The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 17th, 2018 morning edition

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(CNN) For the first time in at least a quarter-century, New York City made it through a weekend without anyone getting shot.

From Friday, October 12, through Sunday, October 14, not one shooting was reported throughout the city's five boroughs, according to police.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the achievement "extraordinary" on Monday while speaking at a graduation ceremony for newly sworn NYPD officers.

"A city of 8.6 million people -- not a single shooting for three days," he said.

"Let's thank the NYPD for what they've achieved.".

The shooting-free weekend came just days after the NYPD's chief of crime-control strategies, Lori Pollock, said the city was trending towards "another record-setting year" of fewer than 97,000 crimes. »

Gainesville barbershop co-owner arrested in sex sting

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DAYTONA BEACH — A Gainesville barber was one of seven men arrested in a Volusia County internet sex sting.

Bowen got what he claimed he was looking for and was arrested, the release said.

He had had sexually charged chats and texts with an undercover detective he believed was a 14-year-old girl. »

Republicans Are Outraged About the Deficit They Caused

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When warned by various experts that cutting taxes would mean lower revenues and therefore higher deficits, Republicans attacked those analyses as biased and claimed the deficit wouldn't go up all that much.

Predictably, the experts were right and the deficit did increase because of the tax cut—despite the persistence of magical supply-side economic thinking.

But after Congress passed a bipartisan spending bill that jacked up military spending among other priorities, McConnell is apparently back to caring about the deficit. »

HyunA Revealed She Was Treated Unfairly By Cube Entertainment In Hand-Written Letter To CEO

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It has been reported that HyunA had sent a letter to Cube Entertainment CEO, Shin Dae Nam, before the agency announced that their exclusive contract was canceled.

In the hand-written letter, HyunA explained how she was treated unfairly and requested for things to be resolved amicably.

As requested by the idol herself, Cube Entertainment announced on October 15th that they would be parting ways with HyunA. »

Jayme Closs subject of Amber Alert after parents found dead

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(CNN) A 13-year-old girl is missing and believed in danger after her parents were found slain in their northwestern Wisconsin home, authorities said.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme Closs, whose parents were found dead in their home near Barron shortly after someone there called 911 early Monday, the Barron County Sheriff's Department said.

Investigators are trying to find out not only where Jayme is, but what led to her parents' deaths. »