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IS says its 'soldier' behind Nice attack

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

An Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a "soldier" of the group.



Father, son from Texas among France truck attack victims

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

A man and his 11-year-old son from the Austin area were among the dozens of people killed during the truck attack in Nice, France, relatives said Friday.



Fear Factor: Americans scared of their presidential options

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

The vast majority of Americans say they are afraid of at least one of the two major candidates -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump -- winning the White House, a remarkable finding that reflects an unsettled nation unhappy with its choice.



Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Congress exited a sweltering Washington on Thursday, its dysfunction on full display as it left behind must-do legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a stalemate over lawmakers' basic job of fulfilling agency budgets.



France reels as Bastille Day attack leaves 84 dead in Nice

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.



Experts: Use of robot to kill suspect opens door for others

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they'd have to do so.



Dallas gunman was gregarious until Army career ended

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort.



Man dead after exchanging gunfire with Baltimore officers

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building fatally shot a man who fired at them with an "AR-15-style" rifle, authorities said early today.



Lawsuit filed in police shooting of man in Memphis

Posted 7/14/2016 in National

A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges a white Memphis police officer used excessive deadly force when he shot and killed a 19-year-old black man during a fight after a traffic stop.



ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

Posted 7/14/2016 in National

Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators.



Authorities: 3 arrests made in alleged plot to harm officers

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Authorities in Louisiana have arrested three suspects accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area, police said.



Divide between Black, Blue movements widens after shootings

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Kaylin Luces found herself in a difficult position last week: In one moment, she was texting her sister, a police officer, telling her, "Be careful out there. Cops are getting shot." In another, she sent a text to her two young nephews to be mindful of how they act when in the presence of police.



Many in law enforcement feel frayed relationship with president

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have found themselves at the wrong end of a baton, a snarling dog or a gun.



AG defends decision on Clinton email inquiry

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected a barrage of Republican questions Tuesday about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of private email, saying it "would not be appropriate" to discuss the matter in her role as the nation's top law enforcement official.



'Far and away the best': Sanders endorses Clinton

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing his Democratic former rival.



NAACP: Trump declines offer to address civil rights group

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group's upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer's struggle to attract support from nonwhite voters.



Poll: Most young people dislike GOP's Trump, say he's racist

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist.



Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose chief has been lauded across the country for taking bold steps to root out bad cops and repair relations with minorities.



Family: Military changed Dallas suspect; robot use defended

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

Military service changed the Dallas gunman from an extrovert into a hermit, his parents said in an interview excerpt published Monday.



Judge says MLK Bible belongs to civil rights icon's estate

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

The judge in a dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible has ruled the Bible belongs to the civil rights icon's estate, which is controlled by two sons who had proposed selling it.



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