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Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video games....

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade....

Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children....

Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. But another video could emerge as key evidence in the case against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who goes on trial for manslaughter this week....

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-"sanctuary cities" law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle - and even threaten gun violence - as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over....

Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday
BOSTON (AP) -- Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100....

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country....

Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said....

Trump's immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's hardline position on immigration is casting a long shadow over Virginia's race for governor, with candidates in both parties adjusting their focus to more closely match or oppose the president....

Special prosecutor Mueller extols humility, integrity
MARION, Mass. (AP) -- Special prosecutor Robert Mueller III has given a heart-warming address to Massachusetts college prep school graduates, several days after his appointment to head an investigation into possible connections between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign....

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Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

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