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Justice Dept. to probe police shooting of black man

BATON ROUGE, La. — The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it will investigate the killing of a black man pinned to the ground and shot in the chest by two white police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

President Obama joins Clinton to campaign

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In her June 2008 concession speech for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton pledged to do all she could to propel Barack Obama to the White House. On Tuesday, he returned the favor.

At least 64 shot over holiday weekend in Chicago

CHICAGO — Independence Day weekend shootings in Chicago left 64 people wounded, four fatally, within a period of 15 hours Monday into Tuesday that accounted for half of the weekend’s victims.

Four U.S. airports to open automated security lanes this fall

Four major U.S. airports plan to speed up security checks by automating the distribution of bins for travelers’ carry-on bags, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American Airlines Group said on Tuesday.

Illinois reformer Abner Mikva dies

CHICAGO — Abner Mikva, who served as a White House adviser, federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Barack Obama, has died at age 90, his Chicago non-profit organization said on Tuesday.

Muslim doctor shot near mosque on way to prayer

HOUSTON — A Muslim doctor headed for morning prayers on Sunday at a Houston mosque was shot in an attacked by three men, police said. The motive for the attack was unclear, but comes a day after another Muslim man was beaten outside a Florida mosque.

Low scrap metal prices hurting scavengers

MILWAUKEE — Erica spends four hours daily walking miles of Milwaukee streets and alleys, digging through garbage and stuffing her red plastic grocery cart with aluminum cans and other small metal items to sell to support her three children.

Top lawmakers confident in fairness of Clinton email probe

NEW YORK — Top lawmakers from both major U.S. political parties said on Sunday they trusted the Justice Department to appropriately handle its probe of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server, after a heavily criticized meeting between Clinton’s husband and the U.S. attorney general.

Red, white and extra blue as security marks July 4

NEW YORK — The United States celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Monday with parades, baking contests and picnics draped in red, white and an extra layer of blue, as police ramped up patrols because of concerns about terrorism and gun violence.

Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three students at universities in the United States, including a U.S. citizen and an Indian citizen, were among those killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh, university officials, the Indian government and a source said on Saturday.

U.S. sued over flawed gun background check

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Family members of the people killed in an attack on a South Carolina church last year have sued the U.S. government over an FBI clerk’s mistake that allowed the purchase of the gun used in the shooting.

Two bodies found in area burned by California wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Two bodies were found on Wednesday in a rural area of San Diego County charred by a major wildfire, sheriff’s officials said, as firefighters increasingly gained control over a larger blaze that also killed two people in central California.

Traffic deaths jump 7.7 percent in 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government’s preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.

Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has died at age 87, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Saturday.

U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday.