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CHICAGO (AP) — Community leaders are praising Chicago's police superintendent for recommending that seven officers accused of filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald be fired. Activist Jedidiah Brown says Superintendent Eddie Johnson's announcement shows he's serious about reforms. Video released last year shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times in 2014. Fellow officers portrayed McDonald as waving a knife threateningly right before Van Dyke fired. The video seemed to disprove those accounts.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation needs to work together to "repair the bonds of trust and respect" between police officers and communities and not stoke more divisions. Clinton was meeting today in New York with law enforcement leaders, days after Donald Trump accused her of being "against the police." At the start of the meeting, Clinton said deadly shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Milwaukee show the need for respect between police officers and residents. She said the country can't ignore the challenges and "certainly we must not inflame them."
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has begun reserving television air time for the first time in the general election. Trump's campaign will spend roughly $4.9 million over the next 10 days on ads to air in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to Kantar Media's political ad tracker. The ads are expected to begin airing Friday. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tells CNN that Trump approved two different ads yesterday that will begin airing in the coming days. The Clinton campaign has spent more than $75 million on ads since early June.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee) and three fellow swimmers could be in trouble for making up a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro. A Brazilian police official says it was actually a confrontation with a security guard and the manager of a gas station where the swimmers had broken a bathroom door while trying to get inside. They ended up giving the manager some money before they left. The code of conduct at USA Swimming prohibits dishonesty or fraud, but it's not clear if the organization plans to take any action. A spokesman for Rio organizers says, "Let's give these kids a break." She says, "Sometimes you take actions that you later regret."
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 accounts in the past year for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. The company says it has also made progress in preventing users who were suspended from immediately returning to the platform using different accounts, which has been a problem in the past. Twitter has been criticized for not doing enough to keep extremist groups like Islamic State from using the short-messaging service to crowdsource supporters and potential attackers.
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