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US Newspaper Tracks Police Shootings

A prominent U.S. newspaper says it is tracking the number of people killed by police across the U.S., as the country debates the use of lethal force. The Washington Post says 385 people have been killed nationwide by police in the first five months of 2015 — a rate close to 2.6 people a day. The newspaper said at that rate, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year. The Washington Post described its tracking of the fatal shootings as...

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