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As marijuana goes legal in Illinois, immigrants urged not to use pot or work...

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Activists are urging immigrants not to use or buy cannabis or work in the new industry, as it could lead to drastic measures like deportation.

Runner who slapped reporter’s behind is a youth minister, Boy Scout leader

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Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two, slapped WSAV-TV anchor Alex Bozarjian on Saturday in Savannah, Georgia, on live television.

Multiple people dead, including a police officer, in Jersey City shootout

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A black-clad couple armed with long rifles opened fire on lunchtime locals along a Jersey City sidewalk, killing one police officer in a Tuesday fusillade that also left multiple victims dead inside a kosher grocery store, according to Mayor Steve Fulop.

More than 30 cars torched in two suspected arson fires on Chicago’s Far South...

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More than 30 cars were set on fire early Monday morning on the Far South Side in what police are investigating as arson.

Grief over three Minnesota soldiers killed in helicopter crash goes worldwide

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By Liz Sawyer and Mary Lynn Smith Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MARTY, Minn. — Kurt Krippner climbed onto the shovel of his family’s bobcat as his father lifted him to the top of the flagpole...

Shooter at Florida naval station a Saudi national in U.S. for aviation training –...

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The shooter who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida early Friday morning and killed at least three people before being neutralized by police officers was a Saudi national in aviation training at the base, officials said.

An 8-year-old girl was strip-searched at a Virginia prison. She was told it was...

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An 8-year-old girl was stripped naked and searched by Virginia Department of Corrections staff after she was led to believe refusal would result in not being allowed to see her father.

Robbery suspects, hostage and bystander killed after hijacking, dramatic police chase

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Armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading police cars on a harrowing chase up Interstate 75 that ended Thursday night in a dramatic and deadly shootout on a busy street in Miramar.

Heart transplant patient dies days after marrying high school sweetheart in Chicago hospital chapel

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By Elaine Chen Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — A heart transplant patient who married his high school sweetheart last week in the chapel at the University of Chicago Medical Center died Monday, days after leaving...

Shooting incident at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

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LOS ANGELES, /Xinhua/ A shooting incident on Wednesday afternoon in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard left three dead, including the gunman, and one injured. The gunman, who killed himself, was a sailor assigned to the U.S.S. Columbia,...

Indictment alleges 25 Maryland prison guards and employees ran ‘criminal enterprise’

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By Phil Davis and Tim Prudente The Baltimore Sun (TNS) BALTIMORE — Prosecutors said Tuesday that 25 Maryland corrections tactical unit officers have been indicted on hundreds of counts related to using excessive force, intimidation...

Felons allowed: Firing ranges not required to do background checks

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By Bethany Bruner The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (TNS) COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the months before he shot and killed two Westerville police officers, Quentin Smith had practiced his aim at a New Albany firing range. Smith...

High time: Michigan begins recreational marijuana sales 13 months after vote

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By Breana Noble The Detroit News (TNS) ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s first legal recreational sales began around 10 a.m. Sunday, 13 months after voters approved a ballot measure allowing it. Consumers from across Indiana, Michigan,...

Eleven injured in shooting in New Orleans

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HOUSTON, /Xinhua/ New Orleans police in the U.S. state of Louisiana said Sunday that 11 people were wounded in an early morning shooting. According to a Tweet posted by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the...

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Robbery suspects, hostage and bystander killed after hijacking, dramatic police chase

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Armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading police cars on a harrowing chase up Interstate 75 that ended Thursday night in a dramatic and deadly shootout on a busy street in Miramar.