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California police chief, feds in immigration probe spat
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California police chief and mayor on Thursday accused federal agents of duping local officers assisting in the takedown of suspected members of the notorious El Salvadoran-based gang into helping make immigration arrests....

NAFTA in Trump era is focus at US-Mexico trade forum
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Mexican and U.S. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of El Paso said Thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by President Donald Trump to dismantle or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act - which he has labeled the worst deal in U.S. history....

Residents return after flooding to access damage in San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gloria Najar said it felt like an "apocalypse" when she returned home after being evacuated in a flood that sent waist-high water into homes and streets in San Jose....

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering
Bills to curtail transgender people's access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition....

Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave....

Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated....

Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government's continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news....

Pew: Hispanics split on issues before Trump inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of Hispanic immigrants who were neither born in the United States nor have a permanent resident card said they were concerned about their place in the United States, even before the Trump administration made clear its intentions to aggressively crack down on illegal immigration, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday....

Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005
The search for a teacher and former beauty queen who vanished from her south Georgia home nearly 12 years ago finally yielded some answers Thursday as authorities charged a former student with her murder....

Mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teen
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him....

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California police chief, feds in immigration probe spat

Mom who decapitated baby gets 15 years to life in prison

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Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated

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Oklahoma authorities: Officer kills man outside a city hall

California police, feds in immigration probe spat

Alabama death penalty cases may soon rest solely with jury

Mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teen

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