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Punta Gorda, Florida: Woman Accidentally Shot and Killed During Police Academy Drill

Punta Gorda, Florida: Woman Accidentally Shot and Killed During Police Academy Drill

PUNTA GORDA, Florida — A woman was accidentally shot and killed during a community police academy exercise in Punta Gorda, Florida. Mary Knowlton was shot by a police officer during a “shoot/don’t shoot” role-play scenario at the Punta Gorda Citizen Police Academy, Police Chief Tom Lewis said at a news conference...

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Indian Activist Irom Sharmila Ends 16 Year Hunger Strike

One of India’s most prominent political activists ended a 16-year hunger strike Tuesday, licking honey from her hand and declaring “I will never forget this moment.” Irom Sharmila had been force-fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since November 2000, when she began her fast to protest a draconian security law that gives immense power to …

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