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67% increase in US policemen killed by firearms in 2016
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67% increase in US policemen killed by firearms in 2016

Sixty policemen and law enforcement officers have been killed in firearm-related incidents so far this year, according to a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. This marks a 67% increase in the number of fatalities among policemen ...
Campus carry issue will be back for 2017, despite colleges' opposition
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Campus carry issue will be back for 2017, despite colleges' opposition

ST. LOUIS -- With a Republican super majority in the Legislature and a newly elected Republican governor, Missouri colleges can probably expect the push for concealed carry on campuses to go all the way in 2017, despite opposition from all 13 public four-year ...
Trump asks for unity in Thanksgiving message: ‘We have a chance to make history’
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Trump asks for unity in Thanksgiving message: ‘We have a chance to make history’

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Two days after outlining his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency, Donald Trump released another video message on Wednesday and called for national unity on this Thanksgiving holiday. The video was posted on the YouTube channel o...
Clinton asked to seek recount in 3 states
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Clinton asked to seek recount in 3 states

NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of election lawyers and data experts has asked Hillary Clinton's campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - to ensure that a cyberattack was not committed to ...
Boston Homicides up 20 percent from ’15
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Boston Homicides up 20 percent from ’15

A recent surge in shootings and homicides in the city is part of a "disturbing" trend that's being blamed on an increase in gang activity and an ongoing reluctance of jittery witnesses to step forward, community leaders tell the Herald. "People are being sh...
Obama's Education Secretary Calls for End to Paddling
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Obama's Education Secretary Calls for End to Paddling

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult. King released a letter Tues...
Federal judge blocks Obama overtime pay rule days before it takes effect
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Federal judge blocks Obama overtime pay rule days before it takes effect

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A federal judge issued an injunction to prevent a new Labor Department rule that would have made millions more employees across the United States qualify for overtime pay. Texas Judge Amos Mazzant blocked the rule from going to into effe...
Obama's DOJ Fines Denver Sheriff $10K for Failure to Hire Non-Citizens
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Obama's DOJ Fines Denver Sheriff $10K for Failure to Hire Non-Citizens

DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Sheriff Department will pay $10,000 and change its hiring practices after the Justice Department found it broke the law by excluding job candidates who were not U.S. citizens, according to the terms of a settlement agreement announced...
Obama has now commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 criminals
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Obama has now commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 criminals

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 79 more people -- bringing his grand total to more than a thousand, the White House said Tuesday. Obama has been commuting sentences for months, believing many U.S. inmates are ...
Wayne State University police officer shot in head, suspect in custody
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Wayne State University police officer shot in head, suspect in custody

DETROIT (UPI) -- Detroit police say they have arrested a man who allegedly shot a police officer Tuesday night after being pulled over on a bicycle. Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose was shot in the head while stopping a man on a bicycle off...