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Fort Worth City Council in Texas approves $400,000 settlement with injured bar patron
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The Fort Worth City Council recently approved without debate a $400,000 settlement to Chad Gibson, the man who suffered a head injury during the much-documented inspection of the Rainbow Lounge gay bar almost two years ago. The vote settles Gibson's claim for damages against the city. He said excessive force was used against him during his arrest at the south Fort Worth bar in June 2009. More

Chicago may be liable for busting anti-war rally
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More than 900 people who were arrested by Chicago police during a 2003 protest of the Iraq War can sue the city, the 7th Circuit ruled. As the United States prepared to invade Iraq eight years ago, a group of war opponents planned to march through downtown Chicago in protest. Although protest organizers had no formal time or agreed-upon route, the police did not object to the demonstration. More

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Japan nuclear crisis: Engineers reconnect all 6 reactors to electrical grid
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They were also able to cool a pool holding spent nuclear fuel from boiling, reducing the risk of releasing radioactive steam. Power was also partially restored to the control room of one of the six reactors at the crippled plant — the number three reactor which is a particular concern as it contains a potentially volatile mixture of uranium and plutonium. More

Lines drawn over ICE initiative
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Omer Frappier sounds confident. "When anyone is printed in Rhode Island, within minutes, we know who they are," he said. State law requires police departments to send to the BCI information, including fingerprints, about everyone charged with a crime more serious than an ordinance violation. More

St. Louis firefighters say let's talk
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It appears the International Association of Firefighters Local 73 likes what they are hearing from St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green. In a statement Jeff Glorioso, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 73, said the union appreciates Greens efforts to avoid the layoff of 30 firefighters. More

Indianapolis City Council will be asked to give Frank Straub control over safety communications system
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Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub would gain control over the county's emergency communication system under a proposal being introduced tonight at the City-County Council meeting. The proposal would create a new Division of Public Safety Communications and dissolve an agency that has worked since 1992 to ensure that all Marion County first responders are on the same wavelength. More

Driver admits he was operating deadly train ride too fast
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The driver of a children's train ride told police he was driving too fast prior to Saturday's accident at a South Carolina park that left a 6-year-old boy dead and sent 18 people to the hospital. A child captured the fatal accident on video, recording the harrowing moments when the train, carrying 28 people, flew off the tracks. More

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