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2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story

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Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators - Full Story

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

The shooting is currently under investigation and may have been a ‘suicide by cop.’

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Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

A large crowd gathered at the scene, not far from Ferguson, which has seen days of protests after a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation August 15 between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen.

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Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation Friday between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen - Full Story

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LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story

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DA taking NY in-custody death to grand jury

A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer - Full Story

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Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police originally said 31 were arrested, but St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett on Tuesday said 57 people were booked at the county jail alone - Full Story

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Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments - Full Story



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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
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