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Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in full riot gear responded to the streets of downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful demonstrations over a former police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man gave way to property damage and dangerous encounters with officers. 2017-09-17T21:49:00-04:00 2017-09-18T01:49:58-04:00
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Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:00
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. 2017-09-17T20:07:00-04:00 2017-09-18T00:07:16-04:00
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Police report arrests in 3rd night of demonstrations

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police made several arrests and one officer was injured Sunday night after an afternoon of nonviolent protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man gave way to broken windows and a police response of several hundred officers in full riot gear. 2017-09-17T19:45:00-04:00 2017-09-17T23:45:23-04:00
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The Latest: Several arrested after St. Louis vandalism

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 2017-09-17T18:32:00-04:00 2017-09-17T22:32:43-04:00
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Riot police break up St. Louis protest over officer's acquittal

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:47
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis police in riot gear broke up a protest that turned rowdy on Sunday night with property damage including broken storefront windows, ordering protesters to disperse and making several arrests.
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Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to Supreme Court

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States - manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering - and one the Supreme Court has never curbed.
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2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. 2017-09-17T17:48:00-04:00 2017-09-17T21:48:46-04:00
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On third night, St. Louis protest of police acquittal turns rowdy

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:24
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A largely peaceful protest in St. Louis of the acquittal of a white police officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man turned rowdy on Sunday as a handful of demonstrators threw bottles in response to a police officer making arrests.
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2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. 2017-09-17T16:41:00-04:00 2017-09-17T20:41:47-04:00
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Protesters rallied in St. Louis on 3rd day of demonstrations

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city's police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, continuing demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man. 2017-09-17T15:52:00-04:00 2017-09-17T19:52:18-04:00
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APExclusive: Chelsea Manning says she not a traitor

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 21:00
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right. 2017-09-17T16:34:00-04:00 2017-09-17T20:34:07-04:00
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St. Louis protesters march for third time after police acquittal

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:07
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A third day of protests began peacefully in St. Louis on Sunday, after violent clashes erupted between police and demonstrators the previous two nights over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man.
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St. Louis area enters third day of demonstrations

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city's police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, beginning a third day of demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black suspect. 2017-09-17T14:50:00-04:00 2017-09-17T18:50:26-04:00
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Third St. Louis protest of police acquittal begins peacefully

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:49
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A third day of protests started peacefully in St. Louis on Sunday after violent clashes between police and demonstrators the previous two nights over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man.
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2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. 2017-09-17T13:41:00-04:00 2017-09-17T17:41:02-04:00
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The Latest: Protesters tell police: 'Stop killing us'

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 2017-09-17T12:56:00-04:00 2017-09-17T16:56:40-04:00
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Third day of protests expected in St. Louis over police acquittal

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:19
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A third day of protests were expected in St. Louis on Sunday after the acquittal of a white former policeman in the fatal shooting of a black man, demonstrations that evoked memories of riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson.
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. 2017-09-17T11:17:00-04:00 2017-09-17T15:17:18-04:00
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St. Louis area readies for third day of demonstrations

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suburban St. Louis shop owners on Sunday swept up broken glass and boarded up storefront windows that were shattered overnight when a day of peaceful protests turned violent, as the city and its surrounding communities prepared for a third day of demonstrations. 2017-09-17T10:58:00-04:00 2017-09-17T14:58:45-04:00
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Chelsea Manning: 'I believe I did the best I could'

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:00
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a "creative thinkers" conference in Nantucket that she's not a traitor as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the right thing to do. 2017-09-17T11:48:00-04:00 2017-09-17T15:48:23-04:00
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