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Columbus, OH – Shooting Of Dallas Officers Spurs Acts Of Kindness To Police

July 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM
Columbus, OH - The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away. Around the country, people have showed up at local departments with flowers, sent social media messages or called to say thanks. They delivered coffee, pizzas, cakes and moments of solace for officers grieving after the deadliest day for...

Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory To The US Following Police Shootings

July 9, 2016 at 11:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas on Friday issued a rare travel advisory for any of its citizens visiting the United States, recommending that young men in particular take care in cities affected by recent tensions over police shootings. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns visitors to "exercise appropriate caution" in light of recent episodes involving police officers and black...

Tehran – Despite UN Rebuke Iran Says It Will Continue Missile Program

July 9, 2016 at 11:08 PM
Tehran - Iran said Saturday it will continue its ballistic missile program, after the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the missile tests aren't in the spirit of the country's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. "Iran will strongly continue its missile program based on its own defense and national security calculations," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in...

New York – Trump Looks At Retired General Flynn As Possible Running Mate

July 9, 2016 at 10:50 PM
New York - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is giving consideration to retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as a potential vice presidential running mate, a Republican source familiar with the process said on Saturday. For weeks Trump has conducted a high-profile canvassing of Republican political stalwarts as part of his running mate search, but he has also made...

Texas – Houston Police Shoot Dead Black Man Pointing A Gun In Street

July 9, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Texas - Two Houston police officers fatally shot an African-American man who pointed a gun at them despite their commands that he lower his weapon, authorities said on Saturday, two days after five Dallas policemen were slain by a black military veteran. The two Houston officers, both Hispanic, encountered a man standing in the middle of a street with a revolver around 12:40 a.m. while on a...

Cambridge City, IN – Lone Mega Millions Winning Ticket Worth $540M Sold In Indiana

July 9, 2016 at 10:25 PM
Cambridge City, IN - A lottery official says 1 jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty tells The Associated Press the ticket was sold in Indiana. Friday's jackpot was worth an estimated $540 million. An estimated $1 billion in tickets have been sold since the last jackpot-winning ticket was drawn in early March...

New York – Nationwide Protest Decry Police Shootings Of Blacks

July 9, 2016 at 10:13 PM
New York - A look at protests and related events nationwide and in the United Kingdom on Friday and Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. ___ ARKANSAS About 300 people gathered in front of the state Capitol to seek solutions to racial strife, which Little...

Warsaw – After ‘Painful’ Week, Obama Urges Americans Not To Despair Over Divisions

July 9, 2016 at 09:45 PM
Warsaw, Poland - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to view the United States as being riven into opposing groups, seeking to soothe raw emotions after a former U.S. soldier killed five policemen in Dallas and high-profile police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. "First of all, as painful as this week has been, I firmly believe that America is not as...

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