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North Carolina man admits murdering Muslims, gets life in prison

12 Jun 2019

A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Wednesday to the murders of three young Muslims in a 2015 case that drew the condemnation of then-President Barack Obama.

Racism allegations lead U.S. smoothie chain to require staff training

04 Jun 2019

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Officials seeking motive for Virginia rampage say shooter was not facing discipline

02 Jun 2019

Officials trying to learn what prompted a city engineer to kill 12 people in Virginia Beach before he was shot dead by police said on Sunday investigators were examining employment-related issues but stressed that the suspect was not being disciplined. | Video

U.S. Congressman Nadler becomes woozy at briefing, says he feels better

24 May 2019

NEW YORK U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler became woozy and appeared almost to faint during a press briefing on Friday with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the congressman said soon after that he had been dehydrated and was now feeling better.

Nickel-and-dime debts prompt food fight over Rhode Island school lunches

09 May 2019

A move by a Rhode Island school district to collect overdue lunch money that often amounted to nickels and dimes erupted into a food fight with irate parents this week, and had administrators walking back their get-tough policy.

Minneapolis to pay police shooting victim's family $20 million

04 May 2019

Minneapolis city officials on Friday announced a $20 million settlement with the family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2017, just days after the officer was convicted of crimes associated with the killing. | Video

Trucker arrested in fiery Colorado pileup that killed four

26 Apr 2019

Police in Colorado have arrested a Texas truck driver on suspicion of vehicular homicide on Friday after they said he triggered a fiery multi-vehicle crash that killed at least four motorists on a busy interstate highway near Denver. | Video

Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

17 Apr 2019

The worldwide resolve to restore France's fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral provided an unexpected boost on Tuesday to a more modest campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches in Louisiana that were torched in recent weeks.

Son of sheriff's deputy charged with burning three Louisiana black churches

11 Apr 2019

The son of a sheriff's deputy was charged with burning down three predominately black churches in southern Louisiana over the past two weeks, officials said on Thursday, saying they acted quickly out of concern he would strike again. | Video

North Carolina gas blast kills at least one, injures 17

10 Apr 2019

A fiery gas explosion triggered by a construction worker in Durham, North Carolina, leveled a building on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 17, authorities said.

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