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President Obama’s high school basketball jersey nets $120,000 at auction

President Obama’s high school basketball jersey nets $120,000 at auction

President Barack Obama’s game-worn high school basketball jersey went up for auction in Dallas over the weekend. The winning bid: $120,000, by a buyer who wanted to remain anonymous. Obama wore the jersey during his senior year at Punahou School in Honolulu as a member of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys’ varsity basketball team.…MORE

NYPD officer accused of choking Eric Garner five years ago has been fired

NYPD officer accused of choking Eric Garner five years ago has been fired

The New York police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014 has been fired and will not receive his NYPD pension, Commissioner James O’Neill said Monday. “It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City Police officer,” he said. Officer Daniel Pantaleo was found guilty in…MORE

A 3-day search for a missing California hiker ends with the discovery of his body

A 3-day search for a missing California hiker ends with the discovery of his body

The body of a missing California hiker was recovered Sunday after an intense three-day search by 12 rescue teams, police said. Rescuers found the remains of Daniel Komins in a remote wilderness area in northern California’s Trinity Alps, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reported on Facebook. Komins, a volunteer firefighter with Blue Lake Fire Department…MORE

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