MORE ANSWERS IN FORT LAUDERDALE AIRPORT SHOOTING
Further details have emerged regarding the background of Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old rumored Isis devotee who opened fire on a crowd at a Florida airport last Friday. Senior law enforcement officials have confirmed that Santiago, who was discharged from the National Guard in 2015, entered an F.B.I. office in Alaska last November insisting that his mind was under the control of a U.S. intelligence agency, and that voices in his head were commanding him to commit violent acts. Though a definite motive for Friday’s shooting has yet to be established, it was also confirmed that Santiago had viewed Islamic extremist materials on the internet. George Piro, a Miami-based F.B.I. special agent, has said, “we have not ruled out terrorism.”
Scenes from Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
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MAIN EVENT: STREEP VS TRUMP
During an acceptance speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep took aim at Donald Trump, calling out the president-elect for his mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter in 2015. Streep criticized Trump for imitating the reporter, saying, “this instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in the public platform, it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.” Trump fired back on Twitter, labeling Streep a “Hillary flunky who lost big”, as well as “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood.” Later in the morning, Trump was quoted by the New York Times as saying he did not watch the Globes, but was "not surprised" to have been targeted by "liberal movie people."
Meryl Streep Takes on Donald Trump
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GONE BABY GONE: THE LIMITED
Women’s apparel chain The Limited has announced the closure of all its U.S. retail locations, making it the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to feel the effects of online, fast-fashion commerce. A company spokesman told the Associated Press that the closures will result in the shuttering of 250 stores and elimination of 4,000 jobs, though the brand’s products will remain available online. Last December, speculations arose that The Limited was experiencing financial problems, as the chain began to offer no-return, 80 percent off sales, a move that read as more of a closeout attempt than a typical holiday campaign. Owners of The Limited, Sun Capital Partners group, have declined to comment on the company’s retail closings announcement.
12 Major Retailers Closing Stores
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