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Terrorism

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Off-duty Chicago police sergeant rescues 3 who fell off jet ski into Lake Michigan near 63rd Street Beach By Javonte Anderson Chicago Tribune Chicago police Sgt. Donovan Jackson was relaxing on his boat Tuesday evening when he suddenly heard a helicopter hovering above.When he emerged from his 33-foot Sea Ray, docked in Jackson Harbor, Jackson saw police and fire vehicles driving toward Lake Michigan. Jackson then rushed to the top of a nearby hill, where he saw people in the water near 63rd Street Beach and a capsized water scooter.The 22-year police veteran was off duty, but duty still called. And for Jackson, who spent 12 years as a Chicago Park District lifeguard, instincts quickly kicked in. Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-lake-michigan-rescue-20200624-qjqewojlwbhnlfc2sfjknl2h6y-story.html...
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  Syracuse.com By Chris Libonati Syracuse, N.Y. — A Syracuse police officer, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office deputy and an off-duty Syracuse firefighter helped save a man who nearly fell off a highway overpass on Tuesday morning, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.The trio responded to the Hiawatha Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 81 at 5:49 a.m. for a reported suspicious person call. Deputy Kristen Mullen saw a man with a speedo and a cape standing on the bridge who appeared as if he was about to fall into traffic, deputies said. The man was in emotional distress and standing on the other side of a chain link fence, so Mullen grabbed the man to prevent him from falling, according to deputies. Officer Ryan Jones and off-duty Syracuse firefighter Lt. Chris Haley helped pull the man to safety, deputies said. Read more: https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2020/06/deputy-officer-and-off-duty-firefighter-save-man-who-nearly-fell-from-highway-overpass.html...
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FOX 13 Tampa Bay Tampa police officers 'ambushed' early Saturday, chief says By Jennifer Holton TAMPA, Fla. - The chief of the Tampa Police Department says his officers were "ambushed" early Saturday morning. TPD Chief Brian Dugan says officers were called to the intersection of 15th Street N and 26th Avenue E for a report of shots fired with a possible victim.  He says when officers arrived, hundreds of people had all four intersections completely blocked, and as they attempted to locate a victim, the crowd became aggressive. As officers took one person into custody, the crowd surrounded officers and threw glass bottles, while several subjects jumped on one of the officer’s cars. Read more: https://www.fox13news.com/news/tampa-police-officers-ambushed-early-saturday-chief-says...
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Sky News 25 Terror Plots Have Been Foiled Since 2017 Westminster Attack, Minister Reveals Counter-terrorism police are currently working on 800 live investigations, James Brokenshire says. Security services are currently working on 800 live investigations into potential terrorists, security minister James Brokenshire revealed today. It comes after three people died and another three were seriously injured in a terror attack in a park in Reading on Saturday evening.The attacker, Khairi Saadallah - a 25-year-old Libyan refugee who was living in the Berkshire town, was known to MI5 last year, Sky News understands. Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/25-terror-plots-have-been-foiled-since-2017-westminster-attack-minister-reveals-12012317...
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France 24 Afghanistan Reports 'Deadliest' Week In Its 19 Years Of Conflict by NEWS WIRESThe Taliban killed at least 291 Afghan security personnel over the past week, a top government official said Monday, accusing the insurgents of unleashing a wave of violence ahead of potential talks.The previous week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict, said Javid Faisal, spokesman for the National Security Council, even as the insurgents dismissed the latest figures.The Taliban carried out 422 attacks in 32 provinces during that time, killing 291 security force personnel and wounding 550 others, Faisal said on Twitter. Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20200623-afghanistan-taliban-peace-talks-violence-ashraf-ghani...