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  • Shooting kills one, wounds two at community college in Sacramento

    One person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a Sacramento community college, police said on Thursday. All three of the shooting victims were male, police said. The shooter, who police described as a male of Pacific Island descent and wearing cargo shorts and no shirt, was still…

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  • ACLU fights U.S. funding for Los Angeles police body cameras

    A civil rights group asked the U.S. government on Thursday to deny Los Angeles police the funding they sought for body cameras for patrol officers, objecting to a policy that would allow the police chief to withhold video footage from the public. The nearly 9,900-member Los Angeles Police…

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  • California family to get $1 million after bullied child committed suicide

    The family of a 12-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of bullying, mostly over gender-related issues, have reached a $1 million settlement with the suburban Sacramento school district where the harassment occurred. Ronin Shimizu took his own life last year after enduring what his…

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  • Family of slain Washington state farmworker seeks $25 million in U.S. lawsuit

    Relatives of an unarmed Mexican immigrant farmworker who was fatally shot earlier this year by patrolmen in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking more than $25 million in damages. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Spokane alleged that three officers erratically…

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  • Chicago to reopen high school that is focus of hunger strike

    The new Dyett High School will focus on students from the neighborhood and a dozen nearby schools, and the building will have a separate community innovation lab, the district said. Area activists said the plan did not reflect the community's views and would not end the nearly three-week-old…

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  • 'Deflategate' unlikely to harm NFL brand, experts say

    The National Football League has managed to flourish through a number of highly-publicized fiascoes in recent years and sports experts expect more of the same despite a months-long battle with its most popular player. Quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension tossed out by a judge on…

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  • U.S. court: Transgender illegal immigrant cannot be deported to Mexico

    A transgender illegal immigrant who suffered years of sexual and physical abuse in Mexico cannot be deported despite a felony conviction because she is protected under international anti-torture conventions, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. In granting Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez the…

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  • Arizona officials: 220 inmates, three prison staff suffer stomach ailment

    At least 220 inmates and three staff have been sickened with an unknown stomach ailment at a large state prison in northeastern Arizona, prison authorities said on Thursday. Authorities at Arizona State Prison Complex-Winslow said they are working with local and state health officials to try to…

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  • Judge in Kentucky gay marriage case keeping politics out of courtroom

    Bunning found Davis in contempt and threw her into jail, a punishment more severe than the fines sought by lawyers representing the couples seeking licenses. Nominated to the court by former Republican U.S. President George W. Bush in 2001, Bunning joined the U.S. District court for the Eastern…

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  • Three California jail deputies arrested over inmate's beating death

    Police in Santa Clara, California, arrested three corrections deputies on Thursday and accused them of beating to death a mentally ill inmate last week in a cell at the county jail, officials said. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said corrections deputies Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and…

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  • Republican candidates split over Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case

    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates were split over whether a county clerk in Kentucky, who was jailed on Thursday, should be forced to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite her religious objections. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in June that gay couples have a constitutional right…

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  • Pennsylvania teen gets up to 20 years prison for highway rock toss

    A teenager apologized on Thursday to an Ohio teacher who suffered brain damage when her head was split open by a rock he dropped from a highway overpass, then faced a judge who sentenced him to up to 20 years in prison. Dylan Lahr, the admitted ringleader of a group that hurled stones from the…

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  • Coast Guard closes part of Mississippi River after oil spill

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday it closed part of the Mississippi River after oil was spilled in a collision between two tow boats near Paducah, Kentucky. A safety zone was implemented on the river and it was closed to all traffic except response vessels between mile markers…

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  • Former Clinton aide will not testify in House probe, lawyer says

    By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. State Department information technology staffer who worked for Hillary Clinton is refusing to testify before U.S. lawmakers probing the former top diplomat and the 2012 attacks on U.S. installations in Benghazi, Libya,…

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  • Brady to suit up after 'Deflategate' win; NFL appeals

    Star quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots' season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his "Deflategate" suspension on Thursday - but the National Football League has not conceded defeat just yet. Within hours of the ruling, the NFL appealed the order vacating…

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  • Boston brothers in Trump-inspired attack on Mexican to remain in custody

    Two Boston brothers charged with urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man in an attack allegedly inspired by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's views on immigrants agreed on Thursday to remain in custody until trial. The brothers, Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, were…

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  • Security video may provide lead in Illinois policeman's slaying

    Authorities in northern Illinois turned to a home security video on Thursday for possible clues about three suspects in the fatal shooting of a veteran policeman as hundreds of officers searched across the region for a third day. The video, turned in Wednesday night by a Fox Lake homeowner from…

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  • Wrongfully imprisoned Connecticut man seeks $8.5 million in compensation

    Connecticut officials on Thursday said they would not fight a wrongly imprisoned man's claim for $8.5 million in compensation after he spent two decades behind bars for a murder that he was later cleared of. Lawyers for Miguel Roman, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison after being convicted of…

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  • Rutgers University football players suspended after arrests

    Charges against the state university students were announced by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office just days before the start of the Scarlet Knights football season kicks off on Saturday. Altogether eight Rutgers students and two former students were charged in the incidents, said Jim…

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  • Denver activists put public pot use ballot measure on hold

    Supporters of a Denver ballot initiative to allow marijuana use at bars and other establishments have pulled the measure after city leaders and business groups agreed to discuss a compromise, the pro-pot group said on Thursday. The Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Use said it collected more…

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