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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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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Members of the Louisville SWAT team prepare to enter Fern Creek High School to do a sweep Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday…

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Students put their hands on their heads as they are lead out of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 after a shooting. Officials said a student was injured and one person was being sought in connection with the incident. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback)

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Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

Police: Juvenile arrested in shooting of student

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.

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1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said.

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Two groups bound by a history of violence and trauma — on distant battlefields, nearby street corners or both.

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fer…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meeting…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo, Anderson Chaves poses for a portrait near his boyhood neighborhood in Cicero, Ill. Anderson, 17, saw his first dead body, a gang shooting victim, when he was just six. "I always felt like deep inside there was something better out there for me, but I felt like i…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Angel Herrera poses for portrait on a Chicago Transit Authority train station near his boyhood home in Chicago. Herrera, who served in Iraq, said he was forced to confront the wrong-headed decisions he’d made as a teen where he used drugs, hung out with and adm…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 6, 2014, photo, Jorge Maya poses for a portrait with a hand print tattoo of one of his two daughters on his forearm in Chicago. As a soldier, Maya fought the enemy from the hills of Kunduz Province of Afganistan. As a teen, he waged a different kind of battle in his neighborhoo…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait under a painting on the side of a building across the street from his office in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meeting when …

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Angel Herrera poses for portrait on a Chicago Transit Authority train platform near his boyhood home in Chicago. Herrera, who served in Iraq, said he was forced to confront the wrong-headed decisions he’d made as a teen where he used drugs, hung out with and ad…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo, Anderson Chaves poses for a portrait near his boyhood neighborhood in Cicero, Ill. Anderson, 17, saw his first dead body, a gang shooting victim, when he was just six. "I always felt like deep inside there was something better out there for me, but I felt like i…

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22 police held following southern Mexico violence

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Authorities in Mexico say 22 local police have been arrested following the deaths of six people in Guerrero state.

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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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Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Teen was accused of carjacking and kidnapping. 

August 18, 2014 5:30 pm

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