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St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson speaks at a news conference Monday, May 22, 2017, announcing a federal lawsuit to stop a St. Louis ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions." The suit says the law enacted in February infringes on freedom of religion rights of those who oppose abortion. Behind Carlson are attorney Sarah Pitlyk, left, of the Thomas More Society, a non-profit law firm that filed the suit, and Peggy Forrest, executive director of Our Lady's Inn, which provides services for pregnant women who are homeless and is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
Catholics challenge St. Louis' 'abortion sanctuary' lawSome St. Louis Catholics are suing the city over an ordinance that protects women against workplace discrimination based on whether they've had an abortion, used contraceptives or are pregnant
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Cafe worker fired over anti-police insults on cop's receiptA New Jersey restaurant worker who wrote insults on a police officer's receipt has been fired
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Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snackPolice in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during a fight outdoors traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old boy who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table
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Judge Janet Sanders presides as jury selection begins for Commonwealth vs. Michael McCarthy in Suffolk Superior Court, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Boston. McCarthy is charged with the murder of 2-year-old Bella Bond, whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.. Sitting in, but not presiding, is Judge Anthony Campo, new to the Superior Court.   (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby DoeJury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island
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Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removalA Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments
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People gather for a candlelight vigil at a bus shelter at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md, Sunday, May 21, 2017, where visiting student was fatally stabbed. A University of Maryland student was charged Sunday with fatally stabbing a visiting student on campus in what police have described as an unprovoked attack that rattled the school over graduation weekend. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Authorities: Stabbing of black student possible hate crimeAuthorities say the fatal stabbing of a black student visiting the University of Maryland is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime after white student arrested in his death
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Detective won't face charges in fatal July 4th shootingA Washington, D.C., transit police detective won't face charges in the fatal shooting of a man who fired into a crowd and at the detective on the Fourth of July last year
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Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVSA woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a central Florida CVS store
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Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruptionGraduation day at Yale included the awarding of degrees, a union demonstration and a man who had to be tackled
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Evacuations lifted as crews advance on fire near San DiegoOfficials say a criminal investigation has been launched into the origin of a brush fire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate southeast of San Diego
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The Latest: Mississippi rep apologizes for lynching commentsA Mississippi lawmaker says he was wrong to call for Louisiana leaders to be lynched for removing Confederate monuments and is asking for forgiveness
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A motivational sign is displayed in a classroom window at Forest Grove High School in Forest Grove, Ore., on May 4, 2017. Kimberley Shearer, coordinator for the new Sexual Incident Response Committee at the 6,000-student Forest Grove School District says officials have learned the difference between age-appropriate experimentation and dangerous sexual behavior. Officials may be able to scan social media, but the kids know what’s really going on. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assaultStudents across the U.S. have begun organizing campaigns to fight sexual assault in elementary and secondary schools
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