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Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but…

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Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

Mexico's probe of army slayings raises doubts

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon in Mexico state, Mexico. Three soldiers have be…

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

FILE — In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Richard Martinez, right, whose son, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was killed in a shooting spree in Isle Vista last May, hugs State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, as Bob Weiss, whose daughter Veronika, whose daughter was also killed i…

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New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

New Calif. law lets family seek gun removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

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Kathleen Parker: Dems' double standards on women's issues

Kathleen Parker: Dems' double standards on women's issues

This Democrat's disrepect is at least as offensive as Limbaugh's name-calling.

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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain near government headquarters in Hong Kong, demanding that the former British colony’s top leader meet with them and threatening wider actions if he does not.

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Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

WASHINGTON — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists.

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UN calls for probe in Mexico army slaying of 22

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. special rapporteur for human rights called Monday for the Mexican government to conduct a thorough probe of an army killing of 22 suspected gang members as a possible case of "summary executions."

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Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday. Pro-democracy protests there have presented the Chinese government with a major political dilemma. 

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Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

Police ease tactics in Hong Kong protest standoff

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled police defended their use of tear gas, but softened their tactics Monday after forceful attempts to quell pro-democracy protests drew tens of thousands more people into the streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.

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China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests

BEIJING — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China’s Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.

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Holder's civil rights achievements

Holder's civil rights achievements

WASHINGTON — On Thursday the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner joined with the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network, the National Bar Association, and the Black Women's Roundtable to call for a full federal investigation in the police killings of the two young men.

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Bear Bryant and Joe Namath made the Tide roll

“Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath & Dixie’s Last Quarter”

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