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2 Dead in Shooting Outside Muhammad Art Contest in Texas

Two armed men were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside an event showcasing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas, Sunday evening. Dozens of people were at a contest hosted by New York-based American freedom Defense Initiative at the Curtis Culwell Center when police said two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland Independent School District Security guard in the ankle at about 7 p.m. The men were then shot and killed by Garland police. Read »
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GOP Field Grows: Fiorina, Carson to Launch Presidential Bids

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Ethiopian Israelis Protest Police Brutality in Tel Aviv

Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night, The Associated Press reported. The protest was mostly peaceful during the day, but by nightfall became violent with at least 20 officers hurt and "multiple protesters" arrested, Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Thousands of Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, but their absorption into Israeli society has been rocky. Simmering frustrations among Israel's Ethiopian community boiled over when footage emerged of an Ethiopian Israeli in an army uniform being beaten by police last week. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will meet Monday with representatives of the community as well as the beaten solider. Read »
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McDonald's Set to Unveil Latest Turnaround Plans

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:57 PM

The Freddie Gray Arrest: Minute-by-Minute

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 8:58 PM

No Sign of Casulty As Search Resumes After Watergate Collapse

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Gunman, Three Others Dead in Shooting on Wisconsin Bridge

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Survey: States Spent Over $1 Billion to Clear Winter Snow and Ice From Roads

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 12:44 AM
 

The most important thing is safety, safety of the infrastructure here because without that, we do not have Baltimore.  

— Major General Linda Singh of the Maryland National Guard, at a press conference Saturday urging Baltimore citizens to abide by the 10:00 p.m. curfew amid continued protests over Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
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Smith College to Accept Transgender Women

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Man in Custody After Holding Several Hostages in SoCal Apartment

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Poll: Democrats, GOP Don't Agree on America's Top Issue

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 6:58 PM

How to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Man Fatally Stabs Brother Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight: Cousin

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:37 AM

"We Can Begin to Heal": Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew