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December 28, 2015

“Santa Claus” Robbed a KFC Restaurant at Knifepoint

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By Victor Ochieng Is it high time we started carrying out background checks on “Santas” before letting our children get close to them? While people are taking their time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, some ill mannered individuals are using the season to pounce on unsuspecting individuals. An incident in which a robber dressed as Santa Claus robbed a KFC restaurant at knifepoint caught many by surprise. Derbyshire…

Trump ties with Pope Francis in U.S. poll for second most-admired man in the world

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Americans named Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as their most admired woman and man in the world in 2015, with Donald Trump earning the same share of admiration as Pope Francis, according to the results of the latest Gallup survey released Monday. On the list of most admired women, the Democratic presidential front-runner earned 13 percent and was at the top of the annual poll for a record 20th…

Carly Fiorina: ‘Bill Clinton’s fair game’

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Donald Trump is on solid ground attacking Bill Clinton, Carly Fiorina said Monday. But, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard added, it’s not the way to win. “Of course Bill Clinton’s fair game. He’s a former president,” Fiorina told “Fox and Friends,” reminding the co-hosts that Trump has frequently denounced former President George W. Bush, in addition to his more recent attempts to tie Hillary Clinton to her husband’s fraught history…

New Hampshire paper compares Trump to Biff from ‘Back to the Future’

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The New Hampshire Union Leader tore into Donald Trump ahead of the Republican candidate’s latest visit to the state, calling his campaign an insult to voters’ intelligence and remarking upon his similarities to a 1980s movie villain. “He reminds us of the grownup bully ‘Biff’ in the ‘Back to the Future’ movie series. Lo and behold, the screenwriter says that he based Biff on Trump,” wrote publisher Joseph W. McQuaid…

Chicago authorities investigating holiday shooting of two by police

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A Police shooting that left two people dead the day after Christmas is now being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority. Early on Saturday morning, an unspecified number of police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. In a statement, the police department explained, “Upon arrival, officers were confronted by a combative subject resulting in the discharging of the officer’s weapon.” While the two individuals killed have not been identified by…

NBA stars and Spike Lee speak out against gun violence in PSA

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The NBA is teaming up with gun violence advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety in anew campaign called “We Can All Make a Difference.” On Christmas Day, NBA players Stephen Curry and Carmelo Anthony, as well as Chris Paul and Joakim Noah, appeared in a powerful PSA that also showcased the victims of gun violence and their families. The campaign came together with the directorial help of Spike Lee, who approached the…