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How Ferguson's tickets, fines violated rights

Loistine Hoskin cared for her old car as a sentimental possession, missing a tire while parked beside her home, until one day the city ticketed her for having a "derelict vehicle in driveway."

A tow truck took it away in 2009.

So began an odyssey with ...

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Former Salisbury man kills neighbor then drives him to attorney's office

According to authorities, a former Lehigh County man shot and killed his neighbor, then drove the dead body to his attorney's Ft.Meyers, Florida-based office.

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Man watching snowfall shot, Dallas police say

An Iraqi man watching his first snowfall in his new American hometown was shot and killed by an unknown assailant, according to Dallas police.

Authorities have stepped up patrols in the neighborhood where Ahmed Al-Jumaili lived -- and died -- in their...

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Aaron Hernandez trial: What you missed

Five full weeks into Aaron Hernandez's murder trial, prosecutors have called 77 witnesses. Jurors have yet to hear from the former NFL star's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick or owner Robert Kraft.

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Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I am not going anywhere'

The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.

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American missionary freed in Nigeria

American missionary Phyllis Sortor, who was kidnapped last month by masked gunmen in central Nigeria, has been freed, a U.S. official confirmed Friday.

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Ferguson police officers quit after DOJ report

Racist emails -- like one that depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee -- resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees resigning or being fired, the city spokesman said Friday.

Police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned T...

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Top GOP leaders to skip Selma

Update - 6:55 p.m. - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will now go to Selma Saturday to join in the 50th anniversary events.

McCarthy tells CNN he considers John Lewis a close friend, and wants to be there to commemorate the historic anniversary.

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What's the deal with Hillary Clinton's email?

Hillary Clinton's email use is under the microscope after reports revealed that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state.

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Gay rights supporters turn to federal court

Civil rights groups are asking a federal court to step in and allow gay marriages to continue in Alabama.

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CIA announces overhaul to combat new threats

The Central Intelligence Agency announced a significant overhaul in the agency's overall structure Friday in order to better deal with current threats, according to a memo to agency staff from its director, John Brennan.

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David Hasselhoff's mansion on sale for $2.3 million

Here's your chance to live like The Hoff.

For just $2.3 million, you could own actor David Hasselhoff's luxury villa in Calabasas, Calif.

The five bedroom French Mediterranean-style home has a newly remodeled master suite complete with a "sexy bathro...

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

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Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

What to know: The Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama is in the midst of a Amid a two-week trip to the United States, marked by several speaking events and meetings with top leaders. Take a look at what you should know about the spiritual leader.

On this day: March 6

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The Alamo falls, the Supreme Court rules in the Dred Scott case, the Oreo cookie and Silly Putty are introduced, Mike Tyson wins in his pro debut, and Eric Clapton enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a third time, all on this day.

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