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Obama visits Arctic community to discuss Native issues
ANCHORAGE/JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit a community north of the Arctic Circle, a trek the White House hopes will bring into focus how climate change is affecting Americans.

Baltimore judge to weigh motions in high-profile police death case
(Reuters) - A Baltimore court will hear pretrial arguments on Wednesday in the case against six U.S. police officers accused in the death of a black man from an injury in police custody.



U.S. court to weigh release of last 'Angola 3' inmate in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Louisiana on Wednesday will consider whether to release the last of the so-called Angola Three prisoners, a man who spent most of four decades in solitary confinement.



Parents of woman shot in San Francisco file wrongful death claims
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The family of a woman shot dead on a San Francisco pier in July filed wrongful death claims on Tuesday against the sheriff and two federal agencies, citing negligence and other errors in the handling of an undocumented immigrant accused of killing her.

Police hunt for suspects in killing of Illinois veteran officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and dogs searched northern Illinois on Tuesday night for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said.



Missouri executes man who raped, killed teenage girl
(Reuters) - Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said.