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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. sad things
    Michelle Pfeiffer Says She Would Have Done a Catwoman Movie ‘In a Heartbeat’The actress says there was once talk of her Batman Returns character getting a spinoff, but it never came to be.
  3. sad things
    Former Voice of Kermit Steve Whitmire Is ‘Devastated’ About Being Fired“Doing what is best for the Muppets is the lens through which all my interactions have been filtered.”
  4. NYPD Officer Fatally Shot While Sitting in Police Truck in BronxMiosotis Familia was a 12-year veteran of the force.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. This Congressman Cried After Missing His First Vote in 6 YearsGOP Representative Justin Amash of Michigan tweeted an apology to his constituents.
  10. Kansas Suspect Said He Shot Two ‘Iranian People,’ According to 911 Phone CallAuthorities are still investigating whether this was a hate crime.
  11. At Least 70 Killed in ISIS-Claimed Suicide Attack on Pakistani ShrineDuring a crowded worship service.
  12. the royals
    Queen Elizabeth’s Granddaughter, Zara Tindall, Suffers MiscarriageShe was expecting her second child.
  13. ISIS Takes Credit for Berlin Attack, Manhunt Under Way for New SuspectAn earlier suspect was released because of insufficient evidence.
  14. Sandy Hook Truther Arrested for Threatening Parent of Shooting VictimLucy Richards, 57, allegedly wrote: “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon.”
  15. Chicago on Pace to Have the Highest Murder Rate in Nearly 20 YearsThe city hit its 700th murder this week.
  16. 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.”
  17. Woman Killed by Oncoming Train After Being Shoved Onto Tracks at Times SquareThe suspect was arrested at the scene.
  18. Two Iowa Police Officers Are Killed in ‘Ambush-Style’ AttacksThe suspect, 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
  19. Firefighter Killed After Possible Drug Den Explodes in the BronxMore than ten people were injured.
  20. 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.
  21. Every Hangover Cure Is a LiePrevention is the only cure.
  22. 13-Year-Old With a BB Gun Is Shot and Killed by Police in Columbus, OhioCops were reportedly responding to an armed robbery.
  23. 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.
  24. sad things
    Report: U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Kill Scores of Civilians, Including ChildrenAt least 56 people, but possibly more.
  25. Mom of Kid Won’t Be Charged in Gorilla IncidentThe zoo’s gorilla exhibit has been fortified, and is set to reopen on Tuesday.
  26. Two New York Siblings Killed in Brussels Airport AttackSiblings Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski.
  27. sad things
    Explorer Dies Just Before He Was About to Finish Solo Trek Across AntarcticaHe was 30 miles from the end. 
  28. 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. 
  29. 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.
  30. sad things
    There Are Only 3 Northern White Rhinos Left on EarthAnd they are being watched by armed guards 24/7.
  31. sad things
    Former Tommy Hilfiger Model Dies in Apparent SuicideSam Sarpong was 40.
  32. 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. 
  33. 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.”
  34. sad things
    Cuomo Aide Shot Before J’Ouvert DiesCarey Gabay was taken off a respirator Wednesday. 
  35. 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.
  36. hacking
    Police Link Two Suicides to Ashley Madison Hack The fallout from the online adultery data dump continues.
  37. pregnancy
    How Misconceptions Over Miscarriages Cause Needless GuiltBut when prominent figures like Mark Zuckerberg talk about their experiences, it helps dispel the stigma. 
  38. 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.
  39. pets
    I Spent Thousands to Keep My Sick Cat Alive. I Don’t Think I’d Do It Again.Advances in veterinary medicine make it harder to know when to say good-bye.
  40. sad things
    Beau Biden Dies at 46He was hospitalized earlier this month.
  41. The Iconic ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Marquee Is No MoreA week after tearing down David Letterman’s Late Show set, crews at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York went to work this morning in the most […]
  42. sad things
    Body of Missing WSJ Reporter Found in New Jersey RiverHe went for a walk in January 2014 and never came back.
  43. sad things
    Former Fox News Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corp. Building He had been handing out flyers accusing Fox of “ending [his] career.” 
  44. sad things
    Fire Destroys Staten Island Eric Garner Memorial Garner’s family believes it was arson, though the NYPD disagrees.
  45. disasters
    Rescuers Working to Save People on Burning FerryThe boat is drifting off the coast of Albania.
  46. sad things
    Thousands Attend Wake for NYPD Officer Rafael RamosVice-President Joe Biden is expected to go to the funeral on Saturday.
  47. lawsuits
    City Settles Lawsuit Over Rikers Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’ for $2.25 MillionJerome Murdough, a mentally ill veteran, died last February.
  48. obits
    Welcome Back, Kotter Actress Marcia Strassman Dies at 66Following a battle with breast cancer.
  49. legal troubles
    Kesha Denied Dr. Luke Sexual-Assault Accusations 3 Years AgoAccording to an unsealed deposition from 2011.
  50. save the whales
    This Humongous Whale Washed Up Dead on Long IslandOfficially ruining the very end of beach season.
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