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Clementi family become advocates after suicide
The family of a New Jersey college student who committed suicide after his roommate recorded him with another man has emerged as a champion for LGBT and vulnerable youth.
4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrained
Authorities say four children killed in a multivehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania weren't in booster seats or wearing seat belts.
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago and supporters want to strengthen the law.
Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
The Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies got a lot of attention — and criticism — in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
March on global warming expected to draw thousands
Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.
Some California wells run dry amid drought
Officials say hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water.
City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal
Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.
Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies
A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an ice bucket challenge has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.
Navy looks to more interactive training for sailors to combat sexual assaults
The Navy is opting for more interactive, hands-on training as it seeks to combat the problem of sexual assault.
Hundreds of volunteers search for missing University of Virginia student
Hundreds of volunteers are searching for a University of Virginia student who has been missing for a week.
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