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Parents demand federal probe in NY police shooting
Parents demand federal probe in NY police shooting

By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led...full story
updated 2014-08-21 06:01 AM
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By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

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