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Authorities arrested 35 people and seized enough fentanyl to kill roughly 14 million people in a three-state drug bust announced by the U.S. Justice Department. The reported drug trafficking ring is an example of fentanyl coming to the U.S. from China, said U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia. "The illicit fentanyl that's coming in, the vast majority is from China and a lot of it is coming in through the mails," he said at a press conference announcing the arrests. — CNN
A regular at a St. Louis bar was completely unfazed by an armed robber who stormed the watering hole. In fact, he lit up a cigarette moments after facing the barrel of the pistol. Tony Tovar was relaxing with a beer at the decades-old Behrmann's Tavern when a gunman entered, demanding customers and staff get on the ground and hand over their cash and phones, according to NBC affiliate KSDK. — NBC News
Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's believed assassin moments before he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99. Leavelle, distinctive in his light-colored suit and white Stetson, is seen in the photograph with his hand on Lee Harvey Oswald, Leavelle's body stiffening as nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot the handcuffed Oswald at close range on live TV in 1963. Leavelle appears shocked as Oswald grimaces in pain. — The Associated Press via NBC News
An Alabama man who has spent almost 36 years in prison after stealing $50 was released Friday under new sentencing guidelines that reset the state's three-strikes law. Alvin Kennard, 58, had been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But his sentence was changed to time served by Judge David Carpenter in Jefferson County on Wednesday. — NBC News