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FILE - In this April 9, 2015, file photo, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo listens to testimony during his trial in Cleveland. A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of Brelo charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire. Saturday, May 23, 2015 verdict comes after four weeks of testimony in Brelo's trial in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Wiliiams in November 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool, File)A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.


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Men walk past a Yes vote campaign graffiti in central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriageA referendum marking a dramatic social shift is approved by a landslide, supporters and opponents say


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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)The Senate struggles unsuccessfully early Saturday to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs.


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