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CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict a rookie Cleveland police officer or his partner for their roles in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was holding what turned out to be a pellet gun. The decision comes after a lengthy investigation by the sheriff's office and county prosecutors and a grand jury presentation that began in late October. A video of the shooting captured by a surveillance camera provoked outrage nationally and made Tamir a central figure in a protest movement over police killings.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The prosecutor in Cleveland says the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was "broken up" when she learned that two officers wouldn't be charged for their roles in his shooting death. Tim McGinty says "it was a tough conversation" with Tamir's mother. The boy's family had pushed for charges against the officers. McGinty also says that the community should begin the healing process now that the grand jury has made its decision. He says lessons have been learned from the shooting, and the city has taken steps to ensure something similar doesn't happen again.
UNDATED (AP) — More than 1,400 flights have been canceled across the U.S. today and 2,600 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that nearly half of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large chunk came from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
DALLAS (AP) — Officials have identified seven of the eight people who died when a tornado hit the Dallas suburb of Garland, including a 1-year-old. The National Weather Service has said an EF-4 tornado, which is the second-most powerful with winds up to more than 200 miles an hour, hit the community Saturday. At least 11 died when tornadoes swept through the Dallas area. Three people died in Collin County.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it's giving employers who need more time a limited extension for critical reporting requirements next year under the federal health care law. The Treasury Department says it acted after many employers complained they might not be able to get information processed in time. Employers had previously faced deadlines in February and March to report 2015 health insurance information to their employees, and also to the IRS.
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