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BALTIMORE (AP) — The head of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund says a Justice Department report confirms "what many African-American residents of Baltimore have known and lived too long." The report being released today finds Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct. A Baltimore activist says the report raises the question of whether there will now be justice for those who have died after encounters with police.

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County's mosquito control director says the insect's population is dropping in the Miami neighborhood health officials have linked to 21 Zika infections. The Miami Herald reports that at a special county commission meeting, Chalmers Vasquez said his department finds just one mosquito a day in each trap in the Wynwood district. He said about two dozen mosquitoes were found daily in the traps two weeks ago.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening flat to slightly lower on Wall Street, while consumer-focused shares advanced. Department store chain Kohl's rose 2.3 percent, and rival retailers Macy's, Wal-Mart Stores and Gap were also among the leading gainers. European markets slipped, as did major exchanges in Asia.

LONDON (AP) — Delta Air Lines expects some 90 more flight cancellations globally before operations return to normal later in the day. The airline has had to cancel over 1,700 flights since Monday, when a power outage at its base in Atlanta affected its global computer systems.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — According to a new court filing, a former Chris Christie aide texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor "flat out lied" at a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. A transcript of the text is contained in court filings by attorneys representing Bill Baroni, who faces trial next month for allegedly helping orchestrate the lane closures for political revenge. The text said Christie "flat out lied" in saying his senior staff and campaign manager weren't involved.

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