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Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI efforts to infiltrate defense teams will top the agenda when a U.S. military court hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks starts on Monday, the first such proceeding since a Senate report on CIA torture was released last week.
Connecticut town marks second anniversary of school massacre
NEWTOWN, Conn. (Reuters) - Residents of Newtown, Connecticut gathered at a somber prayer service on Sunday to remember the 20 young children and six educators killed by a gunman two years ago in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
Cosby praises wife, disparages media in newspaper interview
(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby, besieged by a wave of sexual misconduct allegations, has praised his wife for supporting him and criticized the media for its coverage of a scandal that has already compromised his career.
For police reformers, California city shows a rough road
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - In 2000, police in Oakland, California became a symbol of the worst of American law enforcement after a band of rogue officers known as "The Riders" were accused of beating suspects, planting evidence and falsifying reports.
Ohio police union slams football star for protest of black boy's shooting
(Reuters) - A police union in Ohio criticized football player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a shirt protesting the fatal police shooting in November of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was carrying a pellet gun, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper reported.
Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said.
Oregon police arrest second man believed involved in Portland school shooting
(Reuters) - Police in Oregon have arrested a teen believed to have been involved in a shooting outside an Oregon high school that wounded four people, including three teenagers, officials said on Sunday.
Texas lawmakers put new gun rights laws in their sights
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Several proposed new gun laws await the new Texas legislature when it opens next month, including one to allow open carrying of handguns in public and another providing a sales tax holiday for firearms purchases.
U.S. taxpayers help fund oil-train boom amid safety concerns
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety.
Marchers in Washington, New York, Boston protest against police killings
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington, New York and Boston on Saturday to protest against killings of unarmed black men by police officers.
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