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Tuesday October 1st, 2019 day edition

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(CNN) Police say the fatal shooting of a New York Police Department officer was the result of friendly fire.

"This is a tragic case of friendly fire, but make no mistake, we lost a life of a courageous public servant solely due to a violent criminal who put the lives of the police and all the people we serve in jeopardy," New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill said Monday.

Brian Mulkeen, a 33-year-old member of The Bronx Anti-Crime Unit, was investigating gang activity, including recent shootings with two other officers at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, NYPD said.

NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen was fatally shot Sunday.

The officers got out of their vehicle to question a man, who then fled, and the officers gave chase.

As the officers tried to apprehend the suspect, a violent struggle on the ground began, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan previously announced.

In body-worn camera, Mulkeen can be heard yelling "He's reaching for it! »

N.C.A.A. Athletes Could Be Paid Under New California Law

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Students will also be permitted to hire agents, a move now restricted.

The group’s recommendations are expected in October, but California officials, skeptical that the N.C.A.A. would adopt substantive changes, chose to press ahead with their legislation.

They only do the right thing when they’re sued or they’re forced to do the right thing.”. »

Trump may have lied to Mueller, House Democrats say

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| Evan Vucci/AP Photo Congress Trump may have lied to Mueller, House Democrats say Dems believe the special counsel's grand-jury materials could aid their Ukraine investigation, according to a court filing.

Lawyers for the House of Representatives revealed on Monday that they have reason to believe that the grand-jury redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report show that President Donald Trump lied about his knowledge of his campaign’s contacts with WikiLeaks.

In a text message to POLITICO, Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal attorney, said the suggestion that Trump lied to Mueller’s investigators is “absurd.”. »

Buzz Aldrin Battled Depression and Alcohol Addiction After the Moon Landing

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At first, Aldrin reveled in the ticker-tape parades and meetings with heads of state, but exhaustion had set in by late 1969.

With the touring and speeches scheduled to continue into the following year, Aldrin began to feel like a publicity pawn for NASA.

"I wanted to resume my duties, but there were no duties to resume," he wrote in Magnificent Desolation. »

A 41-year-old question about ape intelligence may finally be answered

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In a paper on their research, an international team of scientists present evidence that great apes possess the “theory of mind,” which means they can attribute mental states to themselves and others, and they can also understand that others may believe different information than they do.

Scientists have long wondered if the chimpanzee has a “theory of mind,” with the first study on it being published in December 1978, some 41 years ago.

In the latest experiment, researchers observed that great apes can grasp when someone else believes information that is untrue, which supports the long-debated notion that a non-human animal can possess theory of mind. »