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  • Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police…

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  • Justice Department to boost disclosure of cellphone tracking programs: WSJ

    The U.S. Justice Department will begin disclosing more information about how law enforcement officials use secret cellphone tracking devices and is reviewing how the technology is deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The newspaper, quoting Justice Department officials, said …

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  • Senate panel raises privacy concerns in White House hacking incident

    The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach on the White House computer system might have compromised the personal information of many Americans. "Just like any entity that handles personally-identifiable information, the…

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  • Texans, put down your guns and pick up guitars: rally organizer

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - By the hundreds, guitar-toting Texans came to a bridge in downtown Dallas on Sunday to deliver a simple message that the streets would be a lot safer if people packed musical instruments instead of firearms. The event called Open Carry Guitar Rally was aimed…

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  • Minor earthquake rattles greater Los Angeles area

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mild, magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled the greater Los Angeles area early on Sunday morning, jolting many residents from sleep before dawn, but authorities said no damage or injuries were reported. The relatively shallow quake struck shortly after 4 a.m. …

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  • Parents of slain Pennsylvania trooper forgive accused killer

    Bryon and Darla Dickson spoke about the death of their son, police Corporal Bryon Dickson, and the healing power of forgiveness during three "Blue Sunday" services honoring law enforcement at the Community Church in Mount Pocono, about 110 miles north of Philadelphia. Following the services,…

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  • Carson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an…

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  • Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles region

    (Reuters) - A mild earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), causing no reported damage. The quake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck at about 4 a.m. (7 a.m. ET) and was centered near View Park-Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of…

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  • Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many

    By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in police custody. Mayor Stephanie…

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  • Baltimore mayor announces end of city-wide night curfew

    (Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Sunday she has ended a city-wide night curfew that she imposed last Tuesday after violence erupted during protests over the death of a black man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody. "My goal has always been to not…

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  • Festive Baltimore rallies in hope after police charged

    By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday as anger over the death of a young black man turned to hopes for change following swift criminal charges against six police officers. There was an upbeat mood at the march from…

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  • American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness

    (Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce…

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  • Baltimore's curfew takes a toll on city businesses

    By Scott Malone BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Five days after rioters torched buildings and looted stores in an outbreak of violence over the death of a black man who was fatally injured in police custody, Baltimore's bars and restaurants are hurting. With police and National Guard troops enforcing a 10…

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  • U.S. judge affirms block of Allegiant Air pilots strike

    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has said pilots at Allegiant Travel Co do not have grounds to strike, affirming an order from a month earlier that had temporarily blocked a walkout, the company said in a statement on Saturday. The decision prevents a strike that could have disrupted the travel of…

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  • Southern Michigan shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

    (Reuters) - Southern Michigan on Saturday afternoon was shaken by a mild, 4.2 magnitude earthquake, a rarity in a state more accustomed to snow storms and tornadoes, officials said. There were no injuries and one unconfirmed report of a building suffering damage, said Michigan State Police…

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  • SurveyMonkey CEO, husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies

    SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave…

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  • Seattle police say prepared for more protests

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police said on Saturday they were preparing for more weekend protests after a May Day march that turned violent when crowds hurled bottles and wrenches at officers, who responded with pepper spray and flash grenades. Sixteen people were arrested…

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  • Tangle over guest workers traps Louisiana crawfish trade

    By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - It is nearing peak harvesting season for Louisiana crawfish, but a shortage of migrants to peel them is hurting the industry, largely because of a fight over foreign guest workers that has stirred fears Chinese imports will gain ground. The worker…

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