Across America

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper gave former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley his full-throated endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, attempting to secure a smoother path for her to become the Democrats' nominee to wrest a seat held by a Republican since 2005.

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Deven Osborne yearned to play college football. The high school senior, a wide receiver who lived in the Los Angeles area, hoped he might achieve his goal when a Dixie State University football coach invited him to visit the school in St. George, Utah. Osborne was intrigued by the possibilit…

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DENVER — Maryland repealed its half-century-old Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Washington state reformed use-of-force policies and created a new agency to investigate when officers use deadly force. And California overcame objections from police unions to make sure officers fired i…