By Ian Simpson and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State militant group that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the group's direct involvement. The Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State (IS) said on its official online radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, a suburb of Dallas.
On Monday, April 27, 2015, the images in Baltimore from parts of the city were surreal. Burning cars and buildings. Smashed windows. Looted stores. Phalanxes of police in riot gear. The governor declaring a state of emergency. The National Guard being summoned. This is what was occurring in parts of Baltimore during the ensuing protests...
New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with Baltimore officials and the family of a 25-year-old black man killed by police last month and vowed to help the city pursue police reform. The meeting in Baltimore came the week after the city's top prosecutor brought criminal charges against the six officers involved in the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray, who suffered a spinal injury that led to his death a week later. Gray's death was the latest in a series of police killings of unarmed black men across the United States, and provoked weeks of largely peaceful protests punctuated by a day of arson and looting on April 27. "We lost a young man's life and it begins to represent so many things." The Justice Department, she said, will work with the city as it seeks to improve its police department.
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