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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the first time from state-licensed retailers of recreational pot. Dozens of newly authorized marijuana stores are due to open for business across California
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire in an apartment building in New York City’s borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “People died on various floors of the apartment, ranging in age from 1 to over 50,” city
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A fire in an apartment building in New York City’s borough of the Bronx on Thursday has killed at least six people, the mayor’s press secretary said, adding that the death toll was likely to climb. After a local television reporter cited a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio as saying
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(Reuters) – A Chicago city oversight board has found that a policeman was unjustified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old grandmother about two years ago, newspaper reports on Thursday said. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability said no evidence supported the claims of Officer Robert Rialmo, who said the student Quintonio
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday. The stepped-up training is in response to an attempted bombing in a
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