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San Diego: One police officer dead, one wounded in shooting
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San Diego: One police officer dead, one wounded in shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where the injured officer had...
Most gun crimes not committed by legal gun owner, Pittsburgh study says
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Most gun crimes not committed by legal gun owner, Pittsburgh study says

PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- The majority of people using guns in crimes are not the weapons' legal owners, a University of Pittsburgh study reveals. An analysis of 762 crimes conducted by the college's Graduate School of Public Health shows that in nearly 80 percen...
Obama wants focus on student loan collections reduced
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Obama wants focus on student loan collections reduced

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Obama administration wants federal student loan companies to move away from collections and shift their focus to helping borrowers manage education loan debts. The proposed guidelines, which must be approved by the U.S. Department of...
Jesse Jackson, Hillary's character witness, blames 'assault weapons' for dead cops
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Jesse Jackson, Hillary's character witness, blames 'assault weapons' for dead cops

The Rev. Jesse Jackson gave a full-throated backing of Hillary Clinton from the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday, branding the former secretary of state as "trusted and tested and tried." Jackson said Clinton could be trusted to make the right...
Mass. felon charged for posting cartoon of burning mosque
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Mass. felon charged for posting cartoon of burning mosque

A man who posted a cartoon of a burning mosque on the Facebook page of New England's largest Muslim cultural center faces federal charges for making an illegal threat that free speech attorneys say isn't protected by the First Amendment. Patrick Keogan of W...
Merkel stands firm on bringing refugees to Germany despite attacks
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Merkel stands firm on bringing refugees to Germany despite attacks

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Thursday to do "everything humanly possible" to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks - including two carried out by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic State group that she said mocked the countr...
Nancy Pelosi raises $93 million to take over House of Representatives
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Nancy Pelosi raises $93 million to take over House of Representatives

Aides to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi say she has raised more than $93 million for Democratic candidates trying to whittle down her chamber's Republican majority in this November's elections. The aides said in a statement Wednesday that the sum includ...
Pope Francis urges Poland to have solidarity with refugees day after Muslim slit the throat of Catholic priest
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Pope Francis urges Poland to have solidarity with refugees day after Muslim slit the throat of Catholic priest

Pope Francis has urged people to welcome refugees fleeing war and hunger in his first public words after arriving in Kraków, indicating that he would not duck the issue likely to be a significant cause of tension between him and the Polish government during th...
Firearm killings of police up 78% this year; ambush killings up 300%
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Firearm killings of police up 78% this year; ambush killings up 300%

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- There has been a 78 percent increase in shooting deaths of law enforcement officers so far in 2016 when compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Ambush killings ...
Trump shifts the narrative back to Hillary's missing emails
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Trump shifts the narrative back to Hillary's missing emails

DORAL, Fla. (UPI) -- Donald Trump on Wednesday said he hopes Russia, a country accused of state-sanctioned cyberspying, finds Hillary Clinton's "30,000 emails that are missing." Trump made the comment during a press conference at the Trump National Doral go...