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Woman in iconic WWII Times Square kissing photo dies

Vj day kissGreta Zimmer Friedman, whose kiss with a sailor on V-J Day was captured in an iconic photo, has died at the age of 92.

Friedman’s son told CBS News she passed away on Thursday after she was in an assisted living facility for the past two years.

The image of Friedman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square captures the scene after Americans learned the Japanese were surrendering on September 2, 1945, bringing World War II to an end.



California prosecutor to charge 7 officers in sex scandal

California DA Nancy O'MalleySeven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers will be charged in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager who was later arrested in Florida in an unrelated assault case, a prosecutor said Friday.

The wide-ranging scandal surfaced in June when the teenager, who described herself as a prostitute, said she had sex with about 30 law enforcement officials in Oakland and elsewhere in the region.


Federal government halts work on part of pipeline project

dakota pipelineThe federal government stepped into the fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, ordering work to stop on one segment of the project in North Dakota and asking the Texas-based company building it to "voluntarily pause" action on a wider span that an American Indian tribe says holds sacred artifacts.

The government's order came minutes after a judge rejected a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to halt construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline.


One dead, at least two injured in West Texas high school shooting

Alpine High shootingAt least one person is dead and two other people, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting at a rural West Texas high school, local law enforcement said

The Brewster County Sheriff's Office said the dead person is believed to be the shooter from a self-inflicted wound. An Alpine High School student and an Alpine, Texas, police officer were injured in the incident. The school continued to be on lockdown past noon Thursday.


Obama's nomination of first Muslim federal judge praised by advocates

Abid QureshiBarack Obama has taken the historic step of nominating the first Muslim candidate to become a federal judge.

The announcement comes just weeks after White House candidate Donald Trump made controversial remarks that it was “possible, absolutely” that Muslim judges could be biased against him.


Ferguson, Missouri, protest leader found shot dead in burning car: police

Ferguson protest leader found deadA federal investigation later found patterns of racial discrimination by Ferguson police.  The demonstrations helped to coalesce the civil rights movement Black Lives Matter.

"I don’t recall anyone having a longer protest, a more productive protest, a more creative protest than what we did," Seals said in an interview with MTV released in November 2014. "I don’t think people will ever really appreciate what we did until years from now."


Dallas Morning News: Trump 'does not deserve your vote'

dallas Morning News attacks TrumpThe Dallas Morning News on Tuesday declared Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president, writing in an editorial that the GOP nominee does not represent Republican ideals.

The newspaper has endorsed the Republican Party's nominee for president every year since 1964. It said that for generations, it had been clear what it meant to be a Republican: "A belief in individual liberty. Free markets. Strong national defense."


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