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Week 293 Volume 1
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How are 5 percenters created?
By "effortful study," new report says
By The Force Science Research Center

The cerebral game of chess would seem to be several light years removed from the rough-and-tumble world of the street cop. But a new report on the mental processes of chess players suggests that law officers and trainers have a lot to learn from the means by which amateurs become masters of the checkered board ... Full Story

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"It's about character"

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Officer in Reading, Pa., fatally shot near City Hall
READING, Pa.- A plainclothes police officer responding to a report of a fight near City Hall was shot in the chest and died Sunday, officials said ... Full Story

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Street Survival Reminder: Officer's death yields tactical tips for plainclothes officers

(left) Officer Scott A. Wertz was shot in the chest and died Sunday in Reading, Pa. Wertz and another officer were chasing suspect Cletus C. Rivera when Rivera fired two shots, at least one of which struck Wertz, Mayor Tom McMahon said. Wertz, 40, was not believed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest. (AP Photo/Reading Police Department)

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La. police investigate squad car firebombing
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Suspected Phoenix serial killers took turns at the trigger, police say
[Phoenix, AZ]
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Texas man arrested after 10-mile police chase
[Jacksonville, TX]
Most convicted violent felons have prior record, report says
[Washington, DC]
Puerto Rico officers accused of going rogue for drug dealer
[San Juan, PR]
Crackdown at Seattle festival nets 100 boating-under-the-influence arrests
[Seattle, WA]

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