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Terrorist who attacked Nice had accomplices, planned for months
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Terrorist who attacked Nice had accomplices, planned for months

PARIS (AP) -- The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing text messages, more than 1,000 phone calls and video of the attack scen...
Keeping employers from knowing felony convictions, dangerous, doesn't work
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Keeping employers from knowing felony convictions, dangerous, doesn't work

Ban-the-box laws meant to prevent employers from reflexively rejecting applicants with criminal records may inadvertently worsen discrimination against black job candidates, a new study found. The findings point to troubling patterns of racial hiring bias a...
Cruz doubles down on bitterness, says it's personal
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Cruz doubles down on bitterness, says it's personal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A day after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump, insisting he is not a "servile puppy dog" who would back anyone who personally attacks his fami...
Chicago: Over 2,200 shot this year, 21 of them age 13 and under
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Chicago: Over 2,200 shot this year, 21 of them age 13 and under

At least 14 people were shot in Chicago over 10 hours Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday, pushing the number of gun victims in the city this year to more than 2,200, including at least 21 children 13 and younger. Among those shot Tuesday was 6-year-o...
Mass AG announces crackdown on 'copycat assault' weapons
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Mass AG announces crackdown on 'copycat assault' weapons

BOSTON (UPI) -- The attorney general of Massachusetts warned gun dealers and manufacturers this week that her office is cracking down on the sale of "copycat" rifles designed to skirt the state ban on assault weapons. "The gun industry has openly defied our...
Ted Cruz booed off stage after refusing to endorse Donald Trump
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Ted Cruz booed off stage after refusing to endorse Donald Trump

CLEVELAND -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was heavily booed for failing to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump in his highly anticipated prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention last night -- a perceived snub that shows a bitter division remains in the party...
Cop to agitator: You're on fire, stupid!
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Cop to agitator: You're on fire, stupid!

The scene in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, the third day of the Republican National Convention, was peaceful in the morning but evolved into chaos by late afternoon. At least 10 people were arrested following a flag burning near Quicken Loans Arena in pr...
KC police say murder of police officer not an ambush, identify suspects
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KC police say murder of police officer not an ambush, identify suspects

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was not part of a planned ambush, but the work of someone trying to evade arrest, authorities said Wednesday. Police Chief Terry Zeigler said during a news conference that ...
GOP embraces Mike Pence for veep
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GOP embraces Mike Pence for veep

CLEVELAND -- Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence talked up Donald Trump's credentials and took on the role of Hillary Clinton attack dog in his acceptance speech here last night, portraying Democrats as the tired has-beens. "This is the outsider...
Federal appeals court order strikes Texas voter ID law
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Federal appeals court order strikes Texas voter ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to m...