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Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

 

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) — It didn't take long for prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial to convey the sense of fear, pain and grief caused by the 2013 attack. They let victims do it for them.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Kerry in Saudi Arabia to talk Iran, Yemen instability

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and explore ways to calm instability in Yemen and other troubled nations in the Middle East.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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