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Thursday June 7th, 2018 night edition

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CLOSE A special education teacher from the Dumont School District left a parting gift for her beloved students after she passed away: $1 million.

DUMONT — About 10 years ago, Superintendent Emanuele Triggiano remembers laughing when a retired teacher told him that she was going to donate a million dollars.

Genevieve Via Cava, a special educator teacher for the Dumont school district, had amassed a small fortune throughout her life.

When she passed away in 2011, she left her savings to help some of the people who meant the most to her: her special education students.

Via Cava, who had no children, had spent most her of professional career in the school district, teaching both regular and special education.

In addition to being a caring teacher in the classroom, Via Cava tried to help students outside the classroom too, said Kennedy.

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GameStop to Start Selling Comic Books

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The latest move is yet another step in that comic-centric direction, as Bleeding Cool has learned that Gamestop will start offering comics themselves directly in certain locations.

Part of the reason for the new initiative lies with James Parker, who previously helmed the comic and collectibles initiative at Hastings.

Parker has now moved over to Gamestop, and the new comic book program will start in trial form in 20 Gamestop stores and 20 ThinkGeek stores. »

US Kindergartens Now Teaching Nursery Rhymes To Prep Kids For School Shooters

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This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom. — Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) June 6, 2018.

The post has drawn a considerable amount of attention from those saddened by the apparent necessity of teaching toddlers how to navigate a potential school shooting scenario.

So far in 2018, the US has experienced 23 school shootings resulting in at least one injury or death. »

Video shows police hitting homeless man as he says 'I am not resisting'

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KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon police deputy captured on video repeatedly hitting a homeless man during an arrest Monday has been temporarily reassigned during the investigation into the incident, police said Tuesday.

June 4: Experts split on police conduct, use of force in NJ beach arrest incident.

May 23: Milwaukee police: 'Members acted inappropriately' in tasing incident with Bucks rookie Sterling Brown. »

Elephant poachers shot dead by rangers at wildlife reserve in Kenya

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Three poachers have been killed and two others injured following a gun battle with rangers at a Kenyan wildlife reserve.

The rangers, from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) exchanged fire with the poachers, who were reportedly armed with AK-47 rifles.

“More officers have been deployed to conduct regular security patrols at the park and ensure wildlife is protected from the poachers,” he said. »