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Fraternity Closes Ole Miss Chapter After Racial Incident

From CNN:

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has closed its chapter at the University of Mississippi after three of its members were suspected of tying a noose around the neck of a campus statue of civil rights icon James Meredith.

Fourth U.S. Navy Official Charged in Bribery Investigation

From Reuters:

The fourth U.S. Navy official charged in the widening corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor made his first court appearance on Thursday, accused of accepting gifts of cash, electronics and luxury hotel stays.

Mo. Man Charged with Raping, Torturing Women Over 8-Year Period

From CBS News:

A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said.

Suspect Arrested in String of Kansas City-Area Highway Shootings

From Fox News:

Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree to End Police Sex Loophole

From The New York Times:

Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.

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