• Safety urged with fireworks displays
Safety urged with fireworks displays

Children up to age 9 accounted for 19 percent of those injured. During calendar year 2014, 11 people died in fireworks-related accidents and an estimated 10,500 injuries were treated in emergency departments across the nation. Fire experts are also reminding people to light up fireworks as far away as possible from grassy areas, due to the lack...

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  • Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers shot dead during protests against police
Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers shot dead during protests against police

The sniper, who officials say apparently acted alone, was killed in a standoff with police after reportedly telling them he wanted to kill officers, especially white ones. Dallas Police Chief David Brown defended his department's decision. Officers crouched beside vehicles, armored SWAT team vehicles arrived and a helicopter hovered overhead.

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  • Speculation continues that Gov. Pence could be Donald Trump's VP pick
Speculation continues that Gov. Pence could be Donald Trump's VP pick

Ted Cruz, announced Thursday he would speak at the Cleveland gathering. WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after a defiant Donald Trump clashed with some anxious Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the presumptive GOP nominee is headed to another potentially contentious spot: Miami.

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  • Freddie Gray case: State drops a charge against officer
Freddie Gray case: State drops a charge against officer

Prosecutors opened the trial of Baltimore officer Brian Rice by zeroing in on Rice's position as a lieutenant, suggesting it increased his culpability in failing to keep Gray safe. Brian Rice, the highest ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray . He said Gray was most combative, and the crowd was the most "irate", at the stop where ...

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  • Recent police shootings involving black men
Recent police shootings involving black men

Ultimately it did not matter whether the men carried their guns legally or not-many argue that the decisive factor in their deaths was their race, and the police officers' implicit bias against black men. The assault made Thursday the deadliest day for US law officers since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to The National Law En...

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  • Beyonce posts powerful letter about Alton Sterling, Philando Castile deaths
Beyonce posts powerful letter about Alton Sterling, Philando Castile deaths

The Baton Rouge Police Department didn't respond to the claim. After a lie-in lasting 15 to 20 minutes, the protesters moved on to join other protests planned later Friday at Lee Circle in New Orleans. But I believe things can change for the better. Yesterday, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed in front of his partner and four-y...

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  • NAACP leader speaks in wake of police shooting
NAACP leader speaks in wake of police shooting

As crowds rallied to protest the shooting deaths of black men by police, more than 150 people gathered Friday along a side street in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood to mark where gunfire ended a chase involving a suspect and sheriff's deputies from neighboring Jefferson Parish.

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  • US State Department to reopen Hillary Clinton email probe
US State Department to reopen Hillary Clinton email probe

According to the Associated Press , State Department spokesperson John Kirby said that State had held up its own review, started in January, until the completion of the FBI investigation. FBI Director James Comey's testimony Thursday makes it crystal clear that Hillary Clinton lied - both to Congress and the American people. "I did not send ...

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't want to imagine a Trump presidency
Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't want to imagine a Trump presidency

It's a "paler place", she said. In context, she seemed to be making the case for a calculated bet: Ginsburg would stay on the bench, denying President Obama the opportunity to name her replacement, because she expected another Democrat to win the White House in 2016.

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  • Police Shootings of Black Men Spark Protests Across US Cities
Police Shootings of Black Men Spark Protests Across US Cities

In interviews , in social media posts , through uploaded video and on urban radio stations across the country, black and Latinos expressed emotions ranging from rage to fear, from confusion to gloom. ET Friday "to demand justice for Alton Sterling and for all victims of police terror". Now, he said, "I'm exhausted". "In having this de...

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  • Shooting suspect told police he wanted to kill white officers
Shooting suspect told police he wanted to kill white officers

When the gunfire began, the mayor said, about 20 people in the crowd were carrying rifles and wearing protective equipment. Brown said police don't have a motivation for the attacks or any information on the suspects. Reactions: President Barack Obama called the shootings "vicious, calculated and despicable". "The question is: Can we, as citiz...

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  • Trump, Clinton respond to Dallas shooting with restraint, calls for unity
Trump, Clinton respond to Dallas shooting with restraint, calls for unity

Gov. Ralph Northam, encourage the murder of police officers. After landing in Warsaw, past midnight back at home, Obama rushed to his hotel and spoke about the deaths of two African-American men - Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota - at the hands of police officers this week, each captured on heartrending cellphone footag...

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  • US Rep. Corrine Brown indicted after fraud investigation
US Rep. Corrine Brown indicted after fraud investigation

Brown and her chief of staff allegedly solicited over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, "only to use that organization as a personal slush fund", said Assistant Attorney General Leslie. She is facing 24 counts including fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, making false statements, wire fraud , and more . Her Chief ...

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  • Univision sues newly-expanded cable company Charter
Univision sues newly-expanded cable company Charter

Univision asserts that when it sought to renegotiate its deal with Charter as the June 30 expiration date approached, Charter execs insisted that the existing Time Warner Cable contracts now cover the entire enlarged company. After that point, the rates Charter had negotiated would go into effect to all of its customers. "Mr. Singer rested his cl...

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  • Mum films shock video as boyfriend shot dead in auto by police
Mum films shock video as boyfriend shot dead in auto by police

Though YouTube has a notably lackadaisical approach when it comes to keeping an eye on the content its users upload to the site, the community is generally quick to call out practices committed by YouTube channels that they feel are unethical.

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  • Man called 911, ambushed officer
Man called 911, ambushed officer

Police Chief David Brown said one of the suspects said he was mad at white people and wanted to kill police. The man who opened fire has been identified as 21-year-old Victor Majia Nunez. Police in a metro Atlanta city say someone opened fire on an officer from a passing vehicle and was apprehended after a short pursuit. According to official...

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  • Native among injured Dallas police officers
Native among injured Dallas police officers

She studied at Madison College to be a law enforcement officer, graduated in the spring of 2015 with an associates degree in criminal justice and moved to Dallas to join the force about a month ago. "It was her calling", explains Lane. "Oh yea definitely, I'm proud of her, very proud of her", says Bayer. He said he assigned her to the Amigos en...

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  • Group plans Anchorage Black Lives Matter rally
Group plans Anchorage Black Lives Matter rally

Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, La., on Wednesday. Sterling died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday. The night before, Anderson decommissioned an officer who wrote a Facebook post about the killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn.

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  • Comey on Whether There's an Active Clinton Foundation Investigation: No Comment
Comey on Whether There's an Active Clinton Foundation Investigation: No Comment

Code § 1924 provides for a sentence of up to one year in prison for "Whoever, being an officer ... of the United States, and, by virtue of his office, employment, position, or contract, becomes possessed of documents or materials containing classified information of the United States, knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority ...

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  • Robot's role in killing Dallas shooter is a first
Robot's role in killing Dallas shooter is a first

Overall, he asked simply for unity between police and the communities they serve - while still acknowledging, lest he appear naive, he said, that mistrust between the two is a problem that so obviously must be amended. A map will be posted online showing the area people should avoid, he added. Reitan said he does not anticipate having any repre...

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