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Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop; suspect at large

A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police were alerted about 9:18 p.m. Saturday that an officer had been shot multiple times. Armstrong said the officer was transported in critical condition...

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Fourth person dies from Legionnaires' disease in New York

Legionnaires' disease has claimed the life of a fourth person, New York City health officials said Saturday. A third fatality had been reported only the day before.

The New York Department of Health said there had been 65 cases of Legionnaires' disease since July 10. Fifty-five people have been hospitalized, with 20 treated and discharged.

Legionnaires' disease, a common strain of pneumonia, is caused...

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U.S., Pacific Rim trade talks fail over dairy, sugar

Top trade officials for the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries on Friday failed to conclude a major free-trade agreement -- a setback for President Obama and his bid to clinch a deal that has been marked by repeated challenges at home and abroad.

Expectations were high that this week's meetings in Hawaii would yield a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been years in...

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Revised U.S. history curriculum addresses criticism, but conservatives still object

Last year, critics decried the new Advanced Placement U.S. history curriculum, saying it promoted anti-American perspectives.

This year, people on social media are up in arms about additional changes, saying the designers of the course gave in to revisionist history.

In truth, history teachers and professors said, the College Board has managed to walk a fine line in the changes it announced Thursday...

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South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak: Contaminated cooling towers found

City officials have identified contaminated water in two building cooling towers that may be connected to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that has sickened 46 people in the South Bronx, two of them fatally.

The city is “aggressively investigating” the outbreak and is testing water from 20 such cooling towers that sit on top of buildings and serve as ventilation for air conditioning systems,...

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Cincinnati body-cam images made us players in a video game

Imagine this video game scenario: You’re a white police officer in Cincinnati, and you’ve just made a traffic stop. There’s a black man named Samuel DuBose in the car, and you are talking to him through his open window. Both of you are speaking calmly. You try to open the door, but he holds it shut.

You pull out your gun and shoot him in the head.

Over the past two years, the world has seen a sudden...

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