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HENRY COUNTY (MO.) SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP
                                Adam Purinton

Witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

HENRY COUNTY (MO.) SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP
                                Adam Purinton
OLATHE, Kan. >> A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged today with murder and attempted murder. Read More
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                                Protesters marched towards the off-duty officer’s home in Anaheim, Calif. on Wednesday. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

Off-duty officer’s fight with teens sets off protests in California

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                                Protesters marched towards the off-duty officer’s home in Anaheim, Calif. on Wednesday. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.
An off-duty California officer who didn’t want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested. Read More
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                                Law enforcement vehicles arrived at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, where dozens of people remain.

Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

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                                Law enforcement vehicles arrived at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, where dozens of people remain.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:20 am
Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota today in defiance of orders to leave. Read More
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                                This 2014 image released by Fox News shows radio and television host Alan Colmes.

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dies at 66

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                                This 2014 image released by Fox News shows radio and television host Alan Colmes.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Read More
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                                The Archer Daniels Midland Company plant is seen in Decatur, Ill. In 2014, Decatur, Ill., lost Archer Daniels Midland to Chicago after 40 years in the town.

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

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                                The Archer Daniels Midland Company plant is seen in Decatur, Ill. In 2014, Decatur, Ill., lost Archer Daniels Midland to Chicago after 40 years in the town.
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring “We wouldn’t be Peoria without Caterpillar.” Read More
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                                Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. in 2015. In court documents unsealed Tuesday, Roof, convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church, drove toward a second black church after the shootings.

After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

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                                Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C. in 2015. In court documents unsealed Tuesday, Roof, convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church, drove toward a second black church after the shootings.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm
The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church in 2015 drove toward a second black parish afterward, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, but no one was there because that sanctuary’s class had been canceled. Read More
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                                A boy joins others participating in a protest and marching aimed at President Donald Trump’s nationwide efforts to crack down on immigration in Chicago on Feb. 16.

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement

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                                A boy joins others participating in a protest and marching aimed at President Donald Trump’s nationwide efforts to crack down on immigration in Chicago on Feb. 16.
As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant. Read More
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                                President George W. Bush presents the National Medal of Science to Kenneth J. Arrow during a ceremony at White House in 2006. Arrow, the youngest ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died.

Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95

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                                President George W. Bush presents the National Medal of Science to Kenneth J. Arrow during a ceremony at White House in 2006. Arrow, the youngest ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. Read More

Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl’s shooting

Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend today why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors. Read More
Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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                                A new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

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                                A new sticker is placed on the door at the ceremonial opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Transgender students today lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. Read More
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                                Of the 600 registered voters interviewed for the Middle Tennessee State University poll, 51 percent said they approved of the job President Donald Trump is doing. He won the state with 61 percent of the popular vote.

Poll: Trump approval rating at 51 percent in Tennessee

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                                Of the 600 registered voters interviewed for the Middle Tennessee State University poll, 51 percent said they approved of the job President Donald Trump is doing. He won the state with 61 percent of the popular vote.
A poll released Wednesday shows that President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Tennessee is around 50 percent three months after he won the state by a wide margin in the general election. Read More
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                                A TSA employee being trained in behavioral pattern recognition watches passengers in line at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston.

Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers

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                                A TSA employee being trained in behavioral pattern recognition watches passengers in line at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston.
A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Read More
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                                Hien Nguyen walks through flooded waters on Welch Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Rising floodwaters sent thousands of residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday.

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

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                                Hien Nguyen walks through flooded waters on Welch Avenue in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Rising floodwaters sent thousands of residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday.
The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice with a knock on their door from a firefighter. Read More
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                                Dakota Access pipeline opponents burned structures in their main protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, as authorities prepared to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season.

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

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                                Dakota Access pipeline opponents burned structures in their main protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball, N.D., today, as authorities prepared to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm
Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp today ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. Read More
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                                People wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles.

Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

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                                People wave U.S. flags during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles.
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. Read More
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                                In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.

Maryland’s assault weapons ban upheld by U.S. appeals court

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                                In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.
Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. Read More

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