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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016


In this Aug. 20, 1970, Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, walk to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. The Democratic governor said Friday, July 22, 2016, Van Houtens inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific violence leads him to believe she remains an unreasonable risk to society. (George Brich / Associated Press)

Manson follower Van Houten denied parole

California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago.

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5th family gunned down in 2 weeks in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A couple and their three children have been gunned down in western Mexico, marking the fifth killing of families in two weeks. Mexican criminal gangs used to avoid targeting the family members of their rivals. But in ...

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Vice presidential running mate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., right, listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a goodbye reception with friends and family following the Republican National Convention, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Cleveland. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Convention missteps renew concerns about Trump and governing

Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory linking the father of his chief rival from the primaries to John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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Oklahoma boy, 13, drowns off Oregon Coast; cousin rescued

PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities say a 13-year-old Oklahoma boy drowned off the coast of Seaside, Oregon, during a family reunion. Seaside spokesman Jon Rahl says lifeguards noticed Conner Moore of Tulsa and his 14-year-old cousin Carter Moore of Kingston, Oklahoma, ...

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Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias

A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn’t translate to the use of deadly force by officers in Houston, one of the country’s largest and most racially diverse cities.

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