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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

African American History MuseumBlack history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story.

With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans' often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it is today.

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Protesters in Charlotte demand police release tapes of shooting

video released by nc familyProtesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, for a fourth night on Friday, calling on law enforcement to "release the tapes" of the fatal police shooting of a black man, hours after the victim's family released its own video.

Dozens of protesters gathered after nightfall in a small park before setting off on a march through city streets, chanting "Resist the police" and calling for the video to be made public.

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Wells Fargo CEO resigns from federal bank panel after wide-scale fraud

john StumpfWells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, under fire following disclosures employees created some 1.5 million bank accounts without customer authorization, stepped down as district representative to a federal banking advisory panel.

Stumpf said it was a personal decision to resign from the Federal Advisory Council, a group of 12 bankers that consults with and advises the Federal Reserve System's board of governors on economic and banking matters. Stumpf represented the 12th district.

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President Barack Obama vetoes 9/11 bill

ObamaUS President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

In a statement accompanying his veto message, Obama said on Friday he had "deep sympathy" for the 9/11 victims' families and their desire to see justice for their relatives.

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Tulsa DA Charges Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher

Tulsa cop chargedTulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby will be charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, according to the Tulsa County district attorney. Shelby will turn herself in, according to her attorney, Scott Wood.

Shelby reacted "unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation" with Crutcher, according to an affidavit by an investigator with the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office. Shelby became "emotionally involved" to the point that she overreacted, the affidavit states, adding that she was "not able to see any weapons or bulges indicating a weapon was present."

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State of emergency declared in Charlotte

Charlotte riots

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke to a state of emergency on Thursday with National Guard troops deployed on the streets after a second night of violent protests over the fatal police shooting of a black man.

One person was on life support after being shot by a civilian late Wednesday as riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades to try to disperse demonstrators who looted stores and threw rocks, bottles and fireworks.

Four police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, city officials said.

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Texas threatens to leave federal refugee resettlement program

Greg AbbottTexas threatened to leave the federal refugee resettlement program, citing security concerns in seeking a more thorough examination of refugees.

On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said his state told the Office of Refugee Resettlement, an agency of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, it would leave the program unless a state plan requiring additional vetting of refugees is approved.

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