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Defense to begin case in Colorado theater shooting trial

Defense to begin case in Colorado theater shooting trial

June 25th, 2015 11:30 am by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begin presenting their case Thursday by trying to show he was legally insane when he opened fire on a packed movie premiere, killing 12 people and wounding 70.

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Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

June 25th, 2015 10:40 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

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Call grows louder to remove bust of Confederate general

Call grows louder to remove bust of Confederate general

June 25th, 2015 7:45 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The call to remove a bust of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader from the halls of the Tennessee Capitol got louder on Wednesday. However, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says the effort "strikes me as a knee-jerk reaction."

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Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

June 25th, 2015 7:37 am by BONNY GHOSH, Associated Press

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses.

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McAuliffe works toward removing Confederate emblem from plates

McAuliffe works toward removing Confederate emblem from plates

June 24th, 2015 1:49 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said although Virginia doesn't display the Confederate flag on its capitol grounds, "it has been the subject of considerable controversy, and it divides many of our people."

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Snowden papers suggest possible UK role in US drone strike

Snowden papers suggest possible UK role in US drone strike

June 24th, 2015 12:30 pm by Associated Press

Two global newspapers say documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden raise questions about whether British intelligence played a role in a 2012 U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

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3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

June 24th, 2015 11:30 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports the nonprofit organization's executive director Leah Ross made the announcement Tuesday. The Birthplace of Country Music is a music tourism promotional organization.

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Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

June 24th, 2015 10:30 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.

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Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches

Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches

June 24th, 2015 9:47 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Indeed, 20 years ago, a string of churches was burned, mostly in Southern states - a statistic cited by Republican Rep. Henry J. Hyde of Illinois, then chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

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Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

June 24th, 2015 8:35 am by Associated Press

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Grand Canyon, Miami's Little Havana and a former gay nightclub in West Hollywood on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic places.

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