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Police arrest brother of man killed by Sacramento police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Police on Thursday arrested the brother of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento officers last month, on suspicion of felony assault and vandalism, authorities said Thursday. Stevante Clark, 25, also is accused of making criminal threats and abusing a 911 emergency line. Police did not provide further details, citing an ...

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3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing ordered by international crime boss

Joseph Hunter, second from left, a former U.S. Army sniper who became a private mercenary, and two other former U.S. Army solders were convicted for a contract killing order by an international crime boss.  (AP) Three former American soldiers were found guilty Wednesday for the murder-for-hire of a female real estate agent in the Philippines whom an international crime boss ...

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Southwest Airlines victim ID'd as 'remarkable' mother of 2

Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was identified as the woman who died after a Southwest Airlines plane engine apparently exploded mid-flight Tuesday.  (Wells Fargo) A woman who died Tuesday after an engine on a Southwest Airlines flight apparently exploded mid-flight has been identified and described as a “remarkable” woman. Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was a mother of two ...

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Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

Boston College philosophy professor Kerry Cronin is known as the “dating professor.”  (Boston College/ YoutTube) A Boston College philosophy professor—known as the “dating professor”—offers extra credit to her students who (while sober) ask someone out on a date, go out on that said date and have no physical contact. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Professor Kerry Cronin said ...

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Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

PHILADELPHIA –  Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests “reprehensible,” arrived in Philadelphia this weekend after video of the incident gained traction online. He ...

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S. Carolina inmate: Bodies stacked up during riot; 7 slain

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.” At least 17 prisoners ...

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AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

BEIJING –  The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom. For years, he and fellow Chinese Christian teachers would cross the river on a narrow bamboo raft from a tree-shrouded bank in southern China into neighboring Myanmar, carrying with them notebooks, pencils and Bibles. The journey ...

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Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

A wreath is displayed at the memorial site in Boston where one of the bombs exploded in 2013 at the Boston Marathon.  (WFXT) BOSTON –  Boston marked the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings Sunday with solemn remembrances and charitable acts. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker laid wreaths early in the morning at the ...

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