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Jury Finds Former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown Not Guilty

Jurors found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was justified when he shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief foot chase following a traffic stop August 13. The trial hinged on whether Dominique Heaggan-Brown acted in self-defense when he killed Sylville Smith or if the former officer is guilty of first-degree reckless homicide or two lesser charges. Read More

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(AUDIO) Philando Castile Shooting

(AUDIO) Philando Castile Shooting

There is shouting, and Yanez screams "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the auto. The shooting on July 6, 2016, in the Twin Cities suburb of Falcon Heights gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook . Read More

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Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

Cullen also served as the attorney general of Virginia and as a US attorney under President George H.W. Bush. "The vice president is focused entirely on his duties ... A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week. The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post . Paul Trible, a member of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal, and his work for Rep. Read More

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Gunman Opens Fire on GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

Kyrsten Sinema: "So grateful for Capitol Police, who saved lives this morning at congressional baseball practice ". "Scalise hit. Other staffers hit", Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted on Wednesday just before 8 a.m. Both officers engaged the shooter with their sidearms, commanding him to drop his weapon as they returned fire . Williams says Barth is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery. Read More

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Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

SEOUL - A seemingly endless series of North Korean military provocations and escalating war threats notwithstanding, hopes remain high for better days ahead for sports exchanges on the divided Korean Peninsula. However, the airline can not fly to the European Union, which has banned it on safety grounds, and the United States prevents citizens from legally conducting business with the carrier. Read More

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Storm outlook: Which parts of Colorado might see severe weather this week?

Storm outlook: Which parts of Colorado might see severe weather this week?

In the Denver metro area, isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms are possible as well. Minor flooding of creeks and streams are possible in areas of heavy rainfall. Winds may gust as high as 18 miles per hour. A cold front will push through the region on Thursday dropping temps into the upper 60s to low 70s with the greatest threat of showers and thunderstorms in west central and southwest Montana. Read More

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Trump to announce decision on Paris climate pact Thursday

At the time of the Paris accord , Rudd was Britain's energy and climate change minister. He then tweeted that he would make an announcement this week. That promise helped rally supporters sharing his skepticism of global efforts to police United States carbon emissions. The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris accord , would see a USA exit as a "a huge slap in the face", a senior Vatican official said on Thursday . Read More

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Portland march against Shariah law canceled

Portland march against Shariah law canceled

The mayor of Portland had an opportunity to bring his community together in the wake of this tragedy, honoring the sacrifice of the men who died and were injured defending two young women from a lunatic, and leaving it at that. Despite all of this evidence that the man who committed the attack was not a Trump-supporting anti-sharia advocate, the mayor has targeted those two rallies, citing hate speech as a reason to shut them down. Read More

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Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

With the United States less willing to intervene overseas, Germany is becoming an increasingly dominant power in a partnership with France. -German relations? And what would Europeans do differently if they did take their fate into their own hands? "In that time most of our European Union allies have failed to maintain their defence spending expecting that we were going to keep on paying forever", he said . Read More

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Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues

Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues

It wasn't exactly clear which of the city's Confederate monuments would be up for removal, but a commission appointed by Rawlings-Blake reviewed five specific monuments, including a statue of Robert E. "And so hopefully, the people of New Orleans will use this as an opportunity to reach into our past, tell our whole history, and then prepare for the future in a way that makes sense to us". Read More

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