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N.Y. governor creates special police unit to address ‘explosion of hate crimes’ since the election. There have been more than 700 incidents of “hateful harassment,” including more than 40 in New York State alone. A toll-free hotline that allows New York residents to report incidents of bias and discrimination has received more than 400 calls since its launch on Friday office.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan sending residents fleeing to higher ground and prompting worries about the nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five years ago. Authorities issued a tsunami warning and urged residents to seek higher ground immediately. The warning was lifted nearly four hours later.
The earthquake struck in the same region that was devastated by the 2011 tsunami, which took around 18,000 lives.
US issues Europe travel alert after France foils ISIS-linked plot —French authorities arrest seven people after anti-terror raids in Strasbourg and Marseilles on Sunday. The US State Department urging US nationals to have caution at holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets in Europe in the coming weeks. Strasbourg is home to one of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe, with 2 million people expected to visit after it opens this Friday. In 2000, the Strasbourg Christmas market was the target of a thwarted plot by al Qaeda-linked terrorists.
Every parent’s worst nightmare: a school bus in Chattanooga crashed taking the lives of at least 6 children. The bus driver has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. The bus was carrying 35 kids from kindergarten to 5th grade.
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