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Michael Brown Sr. speaks to the media on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, the fifth anniversary of the death of his son, Michael Brown, in front of the justice center in Clayton, Mo.
Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
August 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
By Jim Salter, Associated Press CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, his father is urging the top St. Louis County prosecutor to reopen the investigation into the white police officer who fatally shot the black and unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Springfield police respond to a Walmart in Springfield, Mo., Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2019, after reports of a man with a weapon in the store.
Harrison Keegan/The Springfield News-Leader via AP
August 09, 2019 - 10:41 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Five days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, panicked shoppers fled a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, after a man carrying a rifle and wearing body armor walked around the store before being stopped by an off-duty firefighter. Police on...
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Walmart El Paso Shooting Memorial
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
August 09, 2019 - 10:17 am
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Walmart is taking down displays of violent video games in its stores in the wake of recent shootings. But the company plans to still sell the controversial video games -- and guns. The change in policy does not apply to the sale or display of actual firearms...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at the Fire Department Open House at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C.
Janet S. Carter/Daily Free Press via AP
August 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75. Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear that promotes forest fire prevention. The decision to use the Smokey Bear character happened on Aug...
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Leslie Wexner
Jay Laprete/AP
August 08, 2019 - 11:39 am
By Rob McLean, CNN Business (CNN) — L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner is accusing multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein of misappropriating "vast sums of money" from him and his family, according to a letter to Wexner Foundation members. Wexner told members of his Ohio-based charitable group that he discovered...
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California stabbings
Alex Gallardo/AP
August 08, 2019 - 10:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man "full of anger" stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from the city of Garden Grove robbed...
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Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton.
John Minchillo/AP Photo
August 08, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Matthew Daly and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back...
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced, speaking with reporters in 2018.
Carlos Giusti/AP via CNN
August 07, 2019 - 9:02 pm
By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week. Hours earlier, the highest court declared unconstitutional the governorship of...
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Immigration Food Plant Raids
Rogelio V. Soli/AP
August 07, 2019 - 4:53 pm
MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was...
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