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3 trials, 0 convictions in fatal police shootings
All three cases started with a traffic stop. ... More >>

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions
Police-involved shootings and controversy over use of deadly force against people of color has returned to the spotlight through a new round of trials. ... More >>

Opinion: 4-year-old gives her mom 'The Talk'
A four-year-old girl was left to protect her mother in the only way she knew how: by telling her mom to be just a little more perfect, a survival tactic many black parents have felt forced to teach their children in an America in which dark skin is still too frequently seen as threatening. ... More >>

'Don't ... get shooted,' girl begged mom
Sitting in the back of a police car, Diamond Reynold's four-year-old daughter tried to comfort her mother after Philando Castile's shooting. ... More >>

Family buries man wrongfully ID'd as son
On May 12, Frank Kerrigan buried his son in a plot next to his late wife in California. About two weeks later, Kerrigan heard his dead son's voice. ... More >>

Teen hurt after dropping from ride at Six Flags
A 14-year-old girl was injured when she dropped from a ride Saturday night at a Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York, the sheriff's office said. ... More >>

SpaceX nails 2 rocket launches in 1 weekend
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18 large fires burning in the Southwest
A series of wildfires is blazing across the Southwest as the chance of rain remains low amid a deadly heatwave. ... More >>

5 guys, 1 pose, 35 years
Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years. ... More >>

Takata, hit by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy
The company at the heart of one of the worst auto safety scandals in history has filed for bankruptcy. ... More >>

ACLU argues that deporting 1,400 Iraqis would risk lives
The American Civil Liberties Union has expanded a petition to prevent the deportation of Iraqis in Michigan and Northern Ohio into a nationwide class action covering more than 1,400 Iraqis facing removal orders. ... More >>

Chelsea Manning participates in NYC Pride
Chelsea Manning, the former US Army intelligence analyst who spent time in prison for sharing classified documents, participated in her first Pride event since her early release in May. ... More >>

Transgender firefighter marches as grand marshal
When Brooke Guinan joined the New York City Fire Department in 2008 she publicly presented herself as a man. She had no idea that on Sunday she'd be one of the NYC Pride Parade's grand marshals while identifying as a transgender woman. ... More >>

At Pride celebrations, protesters chant 'No Justice, No Pride'
At Pride celebrations across the United States on Sunday, a protest movement that aims to draw attention to the struggles of marginalized people within the LGBTQ community made itself heard. ... More >>

Meet Martha, the world's ugliest dog
There are countless varieties of frightful floofs out there, and in a legendary battle to find the most unsightly oddball of all, one rose above the rest to be crowned World's Ugliest Dog. ... More >>

BYU changes policy for handling sex assaults
Brigham Young University is changing school policy so that students who report being victims or witnesses to sexual assault will not be punished for related honor code violations, such as drinking or using drugs. ... More >>

Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado
Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday. ... More >>

USAF Thunderbird jet flips over on landing
An F-16D used by the famous Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team on Friday ran off the runway and overturned while preparing for an Ohio air show, sending two airmen to the hospital. ... More >>

President, VP attend treasury secretary's wedding
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton on Saturday evening. ... More >>

Koch brothers' network critical of healthcare bill
As growing opposition imperiled passage of the Senate version of the healthcare bill, leaders of the conservative Koch network voiced sharp criticism of the legislation at their donor retreat here -- stating that the bill needed dramatic changes before they would support it. ... More >>

Trump: Obama knew Russia was meddling and did nothing
A former Obama official said the previous administration "sort of choked" in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday. ... More >>

Getting deported was the best thing that ever happened to me
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Judge: Ivanka Trump must respond in shoe lawsuit
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Google will no longer read your emails
A major change is coming to Gmail. Google will no longer scan the contents of your emails to serve up personalized ads. ... More >>

Man gets caught riding with plastic dummy in the HOV lane
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Woman contracts legionnaires on vacation
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Man stabbed to death during break-in
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Man sues hospital for amputating his hand
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Man accused in fatal drunk-driving crash
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