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Petito Case Renews Call to Spotlight Missing People of Color

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape near her aunt’s home in Arizona but is running out of money to pay for gas…

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Police: 3 Hurt in Florida Mall Shooting, Suspects in Custody

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news reports said. Live aerial televised news footage showed mall patrons running from the Aventura…

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Gaetz Sex Probe Suddenly Threatens a Speedy Washington Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn’t take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling in conservative circles. Yet barely four years after arriving in Washington as a little-known Republican state legislator from Florida’s Panhandle, the 38-year-old unblushing defender of Donald…

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Mass Shooters Exploited Gun Laws, Loopholes Before Carnage

BOULDER, Co. (AP) — The suspect in the shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket was convicted of assaulting a high school classmate but still got a gun. The man accused of opening fire on three massage businesses in the Atlanta area bought his gun just hours before the attack — no waiting required. They are…

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Attorneys ‘Disgusted’ No Charges Against Indianapolis Cop

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in May by an Indianapolis police officer blasted the investigation on Saturday, saying a more thorough one could have led the grand jury to return a criminal indictment against the officer. The lawyers for Dreasjon Reed’s family maintain…

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Lawyer of Accused Kenosha Shooter Resigns from Defense Fund

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A lawyer representing a 17-year-old charged with shooting three people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has resigned from his position with a defense fund that has raked in more than $700,000 to defend his client and conservative causes. Attorney John Pierce is defending Kyle Rittenhouse against intentional homicide charges for shooting two people…

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Prosecutors Outline Why They Cleared Rick Singh of All Criminal Charges

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Prosecutors from the 7th Judicial Circuit Court cleared Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh of 10 criminal charges July 17, 2020 on an intriguing technicality: according to their detailed 10-page report, the witnesses weren’t credible.   Assistant state attorneys Melissa Clark and Andrew Urbanak listed three main witnesses in the…

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