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Fatal police shooting in Walmart under review 1 year later
Federal officials' review of the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old black man by a white police officer has he carried an air rifle in an Ohio Walmart remains unfinished as his relatives plan a rally and vigil to mark one year since his death.
Police: Gunfire at Brooklyn backyard party injures 9
Police say gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn overnight, injuring nine people.
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop
Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis.
Program urges commuters to drive first, pedal later
Commuters choosing between driving a car or riding a bicycle to work are being encouraged to try a little of both.
Suicide spike focuses oversight of California women's prison
A spike in suicides and attempted suicides is prompting corrections officials to step up oversight at a women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint what is causing women to kill themselves at such a startling rate.
At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting
Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati.
Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions
More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference -- and it's happening amid protests against the building of telescopes atop two mountains in the state.
Dozens line up to be first to buy medical pot in Nevada
It's been 15 years since voters in Nevada legalized medical marijuana. And now, it's been sold in the state for the first time -- at a dispensary in a strip mall east of downtown Reno.
Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion
Federal authorities say they've now been contacted by a representative for the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe.
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