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  • Gunman kills two New York police officers in possible revenge attack

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police Department officers,…

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  • Protesters shut down part of Mall of America in Minnesota

    By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resulting in about 25 arrests during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping…

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  • President Obama briefed on New York police shooting

    Kailua, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed on the fatal shootings of two New York police officers, a White House official said on Saturday. Obama was informed of the shootings while playing golf in Kailua, Hawaii, where he is vacationing for two weeks with his family. White…

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  • Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years. The officers were patrolling in the…

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  • Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

    (Reuters) - A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday. Federal officials screening for Ebola at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago detected a fever in the child, who had been held…

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  • Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28

    (Reuters) - More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said. The double-decker Megabus with some 70 passengers aboard slid off of Interstate 65 in southern Indiana at about 5:30 a.m. EST and…

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  • Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial's commission said on Saturday. The site will complete the quartet of national memorials in Washington to the four great…

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  • Guy Harvey, marine artist and environmentalist, fishes for growth

    By Letitia Stein ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Guy Harvey stared at a mural of his marine paintings - images that are reproduced on 2 million T-shirts a year - and frowned at a butterfly fish. The Pacific species didn't belong among the Florida wildlife depicted at a beach resort restaurant…

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  • San Francisco prosecutor charges deputy in hospital assault: report

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco District Attorney's office charged a sheriff's deputy on Friday for allegedly attacking a hospital patient and covering it up with a false police report, according to officials and local media. District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement on…

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  • Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's…

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  • NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday. The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the…

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  • American nurse exposed to Ebola released from hospital

    (Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Friday without showing signs of the disease, NIH said. "The patient has shown no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola…

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  • U.S. judge restores protections to Great Lakes wolves

    By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday restored U.S. Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes in a decision hailed by wildlife advocates for halting wolf hunting and trapping planned in such states as Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. wildlife…

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  • Inspections prompt changes at mismanaged Yellowstone, Yosemite jails

    By Ruffin Prevost LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Park Service says it has revamped operations at jail facilities in two of its largest and most popular parks after a review by federal auditors revealed that the detention sites were being improperly managed. But the agency has been slow in…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay…

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  • Protesters from both sides of policing controversy face off in NYC

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scores of protesters denouncing police violence against non-whites rallied alongside dozens of supporters of New York City police officers on Friday in a tense standoff outside City Hall that comes amid weeks of mostly peaceful protests. It was one of the…

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  • Remains of two infants found in California storage locker

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Officials in northern California have asked for help finding information about the grisly discovery of two infants or fetuses in an abandoned storage unit. The Placer County Sheriff's department said Thursday that a woman who bought the contents of the unit through an…

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  • Child being observed at Chicago hospital to rule out Ebola

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A child who arrived in Chicago with a fever was under observation on Friday at a city hospital to rule out the Ebola virus, hospital officials said. Federal officials screening arriving passengers at O'Hare International Airport detected the fever, but no…

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  • Kentucky county passes ordinance that hits at power of unions

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Warren County, Kentucky passed a right-to-work ordinance on Friday, making the fifth most-populous county the first in the state to pass legislation prohibiting unions from requiring members to pay dues in exchange for representation. The ordinance,…

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  • Former Florida mayor sentenced to prison for secret consulting job

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A south Florida mayor was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of corruption tied to his lobbying work for a secret consulting job while in office. Steven Bateman, 59, had sought a more lenient sentence following his conviction…

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