A barrel bomb killed a family of six in rebel-held eastern Aleppo early on Sunday and rebel shelling took the lives of eight children at a school in the west, as one of the heaviest government bombardments of Syria’s civil war continues.

Two medics said the al-Baytounji family suffocated to death because the barrel bomb, which fell in the Sakhour district at about midnight, had been laced with chlorine gas.

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The FBI paid more than $41,000 to an informant who provided information implicating former friends in a terrorism conspiracy case against seven Twin Cities men, according to court documents that came to light Thursday.

The payments were disclosed in a motion filed Thursday by the defendants’ attorneys, who allege they undermine the informant’s credibility. The informant, code-named “Rover,” by FBI agents, was paid based on performance, they said.

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Former police chief Mark Kessler, a controversial figure in the Pro-2nd Amendment movement, has confessed to making inflammatory online videos in the hopes of attracting “the worst of the worst” for the federal government.

Kessler is a former police chief with the Gilberton Police Department in Pennsylvania. He resigned in early 2014 after being suspended for posting videos online in which he fires guns and aggressively insults liberals as “libtards”.

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(Reuters) – New York City police have been recruiting immigrants, most of them Muslims, in the years following the attacks of September 11, 2001, to act as informants eavesdropping in cafes, restaurants and mosques, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

Citing documents it had obtained and interviews with former and senior police officials, the newspaper said the department had sought to enlist the help of immigrants such as a food cart vendor from Afghanistan,

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Over the past few months, we’ve covered the bizarre trial of Rahinah Ibrahim, who was incorrectly placed on the no fly list, leading to a series of other problems, meaning that the Stanford PhD grad student was unable to fly back into the US for the past ten years. When the unredacted ruling in that case was finally released last week, we discovered that Ibrahim is still in the “terrorist screening database” (TSDB), though not on the no fly list, and barred from getting a visa to travel back to the US, even though the US admits she’s no threat, because of a “secret exception” to the “reasonable suspicion” standard. And, given that the exception is secret, we may never know what it is.

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