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Prosecutor Jody Gleason points to a medical examiner's diagram showing the wounds to Laquan McDonald, during a trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of McDonald, a black teenager, opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness and accuracy of the autopsy. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
Defense focuses on behavior of teen killed by Chicago copAs murder trial resumes, defense attorneys focus on behavior of black teenager fatally shot by white Chicago police officer
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Town council withdraws Nike boycott following criticismA Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products has voted unanimously to reverse course
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Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping upMinnesota's Democratic Party chairman says the investigation into allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison should be released soon
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Arriving to chair the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is pursued by reporters asking about her stand on President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump: Dems playing 'con game' with KavanaughTrump says Democrats are playing a "con game" against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
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Refugees and migrants carry their belongings after they disembark from a ferry, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. About 400 migrants and refugees arrived at the port from the island of Lesbos as authorities have been moving hundreds of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp to camps on the mainland. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The Latest: EU countries reach deal on migrant rescue shipPortugal's government says it is taking in 10 of the 58 migrants aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of a deal with France and Spain.
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2-year window for clergy abuse lawsuits sent to state SenateThe Pennsylvania House is signing off on a proposal to give victims of child sexual abuse an opportunity to file lawsuits over claims that would otherwise be too outdated to pursue
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Bill Cosby is declared 'sexually violent predator'A judge has declared Bill Cosby a "sexually violent predator" as a first step toward sentencing the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago
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Watchdog urges Egypt to reverse seizure of newspaperA press freedoms group has called on Egyptian authorities to reverse their decision to take over a daily newspaper a day after security forces stormed its headquarters
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Latest: Turkish leader urges restructuring UNTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the U.N. risks becoming an organization with "a reputation for failure" and catering to just five world powers unless it's restructured, particularly in the Security Council
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Panel urges funding for new voting machines in PennsylvaniaA group examining election security in Pennsylvania is urging Congress and state lawmakers to speed up replacement of voting machines, noting most lack a paper record needed to check for fraud and errors
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12-year-old steals police cruiser, leads officers on chaseAuthorities say a 12-year-old boy stole a police cruiser in Flint, Michigan, and led officers on a chase that ended when he was boxed in by other law enforcement vehicles
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump boasts of America's might, draws headshakes at UNPresident Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of multinational authority at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders
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