Notorious Drug Trafficker Fatally Shot

( - A notorious drug trafficker linked to the Sinaloa cartel was found dead in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving. Eduardo Escobedo worked for the son of drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and his body was...

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NYPD Shelling Out $390M On Encrypted Radio System

( - The New York Police Department (NYPD) is to spend $390 million on a new radio encryption system that will prevent members of the public...

Missing Woman’s Body Found In Estranged Husband’s Storage Unit

( - A woman reported missing in Florida has been found dead in her estranged husband’s storage facility. Shakeira Rucker was last seen on November 11 with her husband Cory Hill, who has since been arrested by Orange County Sheriff John Mina and is held in Orange County jail without bond. Rucker’s mother reported her missing on November 11, and her body was discovered in a storage unit in Apopka, a small city near Orlando, a week later. Authorities were alerted when workers at the facility noticed “a smell emanating from one of the storage units.” Detectives found the body of a...

How to Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft

Keep Fraud And Identity Theft At Bay With This Guide ( - Intentionally attempting to obtain an unauthorized benefit is considered fraud. There are several types of fraud, with one of the most dangerous being identity theft. Identity theft is the wrongful use of someone’s personal information for financial gain. Did you know that, according to the Insurance Information Institute, 47 percent of Americans experience some form of identity theft each year? It’s easy to be worried, but following these five steps can help prevent you from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft. 1. Monitor Your Bank Statements and...

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Struggling? Make Sure You Aren’t Owed Unclaimed Cash

You May Have More Money Than You Think, You Just Have To Know Where To Look ( - Do you know where all of your...

China Agrees to Clamp Down On Fentanyl Ingredient Producers

( - China claims it will crack down on producers of precursor chemicals for fentanyl, the deadly opioid currently flooding America’s streets with most of the drug coming in through the southern border. The deal will reportedly be finalized during a meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 15th. Biden and Jinping will have a four-hour meeting in advance of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. They’re expected to discuss the crackdown on fentanyl precursors and a range of other issues including Taiwan, and U.S. export controls over military equipment, according to the...

Putin Pardons Slain Journalist’s Killers

( - Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned a convicted killer who took part in planning the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006. Sergei G. Khadzhikurbanov was a former police officer who was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in 2014 for his part in the murder. His lawyer, Aleksei Mikhalchik told reporters that his client was pardoned due to his military service in Ukraine. Politkovskaya was shot and killed in the elevator in her apartment building. She was known for critical coverage of Russian human rights abuses in Chechnya during conflicts in the 1990s. At the time her murder...

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Spanberger To Run For Governor; GOP Upbeat About Flipping Her District

( - On Nov. 13, Democratic Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger announced she would not be seeking reelection next year, running instead for Virginia governor...

South Korean President’s Fight Against Fake News Takes Startling Turn

( - The president of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, is facing criticism that his war against “fake news” is silencing free speech. Last week, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) introduced a “fake news eradication plan” that many observers say violates the Korean Constitution in regards to free speech. Media experts believe the new system the South Korean government wants to institute is a way for the government to shut down critics by making arbitrary decisions about what is fake news. The new system would add a “fake news reporting center” within the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC), as well as...

Islamic Jihad Offers Hostages in Exchange for Supplies

( - A propaganda video of two Israeli hostages was released by Palestinian group Islamic Jihad last week, offering their release in exchange for fuel and other supplies. The two hostages featured in the video are Hannah Katzir, 77, and Yagil Yaakov, 13, both kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz. This is the first released hostage video to feature a male hostage. The video also features a member of Islamic Jihad, wearing a black mask covering his face. The Jihadi says their group is willing to release these two hostages for “humanitarian” reasons, because they do not have the medicine or...

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