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The Latest: Pritzker board member resigns amid senator probe

The Latest: Pritzker board member resigns amid senator probeAn appointee of Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has stepped down from the Illinois Tollway board after he was mentioned as part of a federal investigation into a state senator. Cesar Santoy resigned Friday at Pritzker’s request after an unredacted search warrant released Friday indicated that authorities sought information involving Santoy and his architectural firm Studio Arq.



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Jury finds Chicago gang member guilty in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

Jury finds Chicago gang member guilty in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn LeeA jury found gang member Drwight Boone-Doty guilty Thursday in the murder of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old boy was shot and killed.



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First Republican member of Congress voices support for Trump impeachment probe

First Republican member of Congress voices support for Trump impeachment probeRep. Mark Amodei became the first GOP member of Congress to back the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.



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Conception dive boat crew member has filed lawsuit against owner of the boat

Conception dive boat crew member has filed lawsuit against owner of the boatA crew member injured while trying to reach passengers on the Conception has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the dive boat claiming it was operating in dangerous condition.



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Women’s March Dismisses New Board Member amid Backlash over Statements Comparing ISIS to U.S. Military

Women’s March Dismisses New Board Member amid Backlash over Statements Comparing ISIS to U.S. MilitaryZahra Billoo, who joined the board of the Women's March just several days ago, announced on her Twitter feed Thursday morning that she has been voted off the board.Billoo has a history of controversial statements on Twitter, in which she has compared the U.S. and Israeli militaries to ISIS and Nazis, once even asserting that the FBI recruits "mentally ill" people to join ISIS.The Women's March has not released a statement explaining the justification for her dismissal as of this writing.However, Billoo asserted in a tweet thread that she was voted out as a result of an "Islamophobic smear campaign led by the usual antagonists, who have long targeted me, my colleagues, and anyone else who dares speak out in defense of Palestinian human rights and the right to self determination."Addressing the controversy over her tweets, she wrote "In looking at the tweets in question, I acknowledge that I wrote passionately. While I may have phrased some of my content differently today, I stand by my words."> In looking at the tweets in question, I acknowledge that I wrote passionately. While I may have phrased some of my content differently today, I stand by my words. 15/> > — Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) September 19, 2019Billoo stated on Facebook in 2017 that she would not go to see the movie "Wonder Woman" because of the participation of actress Gal Gadot, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces. She justified her stance by saying she would similarly not see a movie in which the lead actress was proud of being a member of ISIS, al-Qaeda, or the U.S. military.In a 2014 post on Twitter, Billoo said she was opposed to "all terrorism, including all that regularly committed by the US military and Al Qaeda, the Israeli Defense Forces and ISIS.”Billoo and other new members were hired to replace three former Women's March leaders dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism. Two of these members, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, have drawn fire for their support of Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam.



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Newly Appointed Women’s March Board Member Accused FBI of Recruiting for ISIS

Newly Appointed Women’s March Board Member Accused FBI of Recruiting for ISISThe Women's March announced the introduction of 16 new members to its board on Monday, one of whom once accused the FBI of recruiting for ISIS.Zahra Billoo, a civil-rights attorney who is also the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations's San Francisco chapter, made the accusation in a 2015 tweet.> I'm more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS. CVE> > — Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) February 18, 2015Billoo did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.The news comes as the Women's March announced the departure of former organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland following allegations of anti-Semitism within the group's leadership.Mallory was condemned after appearing in rallies with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam. According to a report in Tablet magazine, she also spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories at the first organizers' meeting of the Women's March, claiming that Jews were leaders in the African slave trade. One of the group's original leaders, Carmen Perez, is staying on despite the fact that she too has been accused of blaming Jews for the slave trade.Sarsour, also a supporter of Farrakhan, is active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which advocates an economic boycott of Israel. She was recently hired by Bernie Sanders to work on his presidential campaign.



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The FBI is reportedly investigating Facebook board member Peter Thiel's venture capital firm over allegations of 'financial misconduct'

The FBI is reportedly investigating Facebook board member Peter Thiel's venture capital firm over allegations of 'financial misconduct'A Mithril spokesperson told Recode that the federal investigation is nothing more than "a foiled plot by a self-serving ex-employee."



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Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hears

Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hearsAn IT consultant racially abused a female British Airways cabin crew member and demanded he be served only by a “white girl,” a court has heard.Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class from London’s Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, jurors were told.



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US service member killed in Afghanistan: NATO

US service member killed in Afghanistan: NATOAn American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Friday, the latest US fatality as talks between the US and the Taliban continue. “A US service member died during combat operations in Afghanistan, August 29, 2019,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a statement. The death brings to at least 15 the number of members of the US military to be killed in action in Afghanistan this year, just as Washington is seeking a way out of its longest war.



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Norway mosque shooter may have killed family member first: police

Norway mosque shooter may have killed family member first: policeThe man suspected of a shooting at a mosque in Norway may also have killed a relative before launching the attack, police said late on Saturday. "A young woman was found dead at the suspect's address," assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news conference, adding that the man was suspected of murder.



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