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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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House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

March 6, 2017

By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR 28 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees planned to begin voting…

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Obama has few options to protect young immigrants grants

January 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Holding signs that read “Protect Immigrants” pro-immigration demonstrators stand on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. The county will consider allocating $3 million to provide lawyers to immigrants following fears of increased deportations under President-elect Donald Trump. The money would form…

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