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Illinois Gunman Opened Fire When He Learned He Would Lose His Job, Police Say

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Police officers respond to a shooting in Aurora, Ill., Friday afternoon. A gunman killed five people, then wounded five police officers in a firefight.

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Actor Bruno Ganz, By Turns An Angel And A Tyrant, Dies At 77

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Bruno Ganz said of his signature role as an angel in Wings of Desire, “In some way I became an angel, and who except me has experienced that in his lifetime?”

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Cuts Payouts By As Much As 70 Percent

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Firefighters work at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center attacks, on Sept. 11, 2001.

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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday that it was implementing new guidelines to identify minors in spousal and fiancée visas.

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Tribune Publishing Recognizes ‘Hartford Courant’ Newsroom Union

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Tribune Publishing has agreed to recognize a new union representing journalists at the Hartford Courant in Connecticut’s capital.

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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

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An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles.

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Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

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During the State of the Union speech this month, President Trump reiterated his call for funding of a wall to block unauthorized migration along the southern border.

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Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

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Dramatic decreases in deaths from lung cancer among African-Americans were particularly notable, according to the American Cancer Society.

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New Orleans Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Race-Motivated Post-Katrina Shooting

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A New Orleans man who shot three young African-American men while shouting racial slurs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison.

Roland Bourgeois Jr., 55, who is white, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release on charges that he had racially targeted the men who were attempting to evacuate from the hurricane zone in 2005.

“Today’s sentencing brings closure to this race-motivated shooting that occurred over 13 years ago, in the wake ...

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Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

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Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court on June 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C. A judge said Wednesday he intentionally lied to the special counsel’s office.

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When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

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In 2011, a 17-year-old named Mishka told readers of his Facebook post that his Salem, Ore., high school was “asking for a f***ing shooting.” That post and other furious outbursts triggered a quick, but deep evaluation by the school district’s threat assessment unit.

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Military Families In Privatized Housing ‘Afraid To Come Forward,’ Survey Says

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Swab tests at a military residence in Fort Benning, Ga., reveal the presence of lead.

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