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National & World A former cop who killed shares lessons on deadly force A former cop who killed shares lessons on deadly force (Photo Gallery)
It all happened in seconds. But those brief moments would forever change life for David Klinger, a self-described "beach kid" who'd dreamt of being a police officer since he was a kid. He'd entered the Los Angeles Police Academy in 1981 with a clear motive. He wanted to try to help make life better for the people of violence-ridden south-central Los Angeles.
National & World Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over
There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.
National & World Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit Swedish woman's Wall Street dream led to $850M lawsuit
She was a young woman from a tiny Swedish town who aspired to work on Wall Street. He was a married man from China who owned a Manhattan investment consulting firm. The intersection of their lives led to an $850 million lawsuit and a scurrilous civil trial involving allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking.
National & World Gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed Gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed (Photo Gallery)
Some couples rushed to marriage license bureaus and even wed Friday within hours of the Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country including in the 14 remaining states with bans. Steadfast activists who say traditional marriage is defined as a man and a woman vowed to defend rights of religious objectors and to try to battle back politically.