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Minneapolis community guards against extremists who try to recruit young Somalis for jihad
The nation's largest community of Somalis is on a mission to stamp out recruiting for Syrian extremist groups in Minneapolis after a handful of people left to join militants.

Authorities investigate social media post suggesting leak by member of Ferguson grand jury
Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer.

Suspect in Hannah Graham case mentioned in 2003 sexual assault
Christopher Newport University said in a statement Wednesday that Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was included in a campus police file stemming from an on-campus sexual assault on September 7, 2003. 

State police: 2 troopers searching for ambush suspect suffer injuries in accident
State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

Group sues transit agency after it rejects 'Killing Jews' ads for New York City buses
A pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

Unusually intense storms mark monsoon season in Southwest
This year's Southwest monsoon season will be remembered for unusually intense storms that brought months' worth of rain in just one day.

Consumer group sues Health and Human Services to obtain info about Missouri insurance rates
A consumer group is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to obtain information used to justify insurance rates in Missouri.

Lawmaker Hopeful US Marine Will be Released from Mexican Jail
A key lawmaker on the House Foreign Affairs Committee expect the Marine now held in a Mexican prison on gun charges to be released shortly on humanitarian grounds.

Man cleared in Taliban terror case suing US
Irfan Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realize the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver and service technician, and operated a limousine company. He was an avid cricket player. Then he stepped up to a California computer industry job in 2011 that promised a good living.

ACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.

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