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Fox Lake, Ill., cop tried to hire hitman to kill city leader

The messages, which were later deleted, came shortly after officials said Marrin had started auditing the city's assets and finances, including those of Fox Lake Police Explorer Post 300 program. When asked if there could have been more oversight within the department and the village, he said, "It's one of those things you can always second-guess".

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Illinois Police Officer Had A Troubled History

A February 2009 letter authored by anonymous members of the Fox Lake Police Department revealed Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz's colleagues had a number of concerns about the officer's behavior. Joseph Gliniewicz with Black Lives Matter activists, Media Matters reported . Packets of cocaine were found in his desk , but it is unclear if they were to be used on Marrin.

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John Lennon's guitar sells for $2.4 million at auction

The Gibson J-106 guitar was one of only two of its kind flown from America to England in 1962 for Lennon and fellow Beatle George Harrison. In December 1963, during The Beatles Finsbury Park Christmas Show, Lennon's guitar went missing and he later replaced it with a 1964 model.

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Rockefeller Christmas tree arrives in New York

And as the years passed, the family grew and so did the tree, into a magnificent 78-foot beauty that just became the 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree . "When we moved in '57, I was four". "My father loved the tree and trimmed it so it would look straight", Asendorf, now 62, said. "It's been in the family for years", she said.

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Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee Bumped From Fox Business GOP Debate Main Stage

Debate sponsor Fox Business Network announced the moves on Thursday evening, dealing a blow to Christie and Huckabee as they struggle to stand out in the crowded Republican field. Earlier this week, we told you Chris Christie's sagging polling numbers could mean he'd be dropped from the main GOP debate on Tuesday. The undercard will last half the time, starting at 7 p.m.

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Obama Releases 6000 Prisoners and Bars Federal Agencies from Asking About

Collectively, they reflect a belief that former inmates should have greater leeway to apply for jobs and housing without disclosing criminal records that would hinder their chances. As a 2009 re-entry study in New York city found, "the criminal record penalty suffered by white applicants (30%) is roughly half the size of the penalty for blacks with a record (60%)".