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Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised
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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. [Read More]

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Navy veteran pushing for passport rule change
6 days ago -
DENVER — A Navy veteran from Colorado who does not identify as male or female is pushing the U.S. government to allow for a third gender option or get rid of gender designators altogether on passports. [Read More]
Court: Texas voter ID law discriminates Court: Texas voter ID law discriminates
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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have struggled to cast a ballot. [Read More]
Woman convicted of poisoning gets new trial Woman convicted of poisoning gets new trial
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WILKES-BARRE (AP) — An elderly Pennsylvania woman convicted of poisoning her son’s girlfriend with antifreeze leaving her near death deserves a new trial because of ineffective legal counsel, a judge has ruled. [Read More]
Woman pleads guilty to punching reporter
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who punched a Telemundo reporter in the face during a live TV broadcast in Philadelphia has apologized, and pleaded guilty to assault. [Read More]
Officer of the Year charged with assault
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YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania county’s Police Officer of the Year has been charged with assaulting his wife. [Read More]
U.S. Treasury chief Lew backs debt relief for Greece
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew stressed today the importance of making Greece’s debt sustainable, praising the country’s progress in reforming its economy as part of its bailouts but urging it to keep implementing the necessary measures. [Read More]
Three student leaders found guilty for Hong Kong street protests Three student leaders found guilty for Hong Kong street protests
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HONG KONG — Three Hong Kong student leaders were convicted Thursday of leading or encouraging the massive pro-democracy street protests that unsettled the southern Chinese city two years ago. [Read More]
Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' jail sentence Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' jail sentence
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it “shockingly” lenient and a decision that could bring the country's justice system into “disrepute.” [Read More]
U.S.-backed Syria fighters give IS 48 hours to leave
6 days ago -
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters today gave Islamic State militants 48 hours to leave an encircled town near the Turkish border without a fight, in a last-bid effort to protect civilian lives, according to a statement issued by the group. [Read More]
Dog shot five times in Rio survives
6 days ago -
RIO DE JANEIRO — A dog that was shot five times during a firefight in a Rio slum is recovering from surgery and will soon be put up for adoption, an animal shelter says. [Read More]
Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine
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MOSCOW (AP) — A new report released today condemned both Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels for widespread torture and detentions of civilians in the country’s east torn by a separatist war. [Read More]
Spain demands explanation over U.K. Navy sub collision
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MADRID (AP) — Spain is seeking an urgent explanation from British authorities after a Royal Navy submarine was forced into port in Gibraltar following a collision with a merchant vessel. [Read More]
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