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Dec. 11, 2017: What to Know

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  • A suspect is in custody after an explosion forced the evacuation of one of the busiest transportation gateways in New York City in an apparent act of terrorism. Four people were injured in the blast at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, including the man believed to be responsible for the explosion, identified by police as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant from Brooklyn. Nearby subway stations were evacuated and the Port Authority Bus Terminal was shut down following the incident, The New York Times reports.

  • The official teaser trailer for the upcoming animated Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released Sunday. The film, which will be released in time for Christmas 2018, teases Miles Morales, the young, African-American version of the character discovering the breadth and strength of his powers while chasing masked capers—and is that him interacting with an older, more mature friendly neighborhood web-slinger in the final frames of the trailer? It's also a gorgeous bit of filmmaking that captures Spidey's falling-flailing-failing first attempts at web-crawling, eye-grabbing colors and the vast, glassy cityscape of the Big Apple.


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    As the number of immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico dips, the number of immigrants from the so-called Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—is rising, according to a Dec. 7 report from the Pew Research Center. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of U.S. Mexican immigrants dropped by 6 percent, but during that same time period, the number of immigrants from Northern Triangle countries increased by 25 percent. Possible explanations for the trend include high rates of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and economic opportunity in the U.S. Approximately 3 million Northern Triangle immigrants lived in the United States in 2015, an estimated 55 percent of whom were unauthorized. Pew estimated 24 percent of all immigrants in the U.S. were unauthorized that same year.

  • An investigation is underway after a passerby discovered a body under the Broadway Bridge in Boise Sunday. Boise Police and Boise Fire were called to the scene, where they found the body of a deceased adult male on the north side of the canal. Police do not suspect foul play. The Ada County Coroner will notify the victim's next of kin before releasing the identity of the deceased.

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