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BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man who had been seriously injured while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring.
The US Army has decided to keep its elite Ranger School open to women, a high profile step in the Pentagon's efforts to remove barriers to women serving in combat. For now, women are still barred from serving in Ranger combat units, but just earning the tab is a mark of distinction that can set a young officer on a track toward top commands. President Barack Obama's administration decided in 2013 that all combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the infantry, artillery, armor and special forces.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police officer didn't need to use a leg sweep to take down a 58-year-old Indian man who was partially paralyzed when he hit the ground, one of the officer's colleagues said Wednesday.