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‘Chicken Shacks’ are Lifeline for New Jersey’s Afghan Immigrants

By Joseph Ax and Mica Rosenberg ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 21 – They dot the landscape in this working-class New Jersey city, popping up every few blocks with names like U.S. Fried Chicken, Royal Fried Chicken and New York Fried Chicken and Burger and giving immigrants a foothold in a new country. One of these fried

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U.S. Portrays NY Bomb Suspect as Jihadist Who Praised Bin Laden

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Sept 21 – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man suspected of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with 10 counts including use of weapons of mass destruction, portraying him as a jihadist who begged for martyrdom and praised Osama bin Laden. The suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami,

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New York Bomb Suspect’s Family Clashed with New Jersey City Over Restaurant

By Mica Rosenberg and Joseph Ax ELIZABETH, N.J.  – Long before Ahmad Rahami became notorious as the suspect in this weekend’s bombings in and around New York, his family was known in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for frequent skirmishes with neighbors over its fried chicken restaurant. Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in

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U.S. Officials Eye Links Between Weekend Bombings

By Daniel Trotta and Dustin Volz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Sept 19 – U.S. investigators on Sunday were studying possible links between a pair of bombs detonated in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, although no evidence had yet emerged tying the devices to known extremist groups. The country was shaken by a trio

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Police Detonate Possible Bomb in New Jersey after Weekend Blasts

Sept 19  – Police detonated a suspicious package early on Monday near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, following concerns that it might contain a live explosive device, the city’s mayor said. The incident came after the United States was shaken by three attacks at the weekend, including a Saturday night bombing that injured

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New York City Shaken by ‘Intentional’ Explosion, 29 Injured

By Simon Webb and David Ingram NEW YORK, Sept 18  – An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea district of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people in what authorities described as a deliberate, criminal act, while saying investigators had turned up no evidence of a “terror connection.” New York City Mayor Bill de

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Pipe Bombing at New Jersey Race Probed as Possible Terrorism

By David Ingram NEW YORK, Sept 17 – A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey beach town on Saturday along the route of a charity race to benefit military veterans, but no injuries were reported in what investigators were treating as a possible act of terrorism. The explosive device went off in a trash

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New Jersey School Board Member Quits Over Anti-Muslim Comments

April 23 – A New Jersey school board member resigned on Friday after drawing fire for anti-Muslim Facebook posts, including one saying, “America needs to get rid of people like you,” the board president said. Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz had come under pressure to step down after attention was drawn to

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A Fierce Cut Above The Rest

A hair dresser in America is challenging stereotypes, one strand at a time. BY Arfa Shahid “Brick walls are not there to keep us out. [They] are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something,” reads the caption under Natasha Somalia’s photograph on Facebook, followed by the hashtags #girlboss #womeninbusiness

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