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Threatening letter with granular matter sent to Trump’s son in New York

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Authorities were investigating a threatening letter containing a granular substance that was sent to Donald Trump’s son urging an end to the elder’s presidential campaign, a New York City police official said on Friday.

The letter was addressed to the Manhattan home of Eric Trump, 32, who has appeared frequently on the campaign trail with his father, the Republican front-runner for the White House in 2016.

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“There was a substance inside that is being tested, it’s not lethal,” the official said.

The letter, which contained threats over Trump continuing his campaign, was being examined by law enforcement experts, the official said. No suspects have been identified.

Police were called to Trump Parc East, a luxury apartment building in mid-Manhattan, at 7:15 p.m. EDT (2315 EDT) on Thursday with a report of a suspicious letter received by a tenant.

No injuries were reported.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)


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Neighbors accuse Black woman of ‘driving down’ property values with Black Lives Matter sign

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A Black woman in New York said that she was accused of "driving down" property values because a sign supporting Black Lives Matter was displayed in the window of her home.

The story was shared by Twitter user @pivyak, who said the incident occurred in Oswego after her sister painted a sign in the home's front window. The sign reads, "Silence supports police violence."

In an anonymous letter, self-described "neighbors" complained that they could not sell their homes for the "best price" because of the sign.

"We believe you've made your point," the letter states. "As tensions rise in our city, home is the safe and quiet place we wanted to return to after being at work. We want to come home to a beautiful street where neighbors care and support one another."

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‘Worst pain I’ve ever felt’: Diner employees in shock after getting maced by angry anti-masker

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Three employees at a Missouri pizza diner got maced earlier this week by a customer who was angry that they were asked to wear a face mask as a precondition of being served.

Local news station KMOV reports that a group of maskless people went into the Incredible Pizza Company in South St. Louis County on Sunday, where they were asked to leave because of their refusal to wear masks.

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Internet explodes watching Trump reduced to ‘global laughingstock’ in ‘soul-crushing’ interview

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Axios reporter Jonathan Swan interviewed President Donald Trump and it did not go well for the president. The internet is ablaze with astonishment over how the Australian journalist decimated Trump, as the clip below demonstrates.

"We're going to look at some of these charts," Trump, who is sitting in a very low chair, says to Swan.

"I'd like to," Swan replies.

Trump is fumbling with color printouts of charts that look like they were made for an elementary school class.

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