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Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Shots were fired overnight through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, and several hundred people gathered in protest Saturday over the verdict that left Pittsburgh a city on edge.

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Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas – a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren’t why the money is suddenly available.
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AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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Key findings coming next as Mueller wraps Russia-Trump probe

Attorney General William Barr was reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public after a nearly two-year probe that cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Architecture Kieran Sprague has been hired by the Spokane Home Builders Association as government affairs director. Sprague has worked as advocacy and strategic initiatives coordinator at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2017.