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Stancil's mother speaks out about abuse allegations

Updated: 04/15/2015 - The mother of Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, the 20-year-old accused of shooting and killing 44-year-old Ron Lane, his former supervisor at Wayne Community College says her son is "rattled and confused."

Researchers: Gun owners face much higher murder risks

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Back in the early 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provided funding for studies on gun violence. The NRA was not pleased.

Working, but needing public assistance anyway

Posted: 04/13/2015 - A home health care worker in Durham, N.C.; a McDonald’s cashier in Chicago; a bank teller in New York; an adjunct professor in Mayfield, Ill. They are all evidence of an improving economy, because they are working and not among the steadily declining ranks of the unemployed.

The IRS has new favorite people to audit

Posted: 04/11/2015 - If you’re scared of an audit by the IRS, there’s less to fear these days. New data show that budget cuts at the IRS mean the agency is investigating fewer wealthy taxpayers.

Police cruiser video shows moments before fatal shooting

Posted: 04/09/2015 - The traffic stop starts like any other: an officer pulls over a motorist, walks up to the driver's side window and asks for license and registration. What happened minutes later appears to take place without any obvious sign of provocation or conflict:

When can police use lethal force against a fleeing suspect?

Updated: 04/17/2015 - The law gives police officers latitude to use deadly force when they feel physically endangered, but there's far less legal flexibility when it comes to opening fire at fleeing individuals. Here's a look at legal issues raised by Saturday's police shooting in South Carolina in which video recorded by a bystander shows a black man being shot in the back and killed as he runs away.

VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

Posted: 04/09/2015 - Government data reviewed by The Associated Press shows that the number of patients facing long waits at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics has not been dropping, despite reforms and a funding boost last summer.

Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

Posted: 04/09/2015 - Walgreens plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as the nation's largest drugstore chain expands on a $1 billion cost-reduction plan it announced last August.

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