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Homicides Spike in Some US Cities

Federal law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out why there has been a recent spike in homicides in more than two dozen U.S. cities. Data released recently by the Major Cities Chiefs Association show first-quarter homicides increased in about half of the 63 police departments represented in the report over the same period a year ago. The other law enforcement agencies said homicide rates remain unchanged or below last year's levels. There were sharp increases in...

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