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Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped all the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. While the four trials so far returned no convictions, the three more scheduled trials have now also been dropped.
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How Does A City Compensate The Wrongly Imprisoned — And Tortured?

The city of Chicago is trying to make amends with men who were tortured into confessions by Chicago police officers. The city is doing it, in part, with payments. And that has led to a big question: How much money is enough to make up for what the torture victims lost?
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Can Russia And The U.S. Really Work Together In Syria?

Some national security leaders are skeptical about Washington's attempted overtures to Moscow to establish better coordination in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria.
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Protests Galore In The Streets Of Philly: Here's What They're All About

Thousands of protesters have descended on Philadelphia this week for demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention. Here's a glimpse of the wide array of causes they're backing.
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Visitors To A Shrinking Alaskan Glacier Get A Lesson On Climate Change

On a busy day, thousands of tourists visit the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service wants those people to take in the dramatic views but also consider why the glacier is receding.
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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.
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Failed Assassins: Would-be Presidential Shooters In History

John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.
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'Nose-y' Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.
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Trump Calls On Russia To Hack Into Clinton's Emails

A presidential candidate urging such a foreign breach is an unprecedented move. Clinton's campaign said it was a call for "espionage against his political opponent."
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Tortoise Wins Again: Slow And Steady Pace Outruns L.A. Fire

An animal control agency got a call from the sheriff's department about "a tortoise that was running down the street, and away from the fire zone."

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