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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.... 5/4/2015 1:59 AM

State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera - a video that state police have steadfastly refused to release.... 5/3/2015 3:42 PM

Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.... 5/3/2015 3:04 PM

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.... 5/3/2015 3:51 PM

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.... 5/3/2015 5:14 PM

Officer: Shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- A provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.... 5/4/2015 1:51 AM

Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) -- The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.... 5/4/2015 1:27 AM

NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head.... 5/3/2015 11:57 PM

Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event
DETROIT (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.... 5/4/2015 1:55 AM

Google embeds engineers as professors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.... 5/3/2015 5:25 PM



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