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Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission


ORLANDO, Fla. Four people in Miami likely contracted Zika locally through mosquito bites, Florida's governor said on Friday, the first evidence that the virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect is circulating in the continental United States. | Video

San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded

A San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was injured at a traffic stop late on Thursday, police said on Friday, and a wounded suspect was taken into custody. | Video

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Michigan prosecutor charges six in Flint water scandal: report

Six Michigan state employees were charged on Friday in connection with dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Firefighters work to suppress California wildfire near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters worked on Friday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of summer travel season.

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Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race

Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor.

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Court rejects NJ Senator Menendez's bid to end corruption case

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss a corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting his claim that the U.S. Constitution shielded him from prosecution.

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Marine pilot killed in F/A-18 crash in California

WASHINGTON A Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet warplane crashed late on Thursday during a training mission in California, killing the pilot, the Marine Corps said in a statement on Friday.

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Four police officers cleared in North Carolina shooting death

Four North Carolina police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man last year, according to a local prosecutor, a decision that comes amid a U.S. debate over use of excessive force by law enforcement.

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Chelsea Manning faces discipline for prison suicide attempt: lawyers

U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on Thursday.

WikiLeaks 2:44am EDT

U.S. leaders seek unity at vigil for slain Louisiana officers

BATON ROUGE, La. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch called for unity to honor three slain Louisiana police officers, speaking at a memorial service on Thursday in Baton Rouge where they were gunned down this month by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. | Video

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