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CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators in Chicago have spent hours marching for miles -- past city hall and through a high-end shopping district -- to protest the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer and to demand the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He apologized in a rare address before the Chicago City Council.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public records show the man who bought two assault rifles used in the San Bernardino massacre was more than just a friend to one of the shooters — he was also related. Enrique Marquez and gunman Syed Farook had a sister-in-law in common. That woman, from Russia, has a sister who married Marquez last year. Federal authorities say Marquez purchased the guns legally, but they have questioned the 24-year-old and searched his mother's home.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood has called himself a "warrior for the babies." Robert Lewis Dear also blurted out in a court hearing today that he is guilty and won't go on trial. Dear was formally charged with 179 counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and other crimes. He's represented by the same public defender who represented Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge is rejecting efforts by Texas to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. It was the second time in two weeks that Judge David Godbey has rejected a request to turn back families from Syria. This time the state tried to prevent nine Syrian refugees due to arrive in Houston tomorrow.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has scored a jackpot in a competition to be home for a Chinese-backed electric carmaker. According to a letter to Nevada officials from a billionaire Chinese investor, the firm -- Faraday Future -- plans to build a $1 billion plant near Las Vegas. Lawmakers still need to authorize tax incentives. Faraday wants to bring a vehicle to market as early as 2017.

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