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State of emergency in Baltimore

    State of emergency in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

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Theater shooting trial tries to look in shooter’s mind

    Theater shooting trial tries to look in shooter’s mind

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday as lawyers revealed many more details about his conversion from a promising grad student to a gunman capable of opening fire on hundreds of unsuspecting moviegoers at a “Batman” premiere.

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Human trafficking legislation could offer aid to local victims

    Human trafficking legislation could offer aid to local victims

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to provide help for victims of human trafficking on Wednesday, after a long process that aided in protracting the nomination of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was confirmed today.

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SCOTUS case may impact Affordable Care Act

    SCOTUS case may impact Affordable Care Act

As a scholar in health care economics, Dr. James Henderson weighs in on the Supreme Court’s decision deciding if subsidies are legal for federal and state exchanges.

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Anti- human trafficking bill passes Senate

    Anti- human trafficking bill passes Senate

The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee.

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Blue Bell still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

    Blue Bell still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

HOUSTON — A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

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Study links Texas quakes to natural gas drilling

    Study links Texas quakes to natural gas drilling

WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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California water districts forced to review rates

    California water  districts forced to review rates

LOS ANGELES — An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges.

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Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

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Christian music visionary dies, leaves behind legacy

    Christian music visionary dies, leaves behind legacy

Baylor alumnus and renowned Christian music publisher Billy Ray Hearn died Wednesday at age 85, according to the Tennessean, after a life of paving the way for contemporary Christian music.

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