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Chicago to hire almost 1000 cops

The changes will increase the number of sworn officers from about 12,500 to about 13,500; Johnson said vacancies will be filled on top of the new hires. Chicago is to hire hundreds more police officers to help it combat a murder epidemic that has claimed over 500 lives so far this year, the highest homicide rate of any major U.S.

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In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

Those who are supporting and advising him say Trump faces a challenging balancing act Monday between being briefing-book smart - a Hillary Clinton trademark - or the unpredictable, shoot-from-the-lip, free-wheeling candidate that his voters adore.

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Browns sign kicker Cody Parkey, Patrick Murray placed on IR

Cody Parkey was signed to replace him. "We will know more as we evaluate more". Parkey (6-0, 190) is in his third National Football League season out of Auburn. He appeared in two games, and was 1 for 2 on field goals and 3 for 4 on PATs. He was waived by Philadelphia during final roster cuts this season. As a result of the knee injury for Murray.

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RAW: Moments Leading Up to Charlotte Shooting of Keith Scott

Forty-three-year old black man Keith Lamont Scott started Tuesday as a father of seven. While filming from a distance, Rakeyia repeatedly shouts, that her husband does not have a gun, to not shoot him and that he just took medication for his "T.B.I".

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Disney pulls controversial Maui costume from store

In the Polynesian and Pacific Islander cultures, tattoos are part of a sacred spirituality, and using them for a children's Halloween costume is highly offensive and is often considered sacrilege by some members of this community. "We sincerely apologise and are pulling the costume from our website and stores". Previously, " Moana " - and the obese Maui character, in particular - has been decried for what has been described in some quarters as "fat-shaming" of Polynesians.

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Islamic extremists claim to kill 40 troops in Nigeria town

Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of people, but the mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls in April 2014 brought worldwide condemnation of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist group. He said the government was willing to bend over backward to get the Chibok girls released from captivity. Previous negotiations between Nigeria and Boko Haram regarding the girls, mediated by neighboring Chad, have failed.