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GOP platform tacks right on social issues

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The Republican Party adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever on Monday, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump's policies.

 

 

Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police.

 

 

'Sheer brutality': Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.

 

 

Man accused of urging people to kill police

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Police say a Georgia man has been charged after he urged people to kill white police officers.

 

 

Despite 3rd acquittal, Baltimore prosecutors push on

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

A Baltimore judge dealt the state yet another blow in the protracted and unsuccessful prosecution of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who was injured in police custody.

 

 

Turkey's Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a series of televised appearances overnight in which he disclosed dramatic details of his survival on the night of a failed coup and raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators.

 

 

French authorities paint complex picture of attacker

Posted 7/19/2016 in National

Authorities investigating the truck driver who killed 84 people in a Bastille Day attack painted a complex picture Monday of a man who did not seem devout but had recently become interested in jihadi violence and researched past attacks in France and the United States, including one on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

 

 

Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, 3 others wounded

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police there in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.

 

 

Chief: Cleveland taking steps to thwart terrorist attack

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Cleveland's chief of police said Sunday barricades have been placed at key streets and intersections in the city's downtown before the start of the Republican National Convention to thwart the type of attack that occurred in France when a man drove a large truck into crowds, killing 84 people.

 

 

GOP convention kicks off as nation reels from more violence

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president.

 

 

Slain Baton Rouge officer wrote emotional Facebook post

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday.

 

 

Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city's police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law enforcement, join us. Apply to become a cop.

 

 

Presidential health: Do we know enough about our candidates?

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs the question: How much do we know -- and should we know -- about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job?

 

 

Poll: Americans split over illegal immigration

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Most Americans reject Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and his support for deporting those in the country illegally.

 

 

With millions covered, 'repeal and replace' gets riskier

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Cleveland, we have a problem. As Republicans gather to anoint their presidential ticket, Donald Trump's plan for replacing "Obamacare" appears to be anything but solid.

 

 

After 2 years, probe of Eric Garner chokehold death in limbo

Posted 7/18/2016 in National

Two years after the chokehold death of Eric Garner made "I can't breathe" a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men, federal authorities are still grappling with whether to prosecute the white officer seen on a widely watched video wrapping his arm around Garner's neck.

 

 

BP estimates cost of 2010 Gulf oil spill at $61.6B

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it's a hefty sum: $61.6 billion.

 

 

'Wrong must be corrected' for black man killed by police

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the "meaning of southern hospitality" and a good man whose death at the hands of two white police officers "woke up Baton Rouge and America."

 

 

Priebus: Rebellion against Trump dead

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

The GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus declared on Friday, looking ahead to a unified national convention next week amid signs that both Trump and the broader party are moderating their message with an eye toward November.

 

 

Clinton holds VP interviews

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president.

 

 

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