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Midday Roundup: Feds to investigate Baltimore man’s death after arrest

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Seeking justice. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into how a Baltimore man suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Protesters took…

Is Eric Harris’ shooting death about race or incompetence?

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Last Tuesday, Robert Bates, a 73-year-old white man who is a reserve deputy sheriff, turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Tulsa, Okla. He is…

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…

A beautiful example of racial reconciliation

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Millions of people have seen the video of white North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed black man Walter Scott multiple times…

Supreme Court examines how police deal with the mentally ill

By Mary Reichard
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Police | By some estimates, about half the people killed by law enforcement have a mental illness of some kind, according to 30 years of data from the National…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

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…

Midday Roundup: Latest police shooting fuels body camera debate

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the air. The police shooting in South Carolina of an unarmed African-American man and the officer’s subsequent arrest have led to renewed calls for…

Midday Roundup: ISIS claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No mercy. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Tunisian museum Wednesday. The death toll has risen to 23, and the…

Should hotel registries be open to police inspection?

Should hotel registries be open to police inspection?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | When you check into a hotel or motel, you hand over quite a lot of personal information. That’s understandable: The innkeeper needs to know his guest. And…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest man for shooting Ferguson officers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arrested. Authorities in St. Louis have arrested a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County…

Two police officers shot in Ferguson

By Mickey McLean & Lynde Langdon
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Ferguson | UPDATE (8:32 a.m. EDT): A shooting outside the Ferguson Police Department early today left two officers seriously wounded. Shots rang out shortly after…

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