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Midday Roundup: NYPD mourns slain young officer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of uniformed police officers lined the streets of a Long Island town where New York Police Officer Brian Moore was laid to rest today.

Midday Roundup: ISIS connection unclear in Texas shooting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Behind the scenes. The Islamic State (ISIS) has taken credit for a shooting at an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, on Sunday, but investigators have not…

Midday Roundup: Freddie Gray’s death ruled a homicide

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Improper arrest. Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, today called the death of Freddie Gray a homicide and said she had probable cause to file…

Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

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…

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…

Midday Roundup: Baltimore seethes as Freddie Gray is laid to rest

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Laid to (un)rest. Representatives from the White House and families of police brutality victims joined mourners today at the Baltimore funeral for Freddie…

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…

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