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How one police department is tackling cop bias


By its very nature, police work can put officers in the middle of highly-charged situations that sometimes run the risk of escalating into violence. Now, one police department is looking to better train its officers to keep such confrontations from getting out of control. The Milwaukee Police Department’s effort to …

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4 inmates charged with guards' murders in escape try


ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Four inmates who officials said attempted to escape from a North Carolina prison last week have been charged in the deaths of two prison employees, reports CBS affiliate WNCN. The inmates allegedly started a fire at a sewing plant inside the Pasquotank Correctional Facility in Elizabeth …

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What we know about the deadly ambush in Niger


PENTAGON — The American soldiers killed in Niger were helping that country’s military combat Islamic militants. The exact details of the Niger ambush have been slow to emerge, including the military’s immediate response. After the bodies of three American soldiers were brought out, Pentagon officials believed that Sgt. La David Johnson …

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FBI-undercover operative on how he infiltrated al Qaeda


In his first interview, the FBI undercover operative who thwarted an al Qaeda attack on a railroad bridge targeting Americans traveling to Toronto reveals how he infiltrated the terrorist group.  He also reveals the same attacker was planning to bomb Times Square during a New Year’s Eve celebration. “Tamer Elnoury,” …

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Google Doodle highlights Nobel-winning astrophysicist


Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 107th birthday of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an Indian astrophysicist famous for his theory on the evolution of stars. “The Chandrasekhar limit,” Google writes, “explains that when a star’s mass is lighter than 1.4 times that of the sun, it eventually collapses into …

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