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WASHINGTON (AP) " Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Two top U.S. diplomats on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's policy to defeat Islamic State militants in Syria in the wake of Russian intervention that both said has dangerously destabilized the battlefield.

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ATLANTA (AP) " The investigation of a woman accused of posing as a nurse and giving hospice care to Bobbi Kristina Brown widened Wednesday as police sought more information about other patients she may have treated.

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WASHINGTON (AP) " A Senate committee tasked with protecting seniors is launching an investigation into prescription drug pricing, responding to public anxiety about companies hiking prices for once-inexpensive medicines.

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ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) " A northern Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting triggered a large manhunt carefully staged his death to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty and had been stealing for years from a youth program he...

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) " Serbia's government is closing down the state Tanjug news agency founded 72 years ago by the Communist authorities of the former Yugoslavia, and laying off its 200 employees.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) " The execution of a Missouri man was in limbo Wednesday following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to halt the lethal injection shortly before it was set to take place.

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MADRID (AP) " Three anti-independence parties filed complaints Wednesday with Spain's Constitutional Court against moves by secessionist parties with a majority in the regional parliament of Catalonia to announce the formal start of an effort to...

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RISHON LEZION, Israel (AP) " Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the...

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Though the big elections are still to come next year in most places, voters in several states Tuesday elected governors, legislators and mayors and settled a variety of significant ballot issues.

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The current fuss over Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's denial of biological evolution brings to mind a controversy in 1963 that drew national attention to the Harlem School District in suburban Rockford. The story was told in my book...

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