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Violence rocks Baltimore as night falls; National Guard mobilizing
The streets of Baltimore erupted in violence Monday hours after the funeral of a black man who suffered a fatal injury in police custody, with hundreds of men and women setting fire to cars, looting businesses and throwing bricks, rocks and bottles at police in the city’s worst episode of racial...
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:22:00 PDT)

Baltimore police commissioner served in California, dealt with Oakland unrest
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who struggled Monday to stop rioting in the city, spent most of his law enforcement career in California, confronting unrest during a rocky two-year tenure in Oakland.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:22:00 PDT)

In defense of Boston Marathon bomber, lawyers make case against older brother
Hoping to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty, lawyers for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber aggressively portrayed his older brother, Tamerlan, as the brains and muscle behind the 2013 terrorist attack, revealing for the first time that Tamerlan initially planned to strike in Russia...
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:36:00 PDT)

James Holmes painted as a cunning killer, or a victim of schizophrenia
James E. Holmes sat nearly immobile at the defense table in Division 201 for four hours Monday afternoon as attorneys began their battles to persuade a jury about how and why the promising young scientist became a killer.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:32:00 PDT)

Controversial 'Ferguson' play survives premiere with a brand-new cast
By the time the actors hit the stage, the drama had already happened.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:11:00 PDT)

A final night at Vegas' Riviera, and a grand goodbye for a grand old dame
Along the bejeweled gambling strip, casinos have always been a model’s runway of sorts, each newcomer sleeker and more glamorous than the last.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:00 PDT)

Democrats, several of them Californians, were 'Party of No' in House budget fight
As a parade of budget proposals whizzed through Congress this year, Rep. Ami Bera and 30 other lawmakers voted, at the very least, consistently.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 PDT)

Concrete? Coney Island fans say only wood will do for their beloved boardwalk
On a rainy weekend in January, the Coney Island boardwalk was not the boardwalk of memory: no salty spray, no roller coaster clatter, no standing-room-only beach.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:00 PDT)

Aid agencies launch global relief effort for Nepal earthquake
The massive earthquake in Nepal and its frightening aftershocks have unleashed another force almost as overwhelming: an international relief effort that already is involving governments, charity groups and private volunteers from all corners of the globe.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:24:00 PDT)

Justice Kennedy's long road from Sacramento to landmark gay marriage case
Anthony M. Kennedy was a 44-year-old appeals court judge in Sacramento — a Republican appointee and happily-married Catholic — when he first confronted the question of whether the Constitution protected the rights of gays and lesbians.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:00:00 PDT)

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