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Chicago Activists Welcome Move to Fire Officers

In the wake of national outrage over the case, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the former superintendent of police and hired Eddie Johnson in March. "It is my belief that through these challenges we can take the lessons learned to become a better Department and in turn, give you additional resources to do your jobs effectively As I have said before, with every decision that I make, I always keep in mind the tremendous sacrifice, bravery, and commitment of every officer ".

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Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years prison

Former NFL safety and now convicted serial rapist Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four different states. Milazzo agreed in June to delay Sharper's sentencing so prosecutors could evaluate his cooperation in the cases of two co-defendants accused of participating in the Louisiana incidents.

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Obama Admin. Ending Federal Contracts With Private Prisons

Shares of privately-run prison stocks plummeted Thursday following a report that the Justice Department plans to phase out its use of the facilities. Among federal prisoners, only about 30,000 - 15% of the total - are now housed in private facilities. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the country should move away from using private facilities to house inmates.

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Runner Who Helped Hurts Knee and Won't Return at Olympics

D'Agostino collided with Hamblin at the 3,200 mark when Hamblin slowed for a moment to give space to another runner. Hamblin fell heavily on her right shoulder. D'Agostino still finished the race, running about 2,000 meters despite multiple serious knee injuries. By the time their race was over, they knew they would never forget each other.

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Vanessa Marcotte to be laid to rest today

No arrests have been made in the case. WCVB reported that police are testing DNA samples from at least one possible person of interest in Marcotte's murder. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, with a Mass celebrated in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main St., Leominster at 10 am. State police opened up an anonymous tip line to get more information about her death, and have gotten more than 450 calls, officials said Friday.

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Trump casinos' tax debt was $30 million. Then Christie took office

Of course, if he's plotting a similar amnesty deal for the rest of us in April - and proposes that everyone pays 17 cents on the dollar like Trump - it's a happy day in Jersey. General Michael Flynn. Candidates at this point of a presidential election begin receiving such information to better prepare the eventual victor for Day One in the Oval Office.