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Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was charged in last weekend's New Jersey and New York City bombings.



Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa officer of manslaughter

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street.



NC congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they "hate white people."



Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

Posted 9/24/2016 in National

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.



Charlotte stays largely peaceful during 3rd night of protest

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets early Friday after the city's mayor enacted a curfew and rifle-toting members of the National Guard arrived to guard the city's business district.



Tulsa police officer charged in man's death

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer "reacted unreasonably."



Trump debate challenge: Keeping his cool if Clinton attacks

Posted 9/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump's advisers are urging him to keep his cool during next week's presidential debate and resist attempts by Hillary Clinton to provoke him with questions about his business record, wealth or controversial comments about minorities.



Clinton, Trump decry latest police shootings of black men

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton decried a fresh round of police-involved shootings on Wednesday, with the Republican nominee saying he was "very troubled" by the killing of a black man by a white police officer in Oklahoma.



Clinton campaign says Trump could have 'low bar' at first debate

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it is worried that there is a "low bar" for Donald Trump going into the first debate.



2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

Violent protesters rampaged through parts of downtown Charlotte as anger continued to build over the deadly police shooting of a black man and the wildly different stories about what happened from authorities and the victim's family and neighbors.



While illuminating, Tulsa videos leave out key details

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, broadly released dashcam and aerial footage, 911 calls and police radio traffic with unusual swiftness following last Friday's shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer.



Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum

Posted 9/22/2016 in National

When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly -- and finally -- anchor the black experience in the nation's narrative.



As Trump rises, Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

For months, Democrats argued that voters would get "serious" about the campaign once it reached the fall and would reject Donald Trump's no-holds-barred approach. They're still waiting.



Clinton campaign raced through $50M last month

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton spent $645,000 more a day than her opponent Donald Trump last month, but even with her $50 million campaign outlay, she has not been able to pull away from him in the race for the White House.



Why it matters: Minimum wage and the election

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign.



Family: Tulsa shooting victim was turning life around

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

The unarmed black man shot dead in the middle of a Tulsa street last week by a white police officer had run-ins with the law dating back to his teenage years and had recently served a four-year stint in prison.



Protesters in Charlotte police shooting injure officers, block highway

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that left about a dozen officers injured in North Carolina's largest city and shut down a highway after the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police who said he was armed and posed a threat.



2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment?

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.



AAA finds people waste money on premium gas

Posted 9/21/2016 in National

There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA.



Ala. governor praises pipeline company's response to leak

Posted 9/20/2016 in National

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said gas prices in parts of the state rose 20 cents over the weekend after a pipeline leak, but he didn't consider that price gouging.



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