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11 shot, including 3-year-old boy, as Chicago gun violence worsens

Chicago is grappling with a crime paradox this summer: Even as overall crime including homicide drops, the rate of shooting incidents isn't slowing down and threatens to surpass previous years.<p>The city's violent summer continued Friday with at least 11 shootings, including one that left a …

Unfamiliar Territory: Inside Ferguson's Patchwork Police Force

FERGUSON, Missouri — If there is one iconic image out of Ferguson, it is that of tear-gas wielding officers in helmets standing face-to-face with …

Protests muted in Ferguson as National Guard withdraws

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away the shooting was justified.<p>No arrests were …

Hamas admits its men abducted Israeli teens, says its leaders didn't know

A Hamas official admitted Friday that militants from his group abducted three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June, but the official said the kidnappers did not tell their leaders about the action.<p>The three teens were later found dead. Since then, violence has flared in the region.<p>Saleh Aruri, a …