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Inner-city Baltimore on edge after suspect suffers fatal spine injury while in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened....

Update on tensions between police, communities: Michigan officer arrested, Baltimore protests
Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects - lethal or otherwise - are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments....

Campaigning Clinton defends family foundation from Republican charges of foreign favoritism
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest....

Some Muslims, activists cast suspicious eye on federal effort to stem homegrown radicalization
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism....

Questions, answers about the US anti-radicalization effort called Countering Violent Extremism
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:...

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State group
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred....

Tulsa sheriff, lawyer for slain man's family disagree on whether 73-year-old deputy qualified
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday....

Questions, answers about rare occurrences of officers who shoot handguns instead of stun guns
Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."...

South Carolina newspaper's domestic violence series wins Pulitzer; NY Times wins 3, LA Times 2
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why....

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns whose bodies were found in garage
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer....

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Inner-city Baltimore on edge after suspect suffers fatal spine injury while in police custody


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