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  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release
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    Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

    A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since

  • Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
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    Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons to duck the issue. The local school board is asking the justices to hear its

  • Protesters march near NFL game after release of Charlotte shooting video
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    Protesters march near NFL game after release of Charlotte shooting video

    A crowd of more than 100 chanted and marched outside an NFL game in Charlotte on Sunday, after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers failed to quell nearly a week of protests in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets

  • Motive sought in fatal shooting at Washington state mall after arrest
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    Motive sought in fatal shooting at Washington state mall after arrest

    (Reuters) - Investigators were working to determine what led a gunman to open fire and kill five people in a department store at a Washington state mall, police said on Sunday after arresting a 20-year-old suspect in the deadly rampage. Police took Turkish-born Arcan Cetin into custody on Saturday evening

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    League reacts to death of one of game's brightest stars

    (The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game's brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins canceled their scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves

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    American football player in Canada killed in shooting

    An American player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) was killed in an early morning shooting outside a nightclub in the western city of Calgary, the gaming body said on Sunday. The CFL identified the player as Mylan Hicks, 23, of the Calgary Stampeders in the province of Alberta. Local police said

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    Eight, including toddler, hurt in Baltimore shooting

    A spokesman of the Baltimore Police Department told reporters at a news conference that the shooting appeared to be in response to a fatal shooting on Labor Day that left one person dead and others injured. A separate shooting in Baltimore on Saturday left two people with non-life-threatening injuries

  • Black man shot dead by police in Oklahoma remembered in music-filled service
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    Black man shot dead by police in Oklahoma remembered in music-filled service

    By Kurt Steiss TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - An unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was remembered at a funeral service on Saturday as a father of four with a good heart. The solemn, music-filled service at Antioch Baptist Church for Terence Crutcher, 40, drew

  • Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting after protests
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    Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting after protests

    By Robert MacMillan and Mike Blake CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Charlotte police released body camera and dashboard videos on Saturday showing the fatal shooting of a black man that triggered protests in the North Carolina city, but the footage did not show whether the victim was holding a gun. A dashboard

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    Demonstrators rally in Oklahoma before funeral of black man shot by police

    Demonstrators in Oklahoma marched to the Tulsa County courthouse and rallied on Saturday afternoon before a funeral for the unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer after his car broke down and blocked a road. Terence Crutcher, 40, was killed on Sept. 16. On Friday, the Tulsa

  • Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall
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    Police search for gunman who killed five at Washington state mall

    A manhunt was underway on Saturday in northwest Washington state for a gunman who opened fire with a rifle in a shopping mall and killed five people before disappearing under the cover of darkness, authorities said. The suspect entered the Cascade Mall in Burlington, around 65 miles (105 km) north of

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    U.S. police killings reminiscent of lynching, U.N. group says

    Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday. The hard-hitting criticism - drawing a comparison between

  • Charlotte marchers demand police release shooting tapes
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    Charlotte marchers demand police release shooting tapes

    About 300 protesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, in a fourth night of demonstrations on Friday, calling on authorities to "release the tapes" of the fatal police shooting of a black man, hours after his family released its own video. Protesters gathered after nightfall

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    'Bridgegate' trial star witness describes favors for endorsements

    By Hilary Russ NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office turned a regional transportation agency into a "goodie bag" from which to dole out favors and funds to Democrats who might endorse the Republican during his 2013 re-election campaign, according to prosecutors

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    School bus overturns near Houston, injuring 14

    Crosby Independent School District said in a post on its Facebook page that 14 people, including the driver, had been transported to local hospitals by ambulance. Several hours later the school district said that the driver and all of the students had been released from the hospitals. "We are

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    Appeals court overturns Indiana death row inmate's conviction

    A federal appeals court overturned the triple-murder conviction of an Indiana death row inmate on Friday and granted him a new trial due to key evidence that was withheld in earlier trials, the man's attorney and court documents said. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago voted

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    School bus overturns near Houston, multiple injuries reported

    "We understand it was bumps and bruises, but we wanted to get them to a hospital to make sure they're OK," Harris County Sheriff Deputy Ralph Gonzales told local KHOU-TV. The ages or grades of the students was not immediately known.

  • Yellowstone River reopens after deadly parasite killed thousands of fish
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    Yellowstone River reopens after deadly parasite killed thousands of fish

    By Ruffin Prevost CODY, Wyo. (Reuters) - Montana reopened a stretch of the Yellowstone River to fishing and other recreational activities on Friday after a month-long closure prompted by the spread of a deadly aquatic parasite that killed thousands of whitefish and sapped the local economy. The closure

  • Mariners suspend Clevenger for remarks about protesters
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    Mariners suspend Clevenger for remarks about protesters

    (Reuters) - Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners suspended catcher Steve Clevenger on Friday for posting inflammatory comments about civil unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, that called for protesters to be "locked behind bars like animals." Back-up Clevenger, who has since apologized

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    Peace activist tries to calm Charlotte protests with free hugs

    (Reuters) - A peace activist in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been offering police and protesters free hugs in an attempt to calm three nights of unrest that have engulfed the city in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black man by police. In a video that was posted online on Thursday by the Free

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    Past fatal police shootings hold lessons for Charlotte, N.C.

    In Tulsa, Oklahoma, demonstrators marched peacefully following the killing of Terence Crutcher, who was unarmed at the time of the shooting. In Charlotte, North Carolina, two nights of riots followed the death of Keith Scott, 43, on Tuesday, who refused orders to drop a gun he was holding, according

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    White House, government agencies discuss possible shutdown

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House budget office scheduled a call with U.S government agencies on Friday to plan for a government shutdown in case the U.S. Congress fails to pass a short-term funding bill by a deadline next week. "It is our hope that this work will ultimately

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    White House: Congress has more work to do on spending bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday welcomed the latest plan from congressional Republicans to fund the federal government past Sept. 30 but said it was still disappointed in parts of the proposal, such as a lack of funding for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, among other issues. White

  • Adult, larval insecticides pack deadly punch to mosquitoes, Zika: U.S.
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    Adult, larval insecticides pack deadly punch to mosquitoes, Zika: U.S.

    (Reuters) - The unprecedented aerial spraying of products that kill both adult mosquitoes as well as their larvae delivered a "1-2 punch" that has stopped direct transmission of the Zika virus in the Wynwood section of Miami, U.S. and Florida health officials said on Friday. The trendy Miami

  • With U.S. drone rules set, firms race for flight data
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    With U.S. drone rules set, firms race for flight data

    UPS's test flight was handled by drone maker CyPhy Works, in which it owns a stake. "The technology for drones is there and it's moving extremely fast," said CyPhy founder Helen Greiner. The UPS-CyPhy test comes amid a burst of U.S. drone activity, including companies focusing on