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Racial tension, budget cuts and 'war on cops' could hinder police recruiting
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Racial tension, budget cuts and 'war on cops' could hinder police recruiting

After the killing of five police officers on 7 July, Dallas police chief David Brown issued an invitation to those who marched in protest at killings of African Americans by law enforcement: join us. “Serve your community, don’t be a part of the problem,” B...
Grinning Obama jokes during statement on carnage in Munich
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Grinning Obama jokes during statement on carnage in Munich

As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes. Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters at the White House about the still-unfolding shooting rampage that le...
For Somerville, MA it's Black Lives Matter, not All Lives
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For Somerville, MA it's Black Lives Matter, not All Lives

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of a Massachusetts city has denied a request from police officers that a Black Lives Matter banner be removed from City Hall and replaced with one that says "All Lives Matter." The sign above the main entrance to Somervill...
German authorities 'search for motive' in deadly shooting by German-Iranian
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German authorities 'search for motive' in deadly shooting by German-Iranian

Authorities are searching for a motive after a lone teen gunman identified as a German-Iranian killed at least nine people, including children, and wounded at least 10 others during a brazen shooting spree around a Munich mall before taking his own life in an ...
Michael Moore admits Trump likely to win
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Michael Moore admits Trump likely to win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is causing a stir with his comments about Donald Trump. The famously liberal Moore says he's sorry to say it, but he thinks the Republican could win the presidency. In a Wednesday night appearance on an online edit...
Chicago: 5 people shot on same block where 6 were wounded last weekend
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Chicago: 5 people shot on same block where 6 were wounded last weekend

Twelve people were shot over 12 hours in Chicago on Thursday, including five people wounded on a block in the Austin neighborhood where six people had been shot last weekend, according to police. There was also an exchange of gunfire between a Chicago polic...
Once more, Obama stands with Mexico on open borders
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Once more, Obama stands with Mexico on open borders

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a response Friday to Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention, during which he pledged to seal the southern border to keep out illegal immigrants. ...
Judge blocks Michigan law that kills straight party tickets out of concern for black voters
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Judge blocks Michigan law that kills straight party tickets out of concern for black voters

DETROIT (UPI) -- A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Michigan law that bars straight-ticket voting -- primarily over the concern that it unfairly impacts black voters in the state. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law in January. Under the code, n...
Philadelphia police union condemns Hillary Clinton
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Philadelphia police union condemns Hillary Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's police union is condemning Hillary Clinton for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention without giving equal time to families of fallen officers. John McNesby, president ...
Ft. Worth SD alters transgender policy
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Ft. Worth SD alters transgender policy

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas school district that triggered a passionate debate when it announced restroom guidelines for transgender students pledged Wednesday to work more closely with parents on matters affecting LGBT children. Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Sc...