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Patrick Zamarripa of the Dallas Police Department will be the final officer laid to rest this week. Funerals for three of the five Dallas officers killed in last week's deadly attack took place on Wednesday, but the community will continue to mourn as services continue tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.
  • Baltimore Police Lieutenant Rice Acquitted in Freddie Gray case

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    Rice, 42, is the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray's death from a broken neck suffered in a police transport van. He elected a bench trial, and Circuit Judge Barry Williams decided his fate instead of a jury. Even though it was the judge's third consecutive acquittal in the case, prosecutors seem to be willing to try the remaining three cases amid mounting pressure to call it quits.
  • SC delegates not interested in Melania Trump plagiarism flap

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    Corey Lewandowski , who was sacked as Mr Trump's campaign manager last month, told CNN whoever wrote and signed off on the speech should be held accountable. Katrina laughed that the word plagiarism was being thrown around, reiterating, "Plagiarism is when you outright copy someone else's work, these were Republican values".
  • Kansas delegates see Trump's VP helping with GOP skeptics

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    The 2016 Republican National Convention will take place July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Tebow would be one of the featured speakers at the RNC, based on a list obtained from two sources. Ted Cruz, Eileen Collins , a pioneering woman astronaut, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi , who was thrust into the national spotlight following the Orlando terror attacks.
  • Ambush of Officers in Baton Rouge an 'Attack on Fabric of Society'

    Ambush of Officers in Baton Rouge an 'Attack on Fabric of Society'

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    Baton Rouge is where police on July 5 fatally shot Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man outside a convenience store. Sterling was buried just last Friday. "The city MUST and WILL get better", he wrote in a post dated July 8. "I know that you take each of these tragedies personally, and that each is as devastating as a loss in the family", Obama said in the letter.
  • Funerals and Memorials for Fallen Officers This Week

    Funerals and Memorials for Fallen Officers This Week

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    Also killed in the ambush were Dallas police officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol and Michael Smith, along with DART officer Brent Thompson. The services today were organised for Senior Cpl. "You know your hate made us stronger", she said, speaking of Johnson. The five officers were killed by a former US Army Reserve soldier who told police that he was angry about police killings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier that week and wanted to "kill white people", ...
  • RNC 2016: Inside Alaska's Decision to Appeal Its Vote

    RNC 2016: Inside Alaska's Decision to Appeal Its Vote

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    He said she has "selfish, bad judgement" and was to blame for various foreign policy problems in Libya, Syria and elsewhere. "What she did was use words that are common words". Obama delivered. Robert Rutledge, an astrophysicist at McGill University in Montreal, looked at 14 similarities between Melania Trump's and Michelle Obama's speeches and ran the numbers on the chances they were coincidental.
  • Republicans are Bailing on GOP Convention

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    Absent from a list obtained Thursday by The Associated Press are Trump friends from professional sports such as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady or the celebrities that the NY billionaire's team long suggested would help make this convention unlike any other.
  • Melania Trump's Special Role -- And That Of Political Advisors

    Melania Trump's Special Role -- And That Of Political Advisors

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    Melania Trump's big night at the Republican National Convention failed to draw bumper television audiences despite networks boosting their coverage of the gathering and husband Donald Trump promising a "showbiz" feel to the week. My grandmother, a Lebanese war orphan who was saved by the American Red Cross after World War I, would have whole-heartedly echoed Melania Trump's sentiments.
  • Another case of Zika virus confirmed in North Dakota

    Another case of Zika virus confirmed in North Dakota

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    The virus can be transmitted through sex, as well as by mosquitoes, but the release did not mention that as a possible mode of transmission. For more information about Zika, current cases in North Dakota, and information about prevention, click on the links attached to this story.
  • Trump, Pence Face Questions Over Divergent Stand on Issues

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    Mike Pence, making his first appearance in Cleveland since being named Donald Trump's running mate, tried to reassure Republicans nervous about the celebrity businessman's conservative credentials by vouching for his character and comparing him to Ronald Reagan.
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff for Baton Rouge police officers

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    The gunman got back in his vehicle and drove behind a series of buildings before stopping to shoot other officers. Police said they believe that Long, armed with two rifles and a pistol, had meant to make his way to the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department a short distance away to take additional lives.
  • Malaysia urges all parties to resolve disputes jointly

    Malaysia urges all parties to resolve disputes jointly

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    China wants to resolve the dispute individually with the five claimants - Philippines , Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei - without allowing a third party like an United Nations tribunal to have a say. made the same assurance. Some were sent through USA embassies overseas and foreign missions in Washington, while others were conveyed directly to top officials by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior officials, the sources said.
  • Turkey fires 24000 teachers, police in coup plotters hunt

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    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday about the air base and its role in the war against Islamic State militants, according to the Pentagon. Some reports indicated the explosion took place in a stat-run TV office building. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee said it has reduced its overnight marginal funding rate from 9 per cent to 8.75 per cent.
  • WWE rumors: Is Finn Balor ready for the main roster?

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    The first episode of SmackDown Live plays host to the 2016 WWE Draft and it should be a pretty exciting night. While excitement is at a fever pitch right now due to the WWE Draft taking place at the first ever SmackDown Live, the hype for tonight just got another big addition.
  • Was Melania Trump's speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama?

    Was Melania Trump's speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama?

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    But in keeping with the Trump campaign's Orwellian relationship to truth and facts, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Trump "hit it out of the park" and "there's no cribbing". " Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them ".
  • Trump can't win the White House, must be defeated: Clinton

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    For years, Smith said , Clinton has been her nemesis and has denied her information about what happened to her son the night of September 11, 2012. The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found 47 percent of NY voters back Clinton, the former secretary of state, with 35 percent supporting Trump, the Manhattan businessman.
  • Both Sides: Honor Dallas officers by honoring Black Lives Matter

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    Clearly, confronting the cops with a hostile attitude hasn't been helping. "So if somebody comes in off the street and makes a complaint against a police officer, they're going to see the same package that I'm going to see". And I would never go to a breast cancer rally and yell out "colon cancer matters.' We know the way Blackness functions in this country is unique and we have to deal with that trauma in a different way.
  • HuffPo: 'All Lives Matter' millennials are "America's race problem"

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    If they are able to gather 100,000 signature in 30 days, the Whie House will review the petition , make sure it gets in front of the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response. Church, spoke to the group about coming together as a community and said that police brutality is not acceptable. Among chants of " Hands up, don't shoot ", "No justice, no peace" and "Guns down, stop the violence" were the names of people lost to violence, locally and nationally, displayed on signs ...
  • Union: Charges should be dropped against police

    Union: Charges should be dropped against police

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    After four days of testimony and essentially the same evidence as previous trials, Lieutenant Brian Rice was found not guilty on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray on Monday morning. Rice's decisions can not be be blamed on poor judgement or error", and that "i$3 t was an intentional act that started a chain leading to the death of Freddie Gray ".
  • Third Officer in Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty on All Charges

    Third Officer in Freddie Gray Case Found Not Guilty on All Charges

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    Like Nero, Rice waved his right to a jury trial, and Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams announced his decision in open court. Rice is the highest-ranking officer of the six charged in the case. The Black Lives Matter movement - which campaigns against police killings of African Americans - disavowed the killing of the officers and said in a statement it stands for "dignity, justice and respect".
  • Speculations Over US Involvement in Turkey Coup Harms Bilateral Relations

    Speculations Over US Involvement in Turkey Coup Harms Bilateral Relations

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    He noted that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which Turkey has been a member of since 1952, "has a requirement with respect to democracy and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will indeed measure very carefully what is happening". It also allows the United States to launch military aircraft from a strategically important airbase in southern Turkey , close to the fight in Iraq and Syria.
  • People gather in downtown Rockford for Black Lives Matter protest

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    The policemen were praised online for carrying out their duties and protecting them from harm, with one Twitter user posting that they should be knighted for their service. Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people .
  • US Presidential elections 2016: Bernie Sanders endorses Hilary Clinton for president

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    With the convention approaching, Sanders said there has been a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party. In the past, they have suggested this could give Sanders more leverage in pushing for more changes in the party platform before it is adopted. The two biggest steps came over the last week, with Clinton's expanded plan for college tuition aid and her updated healthcare plan.
  • GOP Rejects Effort To Soften Platform On Gay Marriage Opposition

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    Both proposed measures are aimed at Trump , who has not released his returns and won many independent votes in the Republican primaries. Even if they lose on thursday, the anti-Trump forces will have one last chance when the rules go before the full convention for approval next week.
  • GOP convention kicks off as nation reels from more violence

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    That is the way we're going to prevent Obamacare [from] becoming Hillarycare. But Manafort cited Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus in arguing that the GOP is "an open-tent party" in which people with different views could come together.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Back on Track Post Failure; Lands Successfully

    SpaceX Falcon 9 Back on Track Post Failure; Lands Successfully

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    This includes a critical docking port that is needed by the USA crew. Meanwhile, after the Progress rocket blasted off from Central Asia, SpaceX engineers have test fired the Falcon 9 rocket that possesses nine Merlin 1D first-stage engines for a short burn to check and confirm engine operations before finally launching on the first hours of Monday.
  • Trump, Pence make debut as Republican ticket

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    Mike Pence gives a speech following Donald Trump formally announcing the IN governor as his running mate. " One of the primary reasons I chose Mike was, I looked at Indiana", Trump said. After announcing that IN was recently recognized by Chief Executive magazine as the number one state IN the USA for business, Trump returned to the topic at hand: Trump.
  • Black Lives Matter: Thousands expected at Melbourne rally

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    Twitter users have praised black policemen for protected and serving citizens - even at a rally of "racist" white protestors. "Every time a black person is killed or there's a so-called terrorist attack, they go into our economic backgrounds, our social media backgrounds and religious background".