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Muhiyidin d'Baha speaks during a meeting with North Charleston city council April 9, 2015, about the killing of Walter Scott by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C. Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name was Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, was shot in the thigh, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, and died in a hospital, New Orleans police spokesman Beau Tidwell said Wednesday. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. (Chuck Burton / AP)

Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

A man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year as he attempted to seize a Confederate battle flag from a protester.
In this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, police officers stand at the scene of a mass shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP)

Judge: Las Vegas police must release mass shooting records

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

A judge in Las Vegas has ordered police to make public 911 calls, police officer body camera video and several other records that authorities sought to keep secret until they finish their investigation into last year’s mass shooting.

Israeli soldiers after a patrol along the Israeli-Lebanese border in northern Israel Tuesday Aug. 8, 2006. (ODED BALILTY / AP)

Lebanon labels Israeli border wall an ‘aggression’

Lebanon’s top security body on Wednesday instructed the military to confront Israel if it goes ahead with plans to build a cement border wall along the country’s boundary, labeling it as an “aggression” against its sovereignty.
A zookeeper shows off a 2 month old Sumatran Tiger cub at the Siantar Zoo in Medan, Indonesia Wednesday Nov. 2, 2005. Mexican officials are investigating after someone attempted to express mail a tiger cub. (AVIE / AP)

Mexico: Someone tried to mail a tiger cub

Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors’ yards and wandering the streets. But the office for environmental protection announced a new twist Wednesday: Someone tried to express-mail a tiger cub.
In this June 8, 1991 file photo, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and President George Bush watch the National Victory Parade from the viewing stand in Washington. Schwarzkopf led his troops in the parade, and then joined Bush in the reviewing stand. (Ron Edmonds / AP)

White House advances idea of military parade

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

For generations, as America’s authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate.
Juan Carlos Cruz reads from his tablet during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia, Sunday Feb. 4, 2017. Cruz says Pope Francis received a letter he wrote in 2015 detailing the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest and efforts by the Chilean church to cover it up, contradicting the popes recent insistence that no victims had come forward. (Yvonne Lee / AP)

Vatican to interview Chile victim in person

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

The Vatican’s sex-crimes expert is changing plans and will fly to New York to take in-person testimony from a Chilean sex abuse victim after his pleas to be heard by Pope Francis were previously ignored, the victim told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

Citizen Journal: Safety helps set stage for honesty, David Milliken writes

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Growing up as a child in the Spokane Valley in a large family of six siblings, sincerity and love for the truth didn’t always win out. With the occasional sibling scuffle and subsequent blame and denials that followed, I must confess the drive of my own self-interest stretched the truth at times.

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