Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 2 1. Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release  Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday November 23 1. Mali Hunts More Suspects In Extremists’ Deadly Attack On Hotel After gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and killed at least 19 people, the authorities are looking for at least three suspects. Two others died Friday. Jihadist group al-Mourabitoun says it is behind the attacks, and…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday June 15 1. Ten million gallons flood West Philly after water main rupture  The first time Fallon Postell remembers water cascading down the 5100 block of Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia was 1994. She was 11 and, still clad in her flannel pajamas, she followed her mother out to dry land.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday June 12 1. Judge Backs Charges Against Cleveland Officers in Killing of Tamir Rice  Acting under a rarely used provision of Ohio state law, a judge found probable cause Thursday to charge Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. Cleveland Municipal…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday June 10 1. Activists Move to Get Cops Who Shot Tamir Rice Arrested A group of Cleveland activists announced that they will file a number of citizens’ affidavits to seek arrest warrants in the police shooting death of Tamir Rice. The affidavits that the civil rights leaders, clergy members and activists are seeking will,…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday June 4 1. Boston shooting: Suspect plotted to behead Pamela Geller, sources say Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN. But Rahim, a 26-year-old…

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