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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — in custody. 2017-09-17T09:44:00-04:00 2017-09-17T13:44:30-04:00
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The Latest: Authorities outline charges against protesters

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:00
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): 2017-09-17T09:53:00-04:00 2017-09-17T13:53:22-04:00
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Third day of protests set over police acquittal in St. Louis

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:25
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protests were to resume in St. Louis on Sunday in the wake of the acquittal of a white former policeman in the fatal shooting of a black man, after a second night of sporadic violence between a small group of demonstrators and riot police.
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — in custody. 2017-09-17T07:48:00-04:00 2017-09-17T11:48:59-04:00
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The Latest: Governor warns protesters about property damage

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:00
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): 2017-09-17T07:14:00-04:00 2017-09-17T11:14:08-04:00
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Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities in Baton Rouge say there is a "strong possibility" that the slayings of two black men last week were racially motivated. 2017-09-17T06:49:00-04:00 2017-09-17T10:49:00-04:00
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Protesters smash windows in 2nd violent night near St. Louis

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. 2017-09-17T05:04:00-04:00 2017-09-17T09:04:58-04:00
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Harvey recovery czar faces limits to 'future-proofing' Texas

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006. 2017-09-17T06:17:00-04:00 2017-09-17T10:17:02-04:00
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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:00
BOSTON (AP) — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. 2017-09-17T05:48:00-04:00 2017-09-17T09:48:11-04:00
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The Latest: Protesters expected to reconvene for 3rd day

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 09:00
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): 2017-09-17T03:02:00-04:00 2017-09-17T07:02:28-04:00
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Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to top U.S. court

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 08:05
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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As Trump visits U.N., New York prepares for 'Super Bowl' of security

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 07:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the annual traffic and security nightmare known as the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by U.S. President Donald Trump and a parade of other dignitaries.
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Protesters smash windows in 2nd violent night near St. Louis

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. 2017-09-16T23:35:00-04:00 2017-09-17T03:35:19-04:00
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Across US, lawmakers chip away at public's access to records

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:00
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. 2017-09-16T23:11:00-04:00 2017-09-17T03:11:51-04:00
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2nd night of violent protests in St. Louis after verdict

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 02:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests. 2017-09-16T21:33:00-04:00 2017-09-17T01:33:48-04:00
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St. Louis protest turns violent after peaceful rallies against police acquittal

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:50
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Clashes between demonstrators and riot-clad police marred the end of what had been a largely peaceful second day of protest rallies in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.
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2nd day of St. Louis protests calm at malls, restaurant area

AP US News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at upscale suburban St. Louis shopping malls and marched through a popular district of bars and restaurants Saturday in peaceful protests over the acquittal of a white St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man, and there was little sign of the sporadic vandalism and violence that marred the rallies a night earlier. 2017-09-16T19:22:00-04:00 2017-09-16T23:22:59-04:00
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St. Louis protests peaceful at malls, shopping district

AP US News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at upscale suburban St. Louis shopping malls and marched through a popular district of bars and restaurants Saturday in peaceful protests over the acquittal of a white St. Louis police officer who fatally shot a black man, and there was no sign of the sporadic vandalism and violence that marred the rallies a night earlier. 2017-09-16T18:44:00-04:00 2017-09-16T22:44:13-04:00
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St. Louis protesters go to upscale malls, suburbs

AP US News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 22:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at upscale suburban malls on Saturday and later marched through a popular district of bars and restaurants to protest a white St. Louis police officer's acquittal in the killing of a black man, but the second day of protests was peaceful following sporadic vandalism and violence a night earlier. 2017-09-16T17:18:00-04:00 2017-09-16T21:18:43-04:00
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Protesters march through St. Louis after policeman's acquittal

Reuters US News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:59
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Activists marched through two upscale shopping malls and into the streets of St. Louis on Saturday, marking a second day of demonstrations against the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.
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