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California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

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Ex-attorney accused in bizarre kidnap case to plead guilty

The bizarre saga of a Vallejo, Calif., kidnapping-for-ransom case, in which police initially accused the victims of carrying out an elaborate hoax, will take a major step toward a resolution Thursday when the accused abductor pleads guilty in a Sacramento federal courtroom, attorneys said.

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A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Protesters have taken to the streets of Charlotte following the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Officials allege a black officer opened fire on Scott after he emerged from his car with a gun in the University City area. Family members say Scott, a disabled black man, was holding a book.
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A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott 3:36

A timeline of the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

Keith Lamont Scott's wife releases video of shooting 2:24

Keith Lamont Scott's wife releases video of shooting

Another video surfaces of Missouri professor Melissa Click cursing at cops 2:21

Another video surfaces of Missouri professor Melissa Click cursing at cops

Dallas police chief after shootings: 2:37

Dallas police chief after shootings: "This must stop"