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  1. sad things
    Death of H.R. McMaster’s Father Investigated As ‘Suspicious’Philadelphia authorities are looking into allegations that a retirement home didn’t provide the elder McMaster with proper care following a fall.
  2. NYPD Officer Fatally Shot While Sitting in Police Truck in BronxMiosotis Familia was a 12-year veteran of the force.
  3. Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBIBut officials say the evidence indicates the attack was more “spontaneous” than premeditated, though the investigation continues.
  4. UVA Student Detained in North Korea Has DiedOtto Warmbier came back to the United States last week in a coma, after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.
  5. landmarks
    14-Year-Old Arrested for Arson at 167-Year-Old Manhattan SynagogueThough authorities say it appears to be arson, they are not investigating this as a hate crime.
  6. sad things
    NYPD Completes Investigation Into New York Judge’s DeathLaw-enforcement officials say it’s likely suicide, though the medical examiner will make the final determination.
  7. This Congressman Cried After Missing His First Vote in 6 YearsGOP Representative Justin Amash of Michigan tweeted an apology to his constituents.
  8. Kansas Suspect Said He Shot Two ‘Iranian People,’ According to 911 Phone CallAuthorities are still investigating whether this was a hate crime.
  9. At Least 70 Killed in ISIS-Claimed Suicide Attack on Pakistani ShrineDuring a crowded worship service.
  10. ISIS Takes Credit for Berlin Attack, Manhunt Under Way for New SuspectAn earlier suspect was released because of insufficient evidence.
  11. Sandy Hook Truther Arrested for Threatening Parent of Shooting VictimLucy Richards, 57, allegedly wrote: “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon.”
  12. Chicago on Pace to Have the Highest Murder Rate in Nearly 20 YearsThe city hit its 700th murder this week.
  13. OSU Attacker Posted Facebook Rant Referencing Radical Islamic Cleric“I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE.”
  14. Woman Killed by Oncoming Train After Being Shoved Onto Tracks at Times SquareThe suspect was arrested at the scene.
  15. Two Iowa Police Officers Are Killed in ‘Ambush-Style’ AttacksThe suspect, 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
  16. Firefighter Killed After Possible Drug Den Explodes in the BronxMore than ten people were injured.
  17. Boston Music Student With Bipolar Has Been Missing in New York City for a WeekA few tips haven’t panned out, and his friends are still scouring the city.
  18. 13-Year-Old With a BB Gun Is Shot and Killed by Police in Columbus, OhioCops were reportedly responding to an armed robbery.
  19. Woman Reportedly Killed at J’Ouvert After Asking Man to Stop Grinding on HerThe NYPD has arrested one person as officials say the annual festival won’t be cancelled.
  20. sad things
    Report: U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Kill Scores of Civilians, Including ChildrenAt least 56 people, but possibly more.
  21. Mom of Kid Won’t Be Charged in Gorilla IncidentThe zoo’s gorilla exhibit has been fortified, and is set to reopen on Tuesday.
  22. Two New York Siblings Killed in Brussels Airport AttackSiblings Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski.
  23. sad things
    Explorer Dies Just Before He Was About to Finish Solo Trek Across AntarcticaHe was 30 miles from the end. 
  24. sad things
    It’s Been 3 Years Since the Shooting at Sandy Hook ElementaryMeanwhile, in San Bernardino, a memorial for those shot two weeks ago still stands. 
  25. sad things
    17-Year-Old Coming Home From Funeral Killed in Hit-and-Run in QueensNine accidents at this intersection have left people injured in 2015.
  26. sad things
    There Are Only 3 Northern White Rhinos Left on EarthAnd they are being watched by armed guards 24/7.
  27. sad things
    Hundreds Attend Slain NYPD Officer’s WakeMourners flocked to Jamaica, Queens, to honor officer Randolph Holder, who was killed last week in the line of duty. 
  28. sad things
    At Least 43 Dead After Bus Crash in France“We have not seen such a catastrophe on our roads for over 30 years.”
  29. sad things
    Cuomo Aide Shot Before J’Ouvert DiesCarey Gabay was taken off a respirator Wednesday. 
  30. sad things
    Cuomo Aide Shot Before J’Ouvert Is Reportedly Brain-DeadCarey Gabay was shot in the head when gunfire broke out in Crown Heights.
  31. sad things
    Dad Arrested After Leaving 3-Year-Old in Harlem Subway ShopHe told police he woke up drunk the next day near Battery Park.
  32. sad things
    Beau Biden Dies at 46He was hospitalized earlier this month.
  33. sad things
    Body of Missing WSJ Reporter Found in New Jersey RiverHe went for a walk in January 2014 and never came back.
  34. sad things
    Former Fox News Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corp. Building He had been handing out flyers accusing Fox of “ending [his] career.” 
  35. sad things
    Fire Destroys Staten Island Eric Garner Memorial Garner’s family believes it was arson, though the NYPD disagrees.
  36. disasters
    Rescuers Working to Save People on Burning FerryThe boat is drifting off the coast of Albania.
  37. sad things
    Thousands Attend Wake for NYPD Officer Rafael RamosVice-President Joe Biden is expected to go to the funeral on Saturday.
  38. lawsuits
    City Settles Lawsuit Over Rikers Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’ for $2.25 MillionJerome Murdough, a mentally ill veteran, died last February.
  39. save the whales
    This Humongous Whale Washed Up Dead on Long IslandOfficially ruining the very end of beach season.
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Woman Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver While Trying to Save Dog Sad.
  41. sad things
    Unarmed Man Killed by Stray NYPD Bullet in Stabbing Confrontation Police initially said he died from stab wounds.
  42. nature
    Why 35,000 Walruses Are Hanging Out on a BeachClimate change.
  43. crimes and misdemeanors
    Everyone Hates a Cat-KickerThis one faces up to a year in jail, with no option for a plea deal.
  44. mysteries
    We Still Don’t Really Know What Happened to Joan Rivers Unsurprisingly, the clinic where she stopped breathing is being cagey. 
  45. sad things
    Sympathy for a MadoffBernie’s son Andrew died of cancer, but he felt like it was the fallout from the scandal that was killing him.
  46. new york’s finest
    NYC, Beware: Tony Bees, the NYPD Bee Guy, Is RetiringLeaving us to face the swarms on our own.
  47. war in afghanistan
    Afghan Soldier Kills 2-Star U.S. General in Insider AttackThe highest ranking military official killed abroad since Vietnam.
  48. sad things
    Missing Air Algerie Flight Wreckage Located in Southern MaliOfficials say the plane went down due to bad weather.
  49. shootings
    Suspect Hoped to Become ‘Famous’ for Fatally Shooting Jersey City CopOfficer Melvin Santiago was a 23-year-old rookie. 
  50. sad things
    Mother Arrested for Leaving Baby in Subway StationFrankea Dabbs left her home in North Carolina last week.
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