Merrit Kennedy

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Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who was charged with reckless homicide, shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith last summer. It happened after two police officers stopped two men in a car, and the men ran away.

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Botched Choice For Afghan Army Uniforms Wasted Tens Of Millions Of U.S. Dollars

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AU.S. government watchdog says the Defense Department procured uniforms in a camouflage pattern that is far more expensive than other options and likely inappropriate for the landscape in Afghanistan.

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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A top FBI official said the man who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual. Investigators also believe he acted alone.

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Report: More Than 3,000 Killed In Violence In Central Congo

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The violence in the Kasai region erupted last August when the military killed a local chief. The Catholic Church reported the death toll, and the U.N. says the situation there has grown more complex.

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PHOTOS: Trove Of Nazi Artifacts Uncovered In Argentina

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The artifacts will be donated to the Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires following an investigation. It's not clear how the objects ended up in Argentina, though many prominent Nazis fled there.

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Ukrainian President Poroshenko Meets, Briefly, With President Trump

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ukraine is concerned about what the Trump administration's efforts to improve relations with Russia will mean for its relations with Washington. Poroshenko wanted to meet with Trump before Putin did.

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Supreme Court Rules Former Detainees Cannot Sue Bush Administration Officials

Monday, June 19, 2017

The six men, all of Arab or South Asian descent, were in the U.S. illegally when they were detained. They say they were held under harsh conditions after the September 11 attacks.

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Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

Monday, June 19, 2017

The 22-year-old student, who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, died Monday. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Monday, June 19, 2017

It offers the court a chance to formally determine a metric on what constitutes unlawful gerrymandering, which could have major implications for the way voting districts are drawn in other states.

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London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

Friday, June 16, 2017

The number is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims, an operation that could take weeks. British authorities are launching a criminal investigation.

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Hundreds Protest After Minnesota Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Death

Friday, June 16, 2017

After five days of deliberations, a jury found a Minnesota police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop last July.

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Blimp Goes Down At U.S. Open; Pilot Injured

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin described the pilot's injuries as "serious." It said the pilot was the only person on board. Videos show the blimp hurtling to the Earth.

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18 Face Charges Over Attack Near Turkish Ambassador's Residence In D.C.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Video of Turkish security personnel appearing to attack demonstrators in Washington sparked outrage last month. The Metropolitan Police Department says four people have been arrested.

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Judge Delivers Blow To Trump Administration In Dakota Access Fight

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The federal judge found the Trump administration failed to follow environmental procedures. While the ruling doesn't order a halt to pipeline operations, it does open the door to that possibility.

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Gray Seals, Once Hunted, Are Thriving In New England

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Massachusetts once offered a bounty for gray seals. After conservation efforts, the New England population bounced back, and Google Earth images show more seals than scientists had previously counted.

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Australia Reaches $53 Million Settlement With Refugee Detainees

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's one of the largest human rights class-action settlements in Australian history. The Manus Island camp, an all-male facility, has for years been blasted by rights groups for its conditions.

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Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Set U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It's not immediately clear how the decision will impact force levels. Defense Secretary Mattis was blunt when he spoke to Congress Tuesday: "We are not winning in Afghanistan right now."

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Panama Cuts Ties With Taiwan, Opts To Support China Instead

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Panama has officially established diplomatic relations with China and will exchange ambassadors. The shift is a major win for China as it seeks to isolate Taiwan.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick Announces Leave Of Absence; Company Adopts Harassment Policies

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick says, "If we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0," as he takes time to grieve his mother's death.

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Earthquake Kills Woman, Damages Buildings On Greek Island

Monday, June 12, 2017

The mayor said the island looked like it was "flattened by bombs." The magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Monday afternoon off the coast of Lesbos in the Mediterranean Sea.

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