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  • State of emergency ends in Ferguson, Missouri, as violence recedes

    Posted 2015-08-14 15:20:24 by: New Superman

    Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man shot by a white police officer last August. The killing of Brown was found to be justified, but that incident and the deaths of other unarmed black and Hispanic men that followed in Baltimore, New York City, Washington state and elsewhere inspired a national movement over policing and race relations. Most of the protests in Ferguson were peaceful, but on Sunday night gunfire broke out and police shot and injured a black man, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris, who they say shot at ...

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  • Kentucky clerk defying court on gay marriage licenses to file response

    Posted 2015-08-14 14:54:37 by: New Superman

    Attorneys for a Kentucky county clerk who has stopped issuing marriage licenses to avoid serving same-sex couples are expected to file a response on Friday to the court. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her office stopped issuing all marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling legalizing gay marriage, and she has continued with that stance despite an injunction on Wednesday by a federal judge ordering her office to begin issuing licenses again. Davis previously said her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevented her from issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian ...

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  • Kerry presides over raising of flag at U.S. embassy in Cuba

    Posted 2015-08-14 14:51:19 by: New Superman

    By Daniel Trotta and Lesley Wroughton HAVANA (Reuters) - Watched over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes. Three retired Marines who last lowered the flag in 1961 participated in the ceremony, handing a new flag to the Marine Color Guard, which raised it on the grounds outside the embassy building on the Havana seafront. Kerry, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba in 70 years, told the ceremony it was obvious that "the road of mutual isolation and estrangement that the United States and Cuba have been traveling is not the right one and that the time has come for us to move in a more promising direction." The symbolic event took place eight months after Havana and Washington agreed to restore ties and nearly four weeks after the United States and Cuba formally renewed diplomatic relations and upgraded their diplomatic missions to ...

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  • Court throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration policy challenge

    Posted 2015-08-14 14:40:43 by: New Superman

    A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by an Arizona sheriff who argued that President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration were unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a district court judge's finding that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lacked standing to sue, a provision in U.S. law that means he has to prove he has been directly ...

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  • Japanese leader Abe stops short of apology for World War II

    Posted 2015-08-14 14:08:28 by: New Superman

    TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese should not have to make them ...

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  • How St. Louis police added Twitter to its arsenal

    Posted 2015-08-14 12:33:12 by: New Superman

    The St. Louis County Police Department has significantly altered its approach to social media since Michael Brown’s death last ...

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  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

    Posted 2015-08-14 12:23:40 by: New Superman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material in an improper manner or merely reflect information collected independently, U.S. officials who have reviewed the correspondence told The Associated ...

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  • In speech, Rubio slams Obama's outreach to Iran and Cuba

    Posted 2015-08-14 11:53:01 by: New Superman

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is slamming President Barack Obama's outreach to Iran and Cuba, calling his diplomacy with the two nations evidence of "every flawed strategic, moral and economic notion" that has driven his foreign ...

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  • Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government

    Posted 2015-08-14 01:23:31 by: New Superman

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. ...

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  • Colorado cinema gunman's teacher recalls bright, popular boy

    Posted 2015-07-20 23:10:35 by: New Superman

    The fifth-grade teacher of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes on Monday described his former pupil as a popular, bright student in testimony which defense lawyers hope will spare the convicted mass murderer from execution. Last week, a jury of nine women and three men found Holmes guilty of fatally shooting 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 others during a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" at a Denver-area multiplex in July 2012. Paul Karrer, a teacher at the central California elementary school that Holmes attended during the 1998-99 school year, was testifying on the third anniversary of the massacre ahead of a sentencing hearing where the same jurors will decide if the 27-year-old should be executed or serve a life ...

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