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UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

Protesters ask federal courts to curb police

Police violated the constitutional rights of protesters upset by the death in Ferguson, Missouri, of an unarmed black man, lawyers told a federal judge Wednesday in urging he step in and curb the police.

Local law enforcement agencies have made effort to increase use of body cameras

Obama announces steps to strengthen community policing

President Barack Obama announced steps to strengthen community policing Monday. Part of his plan includes increasing the use of body worn cameras — an effort some local law enforcement agencies in Callaway County have started making in the past year.

Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police by recording events like the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to dispel the resulting racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Monsanto to pay Pacific Northwest wheat farmers

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.

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Missouri executes serial killer Franklin (with VIDEO interview)

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.

White House: Workers should plan to work Thursday

The federal government is back open for business.

House Roll Call: Vote to end govt shutdown

Here are details of the 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.

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Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says a shooting at the United States Capitol is related to a vehicle that tried to ram a security barricade at the White House.

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Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.

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Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51

Death toll expected to rise

A mile-wide tornado churned through the Oklahoma City suburbs, destroying homes for the second day in a row Monday, as part of a severe weather outbreak that was expected to spread in other parts of the Plains and Midwest.

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Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time

It's time to set the clocks forward an hour for daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time arrives in the U.S. with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening light.

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Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he's too infirm

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics.

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Snow falls in Southeast; 1 death linked to storm

A winter storm made its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping snow in states recovering from days of rain, playing a role in at least one fatality, and leaving thousands without power.

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Man kills mother, then 26 at Conn. grade school

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 28 people dead.

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