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What we know about the police killing of an unarmed black man in Sacramento

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| Stephon Clark, 22, died in a hail of police gunshots Sunday night in the darkened backyard of the home where he had been staying with his grandparents. Protesters have entered a second day of demonstrations after delaying an NBA game and a blocking a freeway.

'He's not a psychopath,' says Austin bombings suspect's friend

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A friend of the suspect, Jeremiah Jensen, describes Conditt as shy, smart and thoughtful. "He was an intense person and could be hard to love but he was a person," he says.

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Gun used in Thousand Oaks mall killing had been wrongfully returned

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Sheriff's officials wrongfully returned a gun to a man who used it to kill his ex-wife inside a busy SoCal mall last weekend, even though a judge had ordered the weapon be confiscated by investigators.

Austin bombing suspect identified; killed himself in standoff

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The dead suspect has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, a federal law enforcement source confirmed to NPR member station KUT in Austin.

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From 'Unabomber' to 'Mad Bomber,' a look at past serial bombers

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Authorities hunted for a suspect after a string of explosions that killed two people and shook Austin, Texas. Here's a look back at other cases of multiple bombings in the U.S.

Austin on edge as another explosion is reported late Tuesday

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Another explosion in Austin, Texas, injured one person Tuesday night, but city police say in tweet that the explosion was caused by an incendiary device and "At this time, we have no reason to believe this incident is related to previous package bombs."

LAPD will make body camera videos public under new policy

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The L.A. Police Commission has reversed the LAPD's prohibition on the release of video of officer-involved shootings and other serious incidents.

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Justices appear skeptical of California law challenged by anti-abortion centers

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Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are.

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Man arrested for bomb threat at SXSW Music Festival

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The bomb threat forced the shutdown of a concert by the hip-hop band The Roots, and follows several package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas.