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Houston opens convention center for residents fleeing Harvey floods

August 27, 2017

Houston (AP)–Many of the people that are arriving at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which has been opened as a shelter for people fleeing flooding, are from a public housing complex about a mile north. Clayton Homes public housing complex is bounded on one side by Interstate 45 and the other by Buffalo Bayou,…

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Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

August 24, 2017

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history — a $758.7 million Powerball prize — after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of: “I called and told them I will not be coming…

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Breaking: Active shooter in Charleston, holding restaurant hostage

August 24, 2017

AP–Authorities say a disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding hostages in a restaurant in an area of Charleston, South Carolina, that is popular with tourists. Mayor John Tecklenburg said at a news conference that the shooting Thursday at Virginia’s in downtown Charleston was not an act of terrorism or racism. Charleston Police spokesman…

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NAACP Convention July 22-16: Voting rights, health care, policing, gun violence, criminal justice reform and more to be addressed

July 21, 2017

Baltimore — The 2016 election has begun a radical transformation of the civil rights landscape in the United States in ways that threaten to unravel decades of hard won protections. Protecting communities of color from legislative attempts to further diminish civil rights protections represents a key line drawn in the sand by the NAACP, and…

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Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

July 6, 2017

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O’Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. Prosecutors found themselves back to square one…

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Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again

June 17, 2017

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s Dad.” Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling…

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Officer acquitted in murder of Philando Castile

June 16, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The prosecutor who brought charges against a Minnesota police officer over the shooting death of a black motorist is urging acceptance of the officer’s…

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Report: Several Dead In Shooting At San Francisco UPS Warehouse

June 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Several people were killed in a shooting at a UPS warehouse and customer service center in San Francisco, according to CBS San Francisco. The shooting Wednesday led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told CBS San Francisco that several people…

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Vehicle plows into pedestrians on London Bridge

June 3, 2017

ABC News— London police responded tonight to reports of a vehicle plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then shortly afterwards also faced reports of stabbings at Borough Market and another incident in the Vauxhall area. In a statement, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed an “incident” that “is being treated as a potential…

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