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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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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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Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say

During a protest at Winthrop University, students said they want the board of trustees to change the name of Tillman Hall, one of Winthrop's oldest and most prominent buildings, because its namesake was a notorious racist. Tillman Hall was formerly known as Main Building until the 1960s, when the name was changed in memory of Benjamin Tillman, a former South Carolina governor and U.S. senator, who was instrumental in starting Winthrop in the late 1800s.
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Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say 1:28

Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say

Students stage 'die-in,' and protest at Winthrop University in Rock Hill 1:30

Students stage 'die-in,' and protest at Winthrop University in Rock Hill

Winthrop students in Rock Hill feel sadness, rage over shootings 4:00

Winthrop students in Rock Hill feel sadness, rage over shootings

African-Americans in Rock Hill respond to Donald Trump 1:17

African-Americans in Rock Hill respond to Donald Trump