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More than 150 arrested in California during police killing protests
BERKELEY, Calif./NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 150 protesters were arrested in California overnight after shutting down a major freeway in another outbreak of nationwide demonstrations against police use of deadly force on minorities.
New York police shoot, kill man who stabbed person in synagogue
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police shot and killed a man armed with a knife early Tuesday after he stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in the head in a Brooklyn synagogue, police and the synagogue said.
Executions set in Georgia, Missouri for convicted murderers
ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Georgia man due to be executed on Tuesday for the 1995 murder of a sheriff's deputy is mentally disabled and received inadequate representation from a lawyer who drank heavily at the time of his trial, the death row inmate's current attorneys said.
University Of Virginia lays out student safety plan
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The University of Virginia on Monday set out the first steps of a new student safety plan, especially for survivors of sexual assault, days after Rolling Stone magazine backtracked on its story about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity.
Lava flows toward Hawaii village, threatens major intersection
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Slow-moving lava from an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island continued to flow toward a small village, advancing about 250 yards on Monday, and threatened to reach a major traffic intersection before year's end.
Mexican protesters block key U.S. entry points into Mexico
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Mexican demonstrators blocked or slowed traffic near at least four busy entry points along the United States's southern border on Monday to protest against new Mexican fees and rules on imports of used cars from the United States. 
Release of autopsy results in L.A. police shooting could come in next two weeks
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday said he expects the results of an autopsy on an unarmed black man shot by police in August will be released by the end of December, probably in the next week or two.
Portland, Oregon, sues to stop Uber online car service
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Portland sued Uber on Monday to stop the fast-growing ride-hailing service from operating in the Oregon city until it follows local regulations.
State lawmakers launch gun control coalition
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday.
Texas pair arrested for suspected Black Friday murder
DALLAS (Reuters) - Two former employees of an American Eagle Outfitters store in Fort Worth, Texas, beat, strangled and set on fire an assistant store manager to steal thousands of dollars of Black Friday sales, according to police documents released on Monday.
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