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Deaf man shot by Oklahoma City police as neighbors screamed ‘he can’t hear’

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Man shot in Northwest Baltimore

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Man killed in Washington County shooting identified, no arrests made

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PD: Man shot and killed kitten, pet rat with BB gun

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Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cops shoot deaf man

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State Dept: US 'strongly opposes' Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

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State Dept: US 'strongly opposes' Iraqi Kurdish independence vote


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Man shot in Jefferson County crashes his car on way to hospital in Birmingham

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Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf
By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn't obeying the officers' commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt   Read More ...
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Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf - | WBTV Charlotte
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The Latest: Police order protesters to disband and leave
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): St. Louis County Police ordered protesters to leave an area near an upscale suburban shopping mall, saying anyone who didn't disperse could be arrested or face chemical munitions. Protest organizers urged the demonstrators to leave and most complied   Read More ...
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