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Teen arrested for setting fire to a mosque — the second time it’s been burned since January 2017

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An 18-year-old in Bellevue, Washington has been arrested for setting fire to a local mosque — the second time it’s been burned since January 2017.

According to the Bellevue Reporter, the fire set at the Islamic Center of Eastside is not currently being investigated as a hate crime. Prior to arresting the 18-year-old, who has not been named, police arrested 37-year-old Isaac Wilson, the man sentenced for setting the first fire in early 2017, on parole violations. They later ruled him out as a suspect.

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The Bellevue Reporter reported that in December, Wilson was sentenced to 14 months in prison after setting fire to the mosque earlier that year. The man, who is schizophrenic and homeless, received help from the mosque paying for his medications prior to setting fire to it.

The Islamic center had been empty since it was first burned in 2017, and some reports indicate that squatters may have been living in it. You can see photos and video of the blaze and the aftermath below.


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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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