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$21M awarded to family of woman killed in police chase

Jury awards more than $21 million to the family of a Chicago mother of five who was killed during a police chase

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The Latest: Missing boy's body was buried in shallow grave
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The Latest: Missing boy's body was buried in shallow grave

Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few miles from the family's home

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged
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Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body and charged his parents with murder

Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd
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Veteran held on attempted murder counts after car hits crowd

Police say a California motorist told investigators that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death
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Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history has been executed in Texas for the dragging death of a black man

Court to hear Washington challenge to Trump abortion rule
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Court to hear Washington challenge to Trump abortion rule

A federal judge in Washington state is due to hear arguments in two related cases against new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion

Florida officer to be sentenced for killing black motorist
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Florida officer to be sentenced for killing black motorist

For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer is set to be sentenced to prison for an on-duty fatal shooting

Dallas expands powers of police oversight board
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Dallas expands powers of police oversight board

Dallas City Council expands the powers of the independent panel that oversees city police and hears complaints about officer misconduct

With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short
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With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

Disaster consultants say planning evacuations for wildfires is more difficult than for hurricanes because fires offer so little warning and can quickly shift direction

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't
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Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't

Investigation: Fleeing fires is common in California but evacuation planning isn't