Afghan Government Says Mullah Omar 'Died In April 2013'

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Reports of the death of the Taliban's spiritual leader have swirled in the past and have been unreliable. The Afghan government said according to "credible information," Omar died in Pakistan.

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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

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The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer.

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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

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Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

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From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have put code-switching front and center in their comedy show.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

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Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.

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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There

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Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

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Imprisoned Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released In November

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The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and received a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.

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British Fighters 'Escort' Russian Bombers Near U.K. Airspace

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A pair of Russian "Bear" bombers flew alarmingly close to British airspace on Wednesday. London has asked Moscow to explain the incident.

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Gunman Reportedly Kills 3 U.S. Contractors In Attack At Kabul Airport

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Three Americans who were working as contractors in Afghanistan died in a gunman's attack at Kabul's international airport complex Thursday, according to the AP.

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McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

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The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.

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Report: The Increasingly Unequal States Of America

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A new report finds the expanding income gap between most American workers and the top one percent persists. Even in a state with good wage growth, elite incomes climb faster.

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Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus

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The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.

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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

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A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.

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Study Finds Court Fees Also Punish The Families Of Those Who Owe

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The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.

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Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible

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Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.

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University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted On Murder Of Unarmed Black Man

University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted On Murder Of Unarmed Black Man

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never...

Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's...

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