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Brendan O'Brien

Hundreds gather for vigil in Memphis neighborhood where man was shot

Jun 14 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Some 300 people gathered on Friday evening for a candle-light vigil in the Memphis neighborhood where a young black man was shot dead by federal authorities as residents remained on edge following violent demonstrations earlier this week.

Calm prevails in Memphis neighborhood two days after fatal shooting, amid police patrols

Jun 14 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Police helicopters and squad cars patrolled the Memphis neighborhood overnight into Friday morning where a young black man was fatally shot by federal agents, with residents appearing to heed calls for calm a day after sometimes violent street demonstrations.

Police say black man killed in Memphis was sought in shooting

Jun 14 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. A young black man slain by federal agents as they tried to arrest him in Memphis, touching off violent protests, was wanted in the shooting of a man in Mississippi earlier this month, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. | Video

Defense in China student's beheading in Illinois says he did it

Jun 12 2019

PEORIA, Ill. An Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a graduate student from China two years ago was obsessed with Ted Bundy and other serial killers, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday on the first day of the trial of the sensational case.

Missouri's only abortion clinic to stay open after injunction issued

Jun 10 2019

The only abortion clinic in Missouri can stay open after a St. Louis judge issued a preliminary injunction on Monday saying the state must make an "official" decision on the facility's license before it can be reviewed, a court document showed.

Let the most popular win: Oregon backs change in presidential voting

Jun 06 2019

Lawmakers in Oregon passed legislation on Wednesday to award its seven Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who gets the most votes in the state.

U.S. records 1,000th case of measles, officials blame misinformation for outbreak

Jun 05 2019

The United States has recorded 1,001 measles cases so far this year in the worst outbreak of the highly contagious disease in more than a quarter-century, federal health officials said on Wednesday as they issued a new plea for parents to vaccinate their children.

Judge weighs fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic after court hearing

Jun 05 2019

A St. Louis judge said on Tuesday he will work quickly to decide whether Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open after a hearing on a lawsuit aimed at forcing state health officials to renew the facility's license to perform the procedure. | Video

Former officer charged for not responding to Florida school shooting

Jun 04 2019

A former Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested on Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from his lack of response in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, the county sheriff said. | Video

Man sentenced to 19 years in prison for tossing boy off Minnesota mall balcony

Jun 04 2019

A man who admitted hurling a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota’s Mall of America was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Monday. | Video

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