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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...
Agitators build 'wall' in Cleveland
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Agitators build 'wall' in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Update: Multiple people with their hands cuffed behind them have been detained by police in the most chaotic protest to hit the National Republican Convention. As a protest group tried to burn an American flag near Quicken Loans Arena on Th...
For the first time in 40 years, Texas Republicans didn't pick the nominee
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For the first time in 40 years, Texas Republicans didn't pick the nominee

Texas Republicans did something Tuesday they had not done at a Republican National Convention for 40 years. They delivered most of their votes to a loser. It fell to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, filling in for Gov. Greg Abbott, as chairman of the delegation, to de...
KC police officer shot and killed; unnamed suspects in custody
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KC police officer shot and killed; unnamed suspects in custody

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was shot and killed while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police said. Capt. Robert Melton was searching for the suspect when he drove up to someone who matched that person's de...