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Homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration

The uptick, if it continues, threatens to draw resources away from other police department initiatives — and reverse some of the progress cities have made against violent crime over the last two decades.

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Feds probing videotaped arrest of disruptive student

The Justice Department opened a civil rights probe Tuesday into the arrest of a student who refused to leave her high school class, after a deputy was recorded flipping the girl backward in her desk and tossing her across the classroom floor.