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The new Facebook hoax you should know about

There’s a new Facebook hoax going around — and it’s targeting your inbox. “We’ve heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook. It takes the form of a ‘chain mail’ type of notice,” a Facebook official said. Here’s what happens: you receive a message from an existing Facebook […]

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Lawyer for American arrested in Russia says hes holding himself with dignity

The lawyer of an American man arrested in Russia for alleged spying said his client is in good spirits and intends to contest the charges against him. The lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told ABC News on Thursday that he had seen Paul Whelan in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, where the former Marine has been held since he […]

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Second man found dead at Democratic donors house, prompting renewed investigation

The death of a man at the home of a prominent Democratic political donor is raising questions and scrutiny about an earlier death at his home. Both deaths occurred at the West Hollywood, California, home of Ed Buck, who has donated to a number of Democratic politicians over the years. Now investigators are looking at […]

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Round Lake Beach apartments inaccessible after truck wrecks stairs

Two second-story units at an apartment building in Round Lake Beach were left inaccessible Thursday after a rental truck smashed the stairs leading to their entrance.

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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of on-duty Marine in Washington D.C

Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia, 20, was named by the Marine Corps as the individual who died at the barracks early Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, but local police have classified the case as a death investigation rather than a homicide investigation, meaning that it may have been an accident.

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New Year’s Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists and press freedom around the world

When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve in New York City’s iconic Times Square, it will be dedicated to protecting press freedom and celebrating the importance of journalism.

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Changes to prevent Chain O’Lakes flooding being petitioned by residents

Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to intervene in the management of the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River downstream […]

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“It hurt deep inside”: Cancer survivor says he was asked to cover face at South Carolina store

A cancer survivor says he was brought to tears after a store owner told him to cover his face or leave on Monday. Kirby Evans’ daughter wrote a Facebook post about her dad’s experience at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina. Brandy Evans says her dad went into the store to buy something to […]

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How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion

Juul controls 75 percent of the U.S. e-cigarette market up from 27 percent in September last year. In the year since then, the CDC says the percentage of high school students who’ve used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days has grown 75 percent.

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Sheriff: Standoff ensued after man pointed shotgun at deputies in Lake Villa

A Lake Villa man was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after allegedly pointing a shotgun at sheriff’s deputies responding to a noise complaint early Tuesday morning. The 911 caller said that he could hear his neighbor’s television playing from across the street. The complainant tried to speak to his neighbor, 58-year-old Frank D. Frano, when […]

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Gurnee could be home to new cellphone, warfare material manufactured by AKHAN Semiconductors

AKHAN Semiconductors, a high-tech manufacturer based in the village, debuted its new clean room to investors, local leaders and the news media Wednesday morning. The facility will produce the company’s patented material, Miraj Diamond, designed to make glass stronger, harder and better able to dissipate heat. The company plans to debut Miraj Diamond next year […]

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Why Wi-Fi 6 is going to make people care about good Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi we have now is dramatically different to the Wi-Fi first certified in the 20th century, and even to what was available five years ago. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that designs and certifies the standard, has worked continuously to roll out new features and improve the protocol beyond all recognition. The next improvement […]

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South Carolina sees massive stink bug invasion: They’re looking to ‘move into people’s homes’

Residents in The Upstate, a region in the western part of the state, have noticed an increase in these stinky bugs, Fox Carolina reported. This may partly be a result of warm weather that has extended well into fall, Eric Benson, an entomologist at Clemson University, told Fox News. “It has been warmer longer, so […]

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 10 communications satellites

Using its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX on Friday launched the final group of next generation communication satellites, known as Iridium NEXT, completing a decade-long project. The 10 satellites, which are part of a 75-piece constellation, were launched at 10:31 a.m. ET from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. They began their orbit an hour […]

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Convicted of child sexual assault, Gurnee man seeks to withdraw plea deal

A Gurnee man who was sentenced to six years in prison in July under a plea deal that had resolved a Round Lake Park child sexual assault case is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea, according to authorities. Rodrick R. Linnear, 36, pleaded guilty in mid-July to attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, […]

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New Witness Against Christine Ford: She Was Not A Victim, She Was A Party Animal, Heavy Drinker & “Fast”

Hard-core drinking and whoring. If Kavanaugh’s yearbook is fair game, so is Ford’s. Just sayin’.

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