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Toyota recalling more than 130,000 trucks because of air bag issues

Tundra truckToyota recalled 130,000 Tundra CrewMax cab and Double Cab trucks.

Toyota said the trucks may be equipped with a "center pillar garnish." That's a plastic panel on the interior. If it's installed wrong, it could keep a side panel airbag from opening or functioning properly.

According to the company, they are not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths caused by the problem.

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The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee

Abortion battle tennesseeThe most contentious political battle raging in Tennessee this year has nothing to do with control of the US Senate or the governor's mansion—it's taking place over a ballot measure that would make Tennessee the next hot zone in the war over abortion rights.

The referendum, called Amendment 1, would amend Tennessee's constitution to read: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion," including for pregnancies "resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother." If the amendment succeeds, it would allow state lawmakers to pass the kinds of draconian abortion restrictions seen in neighboring states. And pro- and anti-abortion rights groups are raising millions to swing the outcome.

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NRA Hosts "Killer Cop" Competition Amid National Outcry Over Police Violence

NPSCIn previous years the National Rifle Association's (NRA) National Police Shooting Competition (NPSC) included events with names like "Head Shots Only," in which the event's course description contends that police officers need to practice shooting directly at people's heads.

Courses like this are only one of the many reasons why, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, activists and family members of police shootings victims call the annual NPSC the "killer cop contest."

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Pennsylvania challenged over execution drugs secrecy in federal court

Lethal drugsThe secrecy imposed on the identity of the compounding pharmacy that supplied lethal drugs to Pennsylvania for use in executions is challenged on Thursday in an emergency legal motion lodged with a federal court.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania has asked judge Yvette Kane of the US district court in Harrisburg to unseal a set of legal documents that contain hidden details about the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs. In tune with many other death penalty states, Pennsylvania has shrouded its execution procedure in secrecy in the hope of keeping supply routes to the medicines open in the face of a tight international boycott led by the European Commission.

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Chardon High shooter T.J. Lane escapes from prison

TJ LaneT.J. Lane, who killed three students in an attack at Chardon High School in 2012, has escaped from prison in Lima, according to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol.

Lane,19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. One of the inmates was captured.  Lane and another inmate, Clifford Opperud, 45, remain at large.

Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said a search was underway in woods and a residential area near the prison, and the two escapees are considered dangerous.

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US sharply cutting deportations

jeh JohnsonPresident Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

According to an analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press, the federal agency responsible for deportations sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last October and July 28 this summer. During the same period a year earlier, it removed 320,167 people — a decrease of nearly 20 percent.

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Missouri passes training law for teachers who take guns to schools

Mo. teachers gun trainingMissouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools, and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote on Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led legislature to expand gun rights over the objections of the Democratic governor.

The new law will allow specially trained school employees to carry concealed guns on campuses under the designation of “school protection officers.” It will also allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns openly — even in cities or towns that impose their own bans against open carrying. In addition, the minimum age to obtain a concealed weapons permit will drop to 19 from 21.

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