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Life support ending for 'brain dead' school shooting victim
A teenage girl was brain dead days after being shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school and was to be removed from life support, her mother said Thursday....

Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"...

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital
MIAMI (AP) -- A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital....

Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook's core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests....

Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida rallying cry
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history....

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday....

Judge blocks Trump lawyers in Trump-Panama hotel dispute
NEW YORK (AP) -- The owners of a formerly Trump-branded hotel in Panama scored a victory over the U.S. president's companies Thursday when a New York judge blocked a Trump firm from pursuing arbitration claims aimed at restoring their control over the luxury hotel....

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers....

California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state was on its last gasp....

Before big break in case, Austin bombs frustrated police
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up....

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