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Mother seeks revival of case against officers over shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court wrestled Tuesday over whether Baltimore police officers were justified in killing an unarmed mentally ill black man after his mother called 911 to get medical attention for her son. Maurice Donald Johnson, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was fatally shot by two Baltimore police officers during a … Continue reading

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Vatican seeks to quell Mexican anger over pope’s drug remark

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic tiff with Mexico after Pope Francis referred to the possible “Mexicanization” of his native Argentina from drug trafficking, the latest instance of Francis’ casual speaking style getting him into trouble. The Vatican said it had sent an official diplomatic note to Mexico’s … Continue reading