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Minneapolis Shifts $8 Million In Police Funding, But Keeps Force At Current Level

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| The City Council votes to expand other services, including violence prevention and mental health crisis response teams. But, facing a veto threat, it rejects proposed cuts in the police force.

Pompeo's Legacy Of Partisanship And Wading Into Political Waters

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Mike Pompeo's critics see his trip to Georgia, less than a month before key Senate runoff races, as another example of the secretary of state breaking norms by getting involved in domestic politics.

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Justice Dept. Sues Alabama Over Prison Conditions

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The federal lawsuit is an effort to get the state to improve prison conditions after negotiations with officials failed to result in voluntary change.

Michigan GOP Sidelines Democrat For Her 'Unacceptable' Response To Lynching Threats

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Days after Rep. Cynthia Johnson was harassed for her criticism of Rudy Giuliani, Michigan Republicans removed her from committee posts for sharing what they called a threatening video on Facebook.

McKinsey Apologizes For Helping Purdue Pharma 'Turbocharge' Opioid Sales

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The corporate consulting giant issued a rare apology for its behind-the-scenes work with Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. One senator called McKinsey's behavior "abhorrent."

Casey Goodson Update: Death At Deputy's Hand Is Ruled A Homicide

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The Franklin County, Ohio, Coroner's Office said in a statement that Goodson died of "multiple gunshot wounds to the torso" but did not address the family's claim that he had been shot in the back.

Arms Control: When Biden Takes Office, Clock Will Be Ticking To Save New START Treaty

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When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, he'll have 16 days to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to save the last arms control treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals.

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Federal Investigators Join Probe Into Casey Goodson Shooting Death

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The U.S. Justice Department said it is investigating whether Goodson, a 23-year-old Black man, had his civil rights violated when he was shot and killed by law enforcement Dec. 4.

Army Punishes 14 At Fort Hood After Review Sparked By Vanessa Guillén's Killing

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Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy cited profound problems at the base, including a command climate that was "permissive of sexual harassment and sexual assault."