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Stephon Clark, 22, is visible on the ground after two police officers (L) shot him, in this still image captured from police aerial video footage released by Sacramento Police Department, California, U.S., on March 21, 2018.   Courtesy Sacramento Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

Did police tell an unarmed black man who they were before shooting him to death in a dark backyard in Sacramento, California? That question is forcing an examination of policies dictating when and how police identify themselves while encountering suspects.

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as he departs for Palm Beach, Florida, from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., March 23, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.

U.S.2 hours ago

Stephon Clark, 22, is visible on the ground after two police officers (L) shot him, in this still image captured from police aerial video footage released by Sacramento Police Department, California, U.S., on March 21, 2018.   Courtesy Sacramento Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police officers in the backyard of his grandparents' house in Sacramento, California, disputes the police account that he had earlier been breaking windows, the family's attorney said on Friday.

Politics6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General 2018 Winter Meeting in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2018.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

The Justice Department is proposing rule changes that will effectively ban bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday.

U.S.9 hours ago

Maddie Gaffrey, a 17-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is holding a picture of her friend Luke Hoyer who was killed in the shooting, in Parkland, Florida, U.S., in this still image from video on March 18, 2018. Picture taken on March 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Jillian Kitchener

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Madeline Gaffney, Diego Pfeiffer and Kayla Sanseverino were normal teens focused on homework and college applications before last month's mass shooting catapulted them into the U.S. debate on gun rights.

U.S.8 hours ago

U.S. Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) speaks during a town hall meeting at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., February 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Darryl Smith

A Virginia man was arrested on Friday, after a discussion about marijuana policy in the district office of U.S. Representative Scott Taylor devolved into violent threats, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on "combatting the opioid crisis" in a speech at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.

Business News5 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump points to Congress' $1.3 trillion spending bill during a signing ceremony in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. U.S., March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Protestors rally outside the Capitol urging Florida lawmakers to reform gun laws, in the wake of last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S., February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Colin Hackley/File Photo

Oprah Winfrey calls them "warriors of the light," actor Bill Murray says the young Florida gun control campaigners remind him of the students who rallied to end the Vietnam War, and George Clooney has donated $500,000 to their cause.

U.S.4 hours ago

Amy Marie Sharp poses for a selfie, with her son Sterling, daughter Adriana and husband Kevin, in this picture uploaded to Facebook on August 22, 2015. Amy Sharp via REUTERS

An Iowa family of four on vacation in Mexican seaside resort was found dead inside a condominium, but foul play was not suspected, authorities and a family member said on Friday.

Business News2 hours ago

The flags of the U.S. and Puerto Rico fly outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto Rico May 4, 2017. REUTERS/ Alvin Baez

Puerto Rico's federally appointed Financial Oversight and Management Board said on Friday it would postpone certification of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's fiscal plan and announce a new certification date soon.

U.S.3 hours ago

The FBI confirmed Friday that a car that breached the main gate to Travis Air Force Base in northern California and burst into flames earlier this week was carrying a cargo of propane tanks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

A minivan that burst into flames as it breached the main gate of Travis Air Force Base in northern California earlier this week was carrying several propane tanks and gasoline cans that the driver apparently ignited himself, law enforcement officials said on Friday.

Cyber Risk4 hours ago

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference with other law enforcement officials at the Justice Department to announce nine Iranians charged with conducting massive cyber theft campaign, in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The United States on Friday charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran's government.

Technology News5 hours ago

An Atlanta cyberattack has caused widespread city-run program outages and raised fears about the security of financial and personal data belonging to government workers, residents and others who have used online services provided by Georgia's capital city, officials said on Friday.

Environment7 hours ago

Advocates who have been pushing for renewal of the U.S. federal flood insurance programs in the wake of last year's devastating hurricanes and floods praised Congress for extending the program through July 31.

U.S.10 hours ago

A former student who was stabbed by a classmate can sue the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for failing to protect her from the assailant who had been treated for mental illness and barred from campus housing because of a prior physical altercation, California's top court ruled on Thursday.

U.S.10 hours ago

The site of a five-alarm fire in Harlem where a New York City firefighter died in the basement of 773 St. Nicholas Avenue, which according to local media reports was being used as a filming location for a movie directed by Edward Norton, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A New York City firefighter was killed and five others including two firefighters were injured in a blaze in a historic building where a movie starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin was being filmed, local media reported and officials said early on Friday.

Business News11 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said there would be a 1 p.m. news conference at the White House on Congress' massive $1.3 trillion spending bill, after earlier threatening to veto the measure.

U.S.11 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a forum called Generation Next at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

(In this March 22 story, corrects paragraph 16 to say McDougal said she broke up with Trump in April 2007 not 2017.)

U.S.11 hours ago

A 16-year-old girl shot in the head by a fellow student at a Maryland high school has died, raising the death toll from the latest U.S. school shooting to two, including the shooter, authorities said on Friday.

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