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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he takes full responsibility for the city's response to the fatal shooting of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Emanuel promised "complete and total" reform during a special meeting of the City Council. Critics charge that Emanuel kept a video of the shooting under wraps until after his election for a second term. Meanwhile, protesters marching downtown are calling for Emanuel to step down.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The first of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the fatal injury of a man in police custody has been on the witness stand today. Freddie Gray died of severe spinal injuries suffered in the back of a police transport van. A prosecutor questioned Officer William Porter about apparent inconsistencies in his statements about Gray's death.
WASHINGTON (AP) —FBI Director James Comey (KOH'-mee) says the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. Investigators believe the couple embraced radical Islamic ideology even before they had begun their online relationship.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shouted in a court room today that he is a "warrior for the babies" and won't go to trial. Robert Lewis Dear was formally charged with first-degree murder and other counts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation has cleared the Senate that rewrites the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act. States will have authority to decide how to use federally mandated math and reading tests results in evaluating teachers and schools. The new law encourages states to limit the time students spend on testing.
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