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UN: Freedom of assembly in US threatened by inequality

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Prosecutors drop charges in Freddie Gray case

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Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. granted release

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Russian 'fingerprints' left behind on DNC hack

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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming jet pollution

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    UN: Freedom of assembly in US threatened by inequality

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 19:18

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A United Nations expert says the right of freedom of assembly in the United States is threatened by racial, social and economic inequality. Maina Kiai, U.N. special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, said in a statement issued Thursday that “racism and the exclusion, persecution […]

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    Prosecutors drop charges in Freddie Gray case

    by Associated Press on Jul 27, 8:27

    Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015. Prosecutors’ decision Wednesday comes after a judge had already acquitted three […]

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    Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. granted release

    by CBS/AP on Jul 27, 7:44

    A federal judge has granted John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, full-time release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in treatment since the shooting. Judge Paul L. Friedman delivered the ruling Wednesday, granting Hinckley, now 61 years old, full time convalescent leave to begin no […]

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    Russian ‘fingerprints’ left behind on DNC hack

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 8:04

    The U.S. believes that people working for the Russian government are behind the hack of internal emails at the Democratic National Committee, officials confirmed Tuesday to CBS News. A U.S. intelligence official told CBS News that the signature of the breach is Russian and the U.S. government has identified methods and techniques used by Russia in […]

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    EPA moves to regulate climate-warming jet pollution

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 15:42

    WASHINGTON – The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions. Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and […]

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    2 dead, almost 20 injured in Florida teen club party shooting

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 8:35

    Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 10:48 AM EDT FORT MYERS, Fla. - At least two people were killed and nearly 20 total were injured in a mass shooting during a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning. CBS Fort Myers affiliate WINK-TV reports the incident at Club Blu in Fort Myers happened around 12:30 […]

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    Aussies won’t move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

    by Stephen Wade / AP Sports Writer on Jul 24, 17:52

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Australia’s Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation’s 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro. “Electricity and water is not a […]

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    Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:31

    Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people. Ansbach police said in a statement early Monday that just after 10 p.m. Sunday they were alerted to an explosion in the […]

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    Deadly bombing strikes demonstration in Kabul

    by CBS/AP on Jul 23, 17:39

    At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when suicide bombers detonated their explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack […]

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    Police: Gunman and 9 victims dead in Munich mall shooting

    by CBS/AP on Jul 22, 11:03

    Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 7:26 PM EDT MUNICH – Munich police gave a “cautious all clear” early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald’s killing nine people and wounding at least 16 others in a rampage authorities called an act of […]

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    Tens of thousands lose jobs over failed coup in Turkey

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 22:41

    The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to plotters of last week’s attempted coup, as President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganspoke on the phone for the first time since crisis began. Officials fired tens of thousands of public employees across the country. The dismissals touched every aspect of […]

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    Obama pens open letter to America’s law enforcement community

    by Reena Flores / CBS News on Jul 19, 22:20

    As the nation continues to reel from the recent deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, President Obama reached out Monday to the law enforcement community seeking to assure them that his administration stood by them. “Every day, you accept this responsibility and you see your colleagues do their difficult, dangerous jobs with equal valor,” […]

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    Kansas City police officer shot, killed

    by Crimesider Staff / CBS / AP on Jul 19, 17:07

    Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 7:52 PM EDT KANSAS CITY, Kan. – An officer with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department died Tuesday after being shot while investigating a report of gunfire, reports CBS affiliate KCTV. Police say three or four people were inside a vehicle when police approached the scene where gunfire had been reported, at […]

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    Police break up scuffles between protesters blocks from RNC

    by CBS/AP on Jul 19, 13:58

    CLEVELAND – Police broke up a couple of skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. A scuffle broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed […]

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    UAA professor: What Alaskans can learn from racial tensions across the country

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 18, 18:21

    Over the past few years, the country has seen an increase in social movements. One of the most prominent groups is Black Lives Matter, which calls for fairness in the criminal justice system. It’s an issue that’s not new, said Brad Myrstol, a University of Alaska Anchorage professor with the school’s Justice Center. “The events […]

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    First openly gay bishop elected in United Methodist Church

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 17, 16:21

    The United Methodist Church has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. Karen Oliveto. Delegates at the Western Jurisdictional Conference elected her to the position Friday in Scottsdale, Arizona, the United Methodist News Service reports. The Western Jurisdiction represents Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Oliveto, 58, is […]

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    ‘Cleansing’ sweeps up thousands in post-coup Turkey

    by CBS/AP on Jul 17, 11:03

    A nationwide purge following a failed military coup in Turkey has led to the roundup, arrest and firing of thousands of people. Turkey’s justice minister says some 6,000 people have been detained in a government crackdown on alleged coup plotters and government opponents. There were also reported clashes between the few remaining coup plotters resisting […]

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    Turkey coup plotters will pay ‘heavy price,’ president vows

    by CBS/AP on Jul 16, 11:39

    Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their treason.” The chaos capped a period of political turmoil in Turkey – a NATO […]

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    Turkish military faction launches attempted coup

    by CBS/AP on Jul 15, 14:50

    A group within Turkey’s military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul. The military said in a statement it seized control “to reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, […]

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    Dozens dead after truck plows into crowd in Nice, France

    by CBS/AP on Jul 14, 16:53

    Last Updated Jul 14, 2016 8:22 PM EDT NICE, France – A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday in what some officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. At least 75 people […]