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Lousiana: Mother of Alton Sterling's son denounces Dallas police shootings

A line of officers with shields fanned out in a line Friday evening to clear the street, pushing the protesters to the curb. Thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets in United States cities Friday after a black extremist shot dead five cops during a peaceful march against police brutality in Texas.

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Senate passes bill that could put QR code labels on GMO foods

The Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would require foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled as such. Rhode Island is eyeing adoption of GMO legislation, as have other states. The first such law went into effect in Vermont last Friday. LaHood says he prefers the House bill but will give the Senate bill a chance. "What probably offends me most about this legislation is that it overrides the will of the people of CT, that they want clear, comprehensive labeling ...

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US House gun measure would allow time to check terrorism watch list

Republicans, and their NRA backers, have been determined to sabotage any attempt to toughen the laws. The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keepguns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists.

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Dallas attack sidelines Clinton-Biden event

Crises that arise during presidential campaigns often define the candidates. Stewart has also thrown his hat into the GOP nominating process for the governorship, but faces fellow Republicans Ed Gillespie and, possibly, Rep. The convulsions of protests and violence in 1968 - albeit occurring in a vastly different country - helped swing the presidential election that year to the law-and-order candidate, Republican Richard Nixon.

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12 police officers shot, 5 dead in Dallas

That's unusual. Of police departments in the 10 most populous cities in the U.S., the Dallas police department is the only one without a fatal shooting by police so far this year. The U.S. Army says Johnson was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 and returned to the U.S. the following year. The black man, a resident of the Dallas suburb of Mesquite , had no prior criminal record and was described to police as a "loner".

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US vet 'acted alone' in Dallas shooting

When Johnson was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier in Afghanistan, he was sent back to the US with the recommendation he receive an "other than honourable" discharge, but he later got an honourable discharge, said Bradford Glendening, a military lawyer.