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Baltimore to put cameras in police vans, review riot gear


BALTIMORE - Cameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday.

U.S. Navy Yard in Washington locked down amid reported shooting

WASHINGTON - Police on Thursday responded to a report of a shooter at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a gunman killed 12 people in 2013, and the military installation was on lockdown with employees sheltering in place.

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For New York Puerto Ricans, debt crisis begins to hit home

NEW YORK - Before this week, Harriet Richardson's retirement dream was still intact: work a few more years in the United States before heading back to find a quiet, ocean-front house in her native Puerto Rico. Now she's not so sure.

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CSX says freight train derails, catches fire in Tennessee

- CSX Corp said one rail car of a train derailed in Blount County, Tennessee and caught fire early on Thursday, prompting evacuations.

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Amtrak seeks to combine lawsuits over fatal Philadelphia derailment

- Amtrak has asked a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate lawsuits before a single judge in Philadelphia over the May 12 train derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200.

01 Jul 2015

In America's South, black church fires fan racial fears

- Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fires at black churches is fraying nerves at a time of heightened racial tensions across the United States.

01 Jul 2015

Man held in killings of California family left DNA in car: media citing warrants

LOS ANGELES - DNA belonging to an ex-convict accused of killing a San Diego family with a sledgehammer in 2010 was found in their abandoned car, media reported Wednesday, citing newly released search warrants.

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Trump's Miss USA pageant finds new broadcaster after NBC drops show

- The independent U.S. cable network REELZ will telecast the Miss USA pageant on July 12, the company announced on Thursday, stepping in after NBC dropped plans to broadcast the show because of inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants made by co-owner and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. | Video

Health, Politics, 01 Jul 2015

Washington state farmworker yelled 'kill me' before he was shot: officer

SEATTLE - One of three police officers who shot dead a rock-throwing Mexican farmworker in Washington state earlier this year told investigators the man, after being repeatedly ordered to drop softball-sized rocks, yelled "No, kill me ... kill me."

01 Jul 2015

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