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US military veteran sues after twice being denied a passport

A Minnesota man and military veteran whose request for a passport was denied twice is now asking a federal court to intervene and declare that he is a U.S. citizen, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. Continue reading

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Rare conviction of officer in shooting spurs race concerns

After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that… Continue reading

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Rare conviction of black cop in shooting spurs race concerns

After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that… Continue reading

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For some, black Minneapolis officer’s conviction no surprise

After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that… Continue reading

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Minneapolis officer convicted of murder in 911 caller death

Jurors will resume deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape in the alley behind her home. Continue reading

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Jury reaches verdict in officer’s trial for 911 caller death

Jurors will resume deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape in the alley behind her home. Continue reading

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Defense: Cop shot woman after ‘perfect storm’ of events

Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in July 2017. Continue reading

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Jury at ex-Minneapolis cop’s trial told to avoid hindsight

Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in July 2017. Continue reading

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Ex-Minneapolis officer resumes testimony in woman’s death

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman will be back on the stand Friday. Continue reading

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Ex-cop: Saw woman at window, fired ‘to stop threat’

Prosecutors have rested their case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appears the former officer will soon testify. Continue reading

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Ex-officer who killed 911 caller describes ambush training

Prosecutors have rested their case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appears the former officer will soon testify. Continue reading

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Prosecution rests in former Minneapolis officer’s trial

Prosecutors have rested their case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appears the former officer will soon testify. Continue reading

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Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Continue reading

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Jury selection begins in former Minneapolis officer’s trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Continue reading

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Twitter dustup, apology not firsts for Minnesota Rep. Omar

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has relished the attention attached to becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, eagerly engaging with supporters and critics on social media. Continue reading

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Rape case prosecutor: China billionaire’s wealth irrelevant

It’s been nearly three months since Chinese billionaire Richard Liu was arrested in Minneapolis on allegations he raped a university student, and there’s still no word on whether he will face criminal charges. Continue reading

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Man accused of faking own death for money nabbed in Moldova

A man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy was arrested in Moldova after he was found alive and was returned to Minnesota to face a federal charge, authorities announced Tuesday. Continue reading

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Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young. Continue reading

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Investigators press for break in missing Wisconsin girl case

The search for a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed enters its 12th day Friday and investigators still haven’t said if they have clues as to what was behind the attack and suspected abduction. Continue reading

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Defense: State made “lies by omission” about ex-officer

Defense attorneys for a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year argue that prosecutors have misled the court about Mohamed Noor’s past behavior in an attempt to portray him as unfit for duty, according to a c… Continue reading

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