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Jason Van Dyke
Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
January 18, 2019 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that was centered on a graphic dashcam video and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence."...
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Win McNamee/Getty Images
January 18, 2019 - 8:07 pm
By Katelyn Polantz and Caroline Kelly, CNN (CNN) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as "not accurate" Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which...
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Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and advocate, swims with a large great white shark off the shore of Oahu.
Juan Oliphant via AP
January 18, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark...
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Stock market
Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
January 18, 2019 - 12:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now approaching the one-month mark, experts can point to the impact it is having on the economy. When people don't have money, they tend not to spend. Mark Stehr, associate professor of economics at Drexel University, says that has an...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
By Grace Segers, CBS News Digital (CBS News) — The Office of Management and Budget is shutting down all congressional travel using government aircraft until the government reopens, the day after President Trump revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was leading a co-delegation (codel) to Brussels...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014
Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File
January 18, 2019 - 11:29 am
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. ___ By Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured...
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From left: President Donald Trump; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Evan Vucci, Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
January 18, 2019 - 10:33 am
By Catherine Lucey, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal...
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A series of storms moving across the country will bring significant snow to the north and heavy rains to the south Friday and into the weekend.
CNN
January 18, 2019 - 9:06 am
By Judson Jones, CNN (CNN) -- A series of storms moving across the country will bring significant snow and ice to the north and heavy rains to the south Friday and into the weekend. Roughly 100 million people are under some form of a winter storm watch, warning or advisory across the United States...
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Syria
Dreamstime
January 18, 2019 - 8:19 am
By Barbara Starr and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN (CNN) -- The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans killed in Syria on Wednesday. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of...
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Sandra Gonzalez, left, mother of slain 14-year-old boy shot by Tempe Police, joins protesters in front of police headquarters Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.
Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo
January 18, 2019 - 8:05 am
By Anita Snow, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what...
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