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After controversial killings, police departments seek 'less lethal' weapons
Knees bent and elbows locked, Christian Ellis stood in a swirl of gun smoke, clutching the base of a 9-millimeter Glock 17.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:00:00 PST)

Supreme Court appears split in challenge to Affordable Care Act
President Obama’s healthcare law once again stands in legal peril after Supreme Court justices appeared sharply split along ideological lines during oral arguments Wednesday in a case that threatens to end insurance subsidies for more than 7 million Americans.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:49:00 PST)

Tractor trailer carrying gold and silver robbed in North Carolina
Two armed guards had traveled hundreds of miles in a tractor-trailer laden with silver and gold when they started to smell gas. 
(Thu, 5 Mar 2015 04:44:00 PST)

Lawmakers subpoena Hillary Clinton's private emails on Benghazi attack
Lawmakers began investigating Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of personal email while she was secretary of State after the disclosure Wednesday that she had exclusive control over her email account through a private server linked to her New York home.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:42:00 PST)

Justice Department won't charge officer, calls for Ferguson police reform
Months after the killing of an unarmed black man by a white policeman convulsed this city and led to protests across the nation, the Justice Department decided not to charge the officer but called for substantial change in the police department, which investigators found had engaged in a...
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:34:00 PST)

Racist emails lead to 1 firing in Ferguson; report cites more hostility
The Justice Department's 102-page report on the Ferguson Police Department summarizes its conclusions in scathing language: Police persistently violated the rights of African Americans, subjected them to excessive force, showed racial bias and stoked long-held feelings of mistrust.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:32:00 PST)

Federal report largely backs Darren Wilson in Ferguson police shooting case
After months of investigation, the Justice Department report on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year largely sides with police Officer Darren Wilson and the much-maligned St. Louis County grand jury that declined to charge him.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:06:00 PST)

Defense lawyers say Boston Marathon bomber was swayed by older brother
Federal prosecutors Wednesday portrayed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an anti-American terrorist who had “murder in his heart” when he planted a pressure-cooker bomb near a group of children at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago, and then coolly walked away.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:29:00 PST)

California lawmaker's pet inspires rare bipartisan compromise
From the rubble of hurt feelings and partisan gridlock that Congress has become, Lily the French bulldog has emerged as a peacemaker.  
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:49:00 PST)

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline
The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the controversial energy project.
(Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:46:00 PST)

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