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Obama says mistrust of police has corrosive effect...Michael Brown's parents speak out... Traficant dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has a corrosive effect on all of America, not just on black communities. At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner in Washington, he said that mistrust harms places that need law enforcement the most.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Brown's parents say they're unmoved by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. Instead, they say they would rather see the officer arrested. Their unarmed 18-year-old son, who was black, was fatally shot last month by Darren Wilson, who is white. Brown's mother also says the chief should be fired.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio congressman who lost his political career after being convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks has died. James Traficant was 73. He had been seriously injured Tuesday in a tractor accident on the family farm. Traficant was expelled from the House in 2002 after his conviction by a federal jury. The former sheriff spent seven years in prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. The doctor is expected to be admitted to the special isolation unit at the NIH's hospital near Washington as early as Sunday. A top NIH doctor says exposure to Ebola doesn't necessarily mean someone will get sick.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. Health officials say none of the five children have active TB, the deadly and contagious form of the illness. All will be treated. Further testing of all the babies is ongoing.

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