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GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats’ policing policy

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DES MOINES, Iowa — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two...

Cost for California recall that could oust Newsom: $215M

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LOS ANGELES — It will cost California counties an estimated $215 million to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic...

Homicides are up, but GOP misleads with claims about blame

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WASHINGTON — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of violent crime," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Democrat-run...

Mayor of Ecuador’s capital is dismissed, faces graft probe

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QUITO, Ecuador — The mayor of Ecuador’s capital was removed from office on Thursday following multiple allegations of wrongdoing and the opening of a...

Arizona sheriff’s immigration patrols to cost public $200M

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PHOENIX — The costs to taxpayers from a racial profiling lawsuit stemming from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration patrols in metro Phoenix a decade...

Shooting highlights lack of body cams among Portland police

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Two police officers raised their weapons while sheltering behind a tree in a Portland park. They yelled at a homeless man...

Portland leaders to re-establish anti-gun violence unit

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The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and city commissioners have reached a deal on proposals intended to stem a spike in gun violence over the...

Portland mayor seeks $2 million to stem rampant gun violence

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, announced Thursday he would seek $2 million in one-time funding for police, other agencies and outreach...

San Francisco paying $16.1 million for homeless tent camps

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is paying $16.1 million to feed and house people in tent villages as the city struggles with a swelling...