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CLEVELAND (AP) — In Cleveland, the family of Tamir Rice is renewing its call for the Justice Department to step in and conduct what it calls "a real investigation." The call comes after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the killing of the 12-year-old black boy who was wielding what turned out to be a pellet gun. Federal prosecutors note that a civil rights probe of the Cleveland Police Department is already underway.
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — The White House says President Obama has offered his condolences to the governor of Texas for those who lost their lives and homes in last weekend's tornadoes. A spokesman says the president, who's vacationing in Hawaii, offered federal support for recovery efforts in his conversation with Gov. Greg Abbott. At least 11 people died and dozens were hurt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the Motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads, has died. He turned 70 four days ago, on Christmas Eve. Agent Andrew Goodfriend tells The Associated Press that Kilmister, simply known as "Lemmy" to most, died today in Los Angeles after a brief battle with aggressive cancer.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's city attorney is demanding that Justin Bieber's music publisher help determine who is responsible for sidewalk graffiti promoting the pop star's latest album. He's especially unhappy that the graffiti appears to have been applied with hard-to-remove spray paint rather than easily washable chalk.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildlife experts and law enforcement officials are working to keep a determined elephant seal off a Northern California highway that it has repeatedly tried to cross. A California Highway Patrol spokesman says crews and officers managed to usher the 500-pound adult seal back into the San Francisco Bay, but it has returned to land at least twice.
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