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Oklahoma sheriff apologizes for fatal shooting by reserve deputy

Handout of Reserve Deputy Robert Bates provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in TulsaBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz apologized on Monday to the family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white reserve deputy who has said he mistakenly pulled his gun instead of a Taser. In a televised news conference, Glanz acknowledged his long-time friendship with reserve deputy Robert Bates, 73. He has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the April 2 death of 44-year-old Eric Harris. Lawyers for the Harris family said on Monday they were not planning to file a lawsuit against the sheriff’s office.


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Six Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six young Somali-American men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. The six, a...

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Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.

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Six Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six Somali-American young men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. They were ...

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U.S. warship sent to block Iran weapons off Yemen

U.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.

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EU foreign ministers to meet after latest migrant tragedy

Survivors of the smuggler's boat that overturned off the coasts of Libya lie on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Monday, April 20 2015. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. So far rescuers saved 28 people a recovered 24 bodies. (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)MILAN (AP) — Rescue crews searched Monday for survivors and bodies from what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant tragedy ever as hundreds more migrants took to the sea undeterred and European Union leaders said they would hold an emergency summit Thursday to address the crisis.


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Iran charging U.S. journalist Rezaian with four crimes: Washington Post

A November 6, 2013 photo provided by the Washington Post shows reporter Jason Rezaian at the newspaper's office in WashingtonIran is charging Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian with four crimes, including espionage, the newspaper said on Monday in a report offering the first details about the exact charges against him. Rezaian, the Post's bureau chief in Tehran, was detained last year in Iran. Among the charges, he is accused of "collaborating with hostile governments" and "propaganda against the establishment," according to a statement from Rezaian's attorney, Leilah Ahsan, the Post reported. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron said in a separate statement.


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