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When protest becomes a lifestyle
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When protest becomes a lifestyle

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) -- Tribal flags, horses, tents, hand-built shelters and teepees dominate one of the biggest, newest communities in North Dakota, built in a valley on federal land near the confluence of the Missouri and Canno...
Black pilots allege 'secret racist organization within United'
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Black pilots allege 'secret racist organization within United'

Some African-American United Airlines pilots involved in a lengthy lawsuit over allegations of discrimination at the airline are asking Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice to look into their claims, their attorney said Thursday. The pilots allege Ch...
Federal food stamp program to test online shopping for recipients
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Federal food stamp program to test online shopping for recipients

Starting next summer, Illinois residents on food stamps may be able to buy their groceries online through a two-year federal pilot program intended to increase food access for the poor. Times, they are a'changin', though faster for some than others. Online ...
Chicago: Woman shot shielding family from mob of thugs, daughter also hit
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Chicago: Woman shot shielding family from mob of thugs, daughter also hit

A mother shielding her children from a mob that had gathered outside her house was shot in the neck and one of her daughters shot in the torso Thursday night in the Burnside neighborhood. The two were among at least six shot, one fatally, since Thursday mor...
ACLU: Students have right to sit during Pledge of Allegiance
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ACLU: Students have right to sit during Pledge of Allegiance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says it has received two separate complaints that students were told they would be punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance, an act protected as free speech. ACLU Director Marjor...
Trump wants to eliminate the bias of moderators from debates
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Trump wants to eliminate the bias of moderators from debates

Donald Trump's proposal to stage a presidential debate without a moderator is prompting a public debate over whether that could even work, ahead what could be one of the most-watched and most important campaign face-offs in recent history. In an interview w...
NYC: Man with meat cleaver attacks officer, gets shot
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NYC: Man with meat cleaver attacks officer, gets shot

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police chased a man wielding a meat cleaver through midtown Manhattan Thursday, then shot him on a crowded street after he hacked the face of an off-duty police detective who tried to tackle him, authorities said. The man with the knife was...
Paul Ryan says he will defer to Trump on timing of tax returns release
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Paul Ryan says he will defer to Trump on timing of tax returns release

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should release his tax returns, a bipartisan tradition in political campaigns over the last three-plus decades. Trump has thus far declined to release ...
Despite  no indictments of police in death, Texas settles Sandra Bland lawsuit for $1.8M
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Despite no indictments of police in death, Texas settles Sandra Bland lawsuit for $1.8M

HEMPSTEAD , Texas (UPI) -- The family of Sandra Bland reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death civil suit, their lawyer said. Attorney Cannon Lambert made the announcement Wednesday. Officials said Bland, 28, killed herself in 2015 in a ...
Columbus Police: Boy, 13, fatally shot by cop had pulled firearm, later determined to be a BB gun
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Columbus Police: Boy, 13, fatally shot by cop had pulled firearm, later determined to be a BB gun

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An officer responding to a reported armed robbery shot and killed a 13-year-old boy when the teen pulled a firearm from his waistband that was later determined to be a BB gun but looked "practically identical" to the weapon that police us...