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Biden leads groundbreaking of Kennedy Center expansion

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:47pm
The first major expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is commencing nearly 50 years after construction began on the cultural center, with a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday led by Vice President Joe Biden.
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Eric Garner protests take to streets, social media

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:36pm
While marchers took to the streets to protest the lack of charges against white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men, many more turned to social media to voice their objections to the grand jury decisions from their computers and mobile devices.
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77-year-old Utah man charged for sunbathing nude in his yard

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:13pm
Court records show the $5,000 cash-only warrant was issued Tuesday after Myron Lee Kipp failed to show up at a court hearing in his lewdness case.
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Phoenix police shooting is latest to ignite outcry

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:10pm
The deadly shooting of a black, unarmed drug suspect by a white Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a gun demonstrates the challenges law enforcement agencies face at a time of unrest over police tactics.
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Admiral Condemns Alleged Secret Videotaping of Female Submariners

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:54pm
A Navy admiral said the allegations of a male sailor secretly videotaping female sailors aboard a submarine could erode the trust essential to the entire Navy.
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AP bureau chief who oversaw Latin American news coverage during turbulent times dies at 78

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:45pm
William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has died.
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Flash flooding strands dozens of drivers in California

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:32pm
The dwindling storm brought some relief to the parched state, but a new analysis showed how much more rain and snow is needed to pull it from its historic drought.
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Man gets 110-year term for rape of girl, death of 6-year-old brother who came to her defense

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:30pm
A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.
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White South Carolina cop charged in 2011 shooting of unarmed black man

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:59am
A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 has been charged with murder, and his lawyer says prosecutors took advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment.
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Florida for-profit college accused of using strippers to lure students

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:22am
Prosecutors say a for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money.
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Treasury announces additional $5,000 principal repayment for 1 million homeowners

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:01am
Homeowners whose mortgages were modified to stave off foreclosure could next year receive an additional $5,000 reduction in their loans from the government, the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development departments said Thursday.
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Los Angeles police chief says 3 officers wrong to use deadly force in shooting seen on live TV

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says three officers violated deadly-force rules when they shot an unarmed man on live television last year.
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Gender-bending proposal a threat to Minnesota high school sports, say critics

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:41am
Minnesota's high school athletes could compete as whatever gender they choose under a new policy expected to be adopted today that critics say makes a mockery of traditional sports norms.
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5,000-pound footbridge stolen in suburban Detroit, owner says dad built it decades ago

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:32am
A Michigan man says his family's 5,000-pound footbridge has been stolen from his property in suburban Detroit.
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US Attorney General Holder to announce findings of Cleveland police civil rights investigation

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:18am
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set announce the findings of a Justice Department civil rights investigation of Cleveland's police department.
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Florida college facing fraud lawsuit accused of using strippers to lure male students

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:01am
Prosecutors say a for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money.
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Police in Silicon Valley are clearing out what's likely the largest homeless encampment in US

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:16am
San Jose homelessness response manager Ray Bramson says police and social services in Silicon Valley are starting a massive cleanout of what's likely the nation's largest homeless encampment.
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Teacher orders third-grader to unclog toilet with bare hands

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:06am
A Washington state teacher acknowledged ordering an 8-year-old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands, and the boy’s parents say the educator deserves more than a reprimand.
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