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Daniel Shaver shooting: Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder

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Last year's fatal shooting of a Texas man by Arizona police was caught on body-camera video and showed him sobbing with his hands up, begging for his life in his final moments.

Partners kiss at a gay marriage ceremony - Photo credit: abcnetau

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Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

Trent Franks resigns over surrogacy allegation.

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Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced his resignation Thursday evening as the House Ethics Committee announced it was opening an investigation into potential sexual misconduct.

Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 60 years for child porn crimes

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A former elite sports doctor whose sexual assault cases have rocked Michigan State University and the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

Ex-South Carolina Cop Gets 20 Years in Prison for Black Motorist's Death

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The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni Bryson (left) arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Franken announced on the Senate floor that he would be resigning "in the coming weeks." Getty image

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, announced Thursday that he will be resigning. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been "the great honor of my life" and that nothing he has done as a senator "has brought dishonor" on the institution. But he said, "it's become clear that I can't both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator" for the people of Minnesota.

The 'silence breakers' of #MeToo movement named Time magazine's 2017 person of the year

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The "silence breakers" — the women behind this year's #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — are Time magazine's 2017 person of the year.

Conyers Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations. AP photo

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his decision to step down from Congress as of Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple women.

Earl Kimrey (L) and 3-year-old Mariah Woods. Photo credit - wbtw

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Authorities believe they found the body of 3-year-old Mariah Woods in a creek outside Jacksonville, North Carolina, the FBI said Saturday. She had been missing for nearly a week.

Former Bosnian Croat military commander - Slobodan Praljak - drinks poison in court as sentence is upheld.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Seconds after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year war crimes sentence on Wednesday, former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered judge halted the hearing and Praljak was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.

NBC News fires ‘Today’ anchor Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

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Matt Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Royal wedding looms as Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

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One of the world’s most eligible bachelors is officially off the market.

South African Court Doubles Pistorius Sentence

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Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Serena Williams ties the knot with Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

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Serena Williams' eventful year continues.

Jeff Sessions sued by 12-year-old girl with epilepsy who wants to legalize medical marijuana

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being sued by a 12-year-old Colorado girl suffering from epilepsy who aims to legalize medical marijuana nationwide.

Ex-President Obama Shows Up for Jury Duty in Chicago. AFP photo

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Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday morning.

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont granted conditional release by Belgian judge

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Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers were released with conditions in Belgium on Sunday after turning themselves in to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

Texas Church Shooting Update: Twenty-six dead, at least twenty injured, shooter identified as Devin Kelley. NBC Photo

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The suspected shooter who opened fire in a rural Texas church was court-martialed during his time in the U.S. Air Force for assault of his spouse and their child, according to military records.

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