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WASHINGTON (AP) — He's being described as devout, quiet and someone who had been under the FBI's radar for potential ties to terror groups. But a lawyer for the family of Elton Simpson says its struggling to understand his role in what authorities say was an attack near Dallas a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. A second man -- Nadir Soofi -- was also killed by police in Garland. Federal authorities are investigating their motives.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lawyers for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol have asked a federal judge to allow the defendant to privately review video and audio files in the case against him. Cristopher Lee Cornell is accused of wanting to "wage jihad" by attacking the Capitol with pipe bombs. Federal authorities say they have video and audio recordings of meetings between a confidential informant and Cornell.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by Cleveland police are asking for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting. Tamir Rice was playing with a plastic pellet gun when an officer shot him outside a recreation center.

BALTIMORE (AP) — What's in a name? Harassment if it's identical to a police officer charged in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore. A lawyer says Alicia White has been pestered by calls from bail bondsmen and visits from journalists. She has also had to deactivate her social media accounts. A Sgt. Alicia White is charged with involuntary manslaughter for Gray's death. Five other officers also face charges.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present. A measure that passed the state Senate unanimously today would limit the marriages to military couples.

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