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Ferguson police start wearing cameras

FERGUSON, Mo.— Police officers here began wearing body cameras over the weekend as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed teenager dead.

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Church sues over N.C. ban on same-sex marriage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A group of Charlotte-area ministers have helped launch the country’s first faith-based challenge to a same-sex marriage ban, claiming in a lawsuit filed Monday that North Carolina’s laws block them from practicing their religion.

Scalia set to play key role in Supreme Court smartphone case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s new champion of the Fourth Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year’s most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest.

National high school graduation rate exceeds 80% for the first time

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit group founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

FDA advises against using extra-strength acetaminophen

LOS ANGELES — Apparently, the FDA’s warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the drug agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for, and stop taking medications containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen.