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Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile to be Paid $48,500 as He Leaves Department

The Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile will receive $48,500 as he leaves the suburban department that employed him at the time of the killing, according to a separation agreement announced Monday. (more…)

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Black Off-Duty St. Louis Policeman Shot by Another Officer While Trying to Help Stop Crime

A “friendly fire” incident in which an off-duty St. Louis policeman was shot while coming to the aid of fellow officers has taken on racial overtones after an incendiary claim by the injured officer’s attorney: The officer was viewed as a threat because he was black. (more…)

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Michael Brown’s Family Receives $1.5 Million Settlement From City of Ferguson

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. (more…)

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Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt 8 Executions

After a pair of court defeats, the state of Arkansas was forced late Monday to abandon its plan to carry out its first execution in more than a decade. The canceled execution of a condemned prisoner here was a significant setback for the state, which had sought to put eight

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By Confirming Neil Gorsuch, Trump and Republicans Hold On to Conservative Majority in Supreme Court

It's as if Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia never left — for now. (more…)

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