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True Story is a thin, narcissistic tale

By Bob Brown
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Movies | True Story is an unsatisfying account of real-life reporter Mike Finkel’s fall from grace and bid to find redemption. The movie, based on his book by the…

Baltimore official: The curfew worked, the city is stable

By Leigh Jones
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Police | UPDATE: Baltimore police made only 10 arrests last night as a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew kept most people off the streets. A few protestors gathered at the site…

There’s hope for Freddie Gray’s family and Baltimore

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | The death of Freddie Gray, a black man, at the hands of Baltimore policemen is America’s latest episode in the narrative of white cops versus black men. We…

Midday Roundup: Misery upon misery in aftermath of Nepal quake

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Buried alive. Heavy rain and snow complicated rescue efforts in Nepal today, triggering landslides and bringing fresh misery to the region still struggling to…

State of emergency in Baltimore

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | UPDATE: Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze that engulfed the construction site for a new community center in east Baltimore. Though the fire…

A traffic stop is a traffic stop and nothing more, Supreme Court rules

A traffic stop is a traffic stop and nothing more, Supreme Court rules

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Tomorrow is the big day at the U.S. Supreme Court, with a 2 1/2-hour argument scheduled to debate whether the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage…

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Using a practice as old as the Scarlet Letter , the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police Department began distributing the names and mugshots of convicted johns on…

Midday Roundup: Most tax filers will get refunds, IRS says

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax day. Today is the annual deadline for filing individual income tax returns, and the IRS says about 78 percent of income-tax filers this year qualified for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Investigators: S.C. police shooting was suspicious before video emerged

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | State investigators in South Carolina suspected foul play in the police shooting of Walter Scott even before they obtained a cellphone video of the…

Murder case against Hannah Overton dismissed

By Leigh Jones
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Courts | A Texas judge on Wednesday dismissed the capital murder case against Hannah Overton, ending an eight-year-long legal nightmare for the mother of five. A jury…

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

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