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WASHINGTON (AP) — The extremist group Islamic State is claiming responsibility for Sunday's shooting in suburban Dallas at a venue hosting a contest featuring images of the Prophet Muhammad. But counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. The gunmen, who were killed in a shooting with police in Garland, lived in Phoenix.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she'll work to improve the Baltimore police department. Lynch met today the family of a Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody. Lynch attended a meeting with faith and community leaders. She also spoke with officers, some of whom were on duty during last week's protests and unrest.
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop southwest of Detroit in Inkster. One suspension is for 15 days, the other 30 days. A third officer, William Melendez was fired last month and charged with assault. He has denied any wrongdoing. He was seen on dashboard camera video repeatedly punching the motorist in the head.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Mike Huckabee is making another White House run. The former Arkansas governor and TV pundit announced his candidacy today in Hope, Arkansas, the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton. Huckabee gained the support of evangelicals in 2008 but couldn't generate wider support.
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Dramatic video shot by a seaman aboard the Maltese freighter of a weekend rescue of African migrants aboard a flimsy boat near Libya shows tragedy and rescue can be moments apart. At least five people were crushed in the panic to escape the boat. Others fell into the sea and apparently drowned. Women and children were the last to get off. Survivors were brought to a port in Sicily today.
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