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    71 arrested following acquittal of Cleveland police officer

    Cleveland police tried to give peaceful protesters the space to exercise their First Amendment rights following the Michael Brelo verdict, but some of them crossed the line several times, resulting in 71 arrests, city officials said Sunday. Demonstrations were peaceful earlier in the day, but they grew more aggressive in the afternoon and evening when most of the arrests occurred, Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a news conference. His officers were tolerant of protesters who expressed their anger and […]

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    Suspect in death of woman held in box killed by Missouri police

    A man suspected of killing a woman and her son in rural Missouri was shot and killed by police Saturday, authorities said. The woman — who had said the suspect held her captive in a wooden box — escaped from his home in April, but was found shot to death, along with her son, earlier this week. James Barton Horn Jr. — who had been charged with two homicides, kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon — was […]

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    New Orleans police officer fatally shot while in car

    NEW ORLEANS, La. — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood when he was killed, New Orleans police said in a statement. The slain officer worked for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, which has its own police force. City police say another […]

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    ‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash, wife killed in car crash

    John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police. Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said. They were traveling southbound in the left lane when the taxi went out of control while trying to pass another car, Williams said. […]

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    Adult dating site hack exposes sexual secrets of millions

    NEW YORK — More than 3.5 million people’s sexual preferences, fetishes and secrets have been exposed after dating site Adult FriendFinder was hacked. Already, some of the adult website’s customers are being identified by name. Adult FriendFinder asks customers to detail their interests and, based on those criteria, matches people for sexual encounters. The site, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have “helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners.” […]

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    Seattle couple leaves $850,000 to US government

    SEATTLE — A Seattle couple left nearly $850,000 to the U.S. government as a gesture of thanks to their adopted country. Peter Petrasek, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia after World War II, and his wife Joan stipulated in their will that all of their money be donated to the government. The couple had no children and wanted to give back to the country that enabled them to live a happy and prosperous life, said Peter Winn, the U.S. attorney who helped […]

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    Scrabble dictionary adds lolz, ridic and lotsa new words

    (CNN) — Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they’ll make you lolz. The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. A number of the new words are straight from the mouths of the cool kids. There’s lotsa, twerking, lolz, emoji and ridic — short for ridiculous. Facetime, which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, […]

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    Actress told she is “too old” to play lover of 55-year-old man at 37

    (CNN) — Here we go again, Hollywood. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal told The Wrap Magazine that she was turned down for a part because of her age. “I’m 37, and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55,” “The Honorable Woman” star said. “It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh.” Gyllenhaal is is good company. […]

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    Boy Scouts’ president: Lift the ban on gay troop leaders

    (CNN)Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks (PDF) at the organization’s national business meeting Thursday. Citing “the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country” regarding laws and sexual orientation, Gates said that “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.” He added, “Our oath calls upon us to do our duty to God and our country. The country is changing, […]

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    Hillary Clinton campaign announces first rally

    Hillary Clinton will hold the first major rally of her presidential campaign when she delivers a kick-off speech on June 13. The Democratic frontrunner’s campaign is already up and running, but so far it has featured small-group, invitation-only roundtables — not the kinds of policy speeches, large gatherings, network interviews and more that typically mark runs for the White House. The strategy reflects the stark contrast between the Democratic and Republican 2016 fields. While more than a dozen GOP contenders […]

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    Oregon charging drivers per mile

    OREGON — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to implement a pay-per-mile tax. The measure is currently voluntary, starts in July and will be open to only 5,000 drivers. Participating drivers will have their mileage recorded and be charged 1.5 cents per mile. They’ll get credit to offset the fuel tax at the pump. It’s an interesting experiment by the state as an attempt to offset the dropping revenue from the fuel tax. This is […]