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Calif. Authorities To Utilize New Law Aimed At Preventing Mass Shootings

Advocates hope gun violence restraining orders will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Critics say the new law, that takes effect in January, is ripe for abuse.
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State Of Emergency Declared In Missouri After Widespread Flooding

Over the weekend, torrential rains brought widespread flooding throughout Missouri that led to at least eight deaths. Flooding is expected to continue throughout the week.
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Do You Speak Health Insurance? It's Not Easy

Even savvy consumers stumble over the meaning of coinsurance and other jargon. The misunderstandings can be costly, especially when picking a health plan.
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Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

One consequence of improved relations is that Cubans believe it will soon be harder to immigrate to the U.S. This year has seen the largest influx of Cubans in more than two decades.
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Repeat Violators Of Health Privacy Laws Often Go Unpunished

Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, and sanctions are rarely imposed.
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Activist Says Tamir Rice Grand Jury Decision 'Devastating' For Family

Audie Cornish speaks with Black Lives Matter activist Elle Hearns, after a grand jury declined to indict the two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
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Must-Read Reactions To Grand Jury Decision in Tamir Rice Case

A grand jury declined to indict Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014. Tamir had been in a park in Cleveland, playing with a borrowed air gun.
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Furor Over Police Shootings In Chicago Continues

Today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced police department reforms in the aftermath of the deaths of two people shot by police just a few hours after Christmas.
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After A Wild Weekend, More Severe Weather Hits Parts Of U.S.

Christmas-weekend tornadoes in Texas and Florida, deadly flooding in Missouri and heavy snow in the Great Lakes — a wild weekend of weather in the Southwest has spread north and east.
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No Indictment For Police Officers In Tamir Rice Shooting

A grand jury in Cleveland today declined to charge two police officers in the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Audie Cornish talks with reporter Nick Castele of WCPN.

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