio wants, Fangio can get. Stephen Ross is involved in the case.
According to the well-respected Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated's MMQB, the Dolphins' owner put his money wh...

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N.J. man hired hitman for $20K in Bitcoin to kill a 14-year-old, prosecutors say

A New Jersey man faces up to 10 years in prison after hiring a hitman and paying $20,000 in bitcoin to kill a 14-year-old, prosecutors said.
John Michael Musbach, 31, of Haddonfield, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Camden to one count of knowingly and intentionally using one facility ...

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I was a seat filler at last year's Grammys — here's what it's like to be in a room packed with celebrities

Natalie Bickel at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in 2022. Courtesy of Natalie Bickel
This year's Grammys will take place on Sunday February 5th in Los Angeles.
Natalie Bickel, one of 150 seat holders at the 2022 Grammys, shared her experience with Insider.
Seat fillers replace stars when standing ...

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Putin inventing “new type of military” after Ukraine liquidated almost his entire army

A Russian soldier's helmet at the ruins of the vocational training center in Makiivka, where Russia housed the mobilized and which was destroyed by an attack by Ukraine's armed forces
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"If you make even a certain simple calculation, it turns out that in the year of hostilities the Armed Force...

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A millennial couple in Austin transformed an old dirty Airstream from 1971 into a modern tiny home. Take a look at how they did it.

The exterior of the converted Airstream RV.Rose Ballard/Rose Ballard Studio
A millennial couple in Austin, Texas bought an empty 1971 Airstream in October 2018 and turned it into a tiny home.
Interior designer Rose Ballard and architect Paul Suttles spent 18 months remodeling the 27-foot vehicle....

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Forsaken ‘ghost’ ship to be sunk on the high seas, Brazilian navy says. Here’s why

An aircraft carrier that was once a formidable flagship is now little more than a floating heap of junk with only one voyage left to make: a voyage to the bottom of the sea.
The decommissioned ship, named São Paulo, is badly damaged and the Brazilian government has "no alternative" but to sink it...

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School nurse raped student at motel and kissed him in her office, Missouri cops say

A high school nurse repeatedly raped and kissed a 15-year-old student in her office, Missouri police say.
The nurse, 26-year-old Candice Elizabeth Johnson, is accused of raping the student 12 times over the course of four months, according to a Kennett Police Department affidavit.
The student tol...

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National Guard downs Russian Su-25 near Bakhmut

Russian Su-25 attack aircraft
At 11:55 on February 2, two Russian Su-25 aircraft were sighted 3 km northeast of Bakhmut. The Guardsman, armed with a 9K38 Igla MANPAD, overtook them and conducted an interception. One of the Su-25 was shot down, the National Guard said.
Also read: According to the ...

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'Daily Show' Host D.L. Hughley Slams Sean Hannity For 'Freudian Slip'

Comedian D.L. Hughley rounded out his week-long guest-hosting of The Daily Show with a slam from Fox News' Sean Hannity.
"You need to hear the latest thing they're talking about when it comes to police shooting at black people," Hughley said, showing footage of Hannity arguing this week that "the...

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