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A star of David as an element of architecture.
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Among the numerous worrisome aspects of Donald Trump’s ascendance to the presidency is the resurgence of anti-Semitism.

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Five more Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers are facing criminal charges for allegedly beating four civilians at a city bar four years ago. 

City Council President Justin Hurst of Springfield, Massachusetts, is sworn in by Judge Charles Groce III on January 7, 2019 at Springfield City Hall.
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The new city council president in Springfield, Massachusetts, says he'll continue to push for change at the police department.

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET

A lone gunman carrying a .45-caliber pistol killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., late Wednesday, authorities say. When the shooting started, the Borderline Bar & Grill likely held hundreds of people, drawn by the weekly "College Country Night."

The dead include Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of law enforcement who went into the nightclub within minutes of receiving an emergency call. As many as 15 people inside the bar were injured, and one person had a minor gunshot wound.

Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer Gregg Bigda, left, and former Springfield detective Steven Vigneault, right.
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Updated at 4:25 p.m.

A federal indictment alleges two Springfield, Massachusetts, police officers used excessive force during the arrests of two Latino teenagers in 2016. The officers have pleaded not guilty.

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