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Rally seeks justice for black man shot by police in backyard

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds at a rally Saturday, urging California's capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento officers.<p>Clark's fiancee, Salena Manni, …

Law Enforcement

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

The Latest: 40-year commitment for girl in Slender Man case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for one of two Wisconsin girls who stabbed a classmate to win favor with fictional horror character Slender Man (all times local):<p>3:55 p.m.<p>A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin girl to the maximum 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a …

Crime

Republicans Shouldn’t Assume Roy Moore Was An Outlier

Alabama is more evidence that the GOP needs to be worried about 2018.<p>I’ve been covering American elections at FiveThirtyEight for almost 10 years. …

Republicans

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative …

Philippines President Duterte asks Russia for loan to buy weapons, snubbing U.S.

Facing an Islamic militant revolt in the Mindanao city of Marawi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for a loan to buy guns during a meeting on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Star.<p>The move could be another indication of the deteriorating relationship …

New Trump travel ban order nearing completion

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration is planning to roll out as early as this week a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will "protect our people" while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version.<p>Sources said the new order will clarify …

Immigration

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch calls Trump's tweets 'disheartening'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that President Donald Trump's tweets about the judiciary are "demoralizing" and "disheartening."<p>In a meeting with Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gorsuch, who's largely been silent since Trump …

Donald Trump

House Science Panel to Hold Hearing on "Making the EPA Great Again"

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing next week on “Making the Environmental Protection Agency Great …

Victorian Era

EPA's bee decisions are sweet for growers, but they sting environmentalists

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency backed away from tough restrictions on how pesticides can be used while honeybees are pollinating crops, and it declared that three of the pesticides most closely associated with bee deaths are safe in most applications.<p>The assessments, released late …

Environmentalism

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …