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Baltimore asks Justice Department to investigate police practices

Attorney General Loretta Lynch accompanied by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks during a work meeting at Baltimore City Hall in BaltimoreBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate the city's police department for civil rights violations after the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody. The investigation will look into police practices such as frisks, street stops of suspects and arrests to see if they violate the U.S. Constitution, Rawlings-Blake said at a news conference. The request follows the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, who sustained spinal injuries after being arrested. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan lifted a state of emergency for Baltimore on Wednesday.


Yoko Ono designs coffee cup line inspired by tragedies

This image released by Illy North America shows a collection of espresso cups and saucers called, Yoko Ono: Mended Cups - illy Art Collection, featuring the dates and places of six tragic events written in Ono's handwriting. The collection is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese technique of repairing cracked pottery with brushstrokes of gold. The line for illy Art Collection is being released alongside Ono’s upcoming show at the Museum of Modern Art. (Lou Manna/Illy North America via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoko Ono is expressing herself through espresso cups.


Safety switches may redeem potent CAR T cancer therapies
By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - New therapies that clinical data show can eliminate blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma in 40 percent to 90 percent of patients may have to be genetically modified to include a switch that shields healthy cells from attack. The therapies could generate tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for drugmakers including Kite Pharma and Juno Therapeutics Inc, once they are approved. The therapies involve using what are known as CAR T cells, which are white blood cells taken from the body and genetically modified to have the cancer-spotting traits of antibodies. Doctors say the reason is that the modified T cells cause inflammation because they kill so many cancer cells so quickly.
Tornadoes hit Oklahoma City area, airport evacuated
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A series of tornadoes, including a major twister, touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, flipping cars and causing severe flooding and the escape of bears from an exotic wildlife park, officials said. Bears briefly escaped from enclosures at an animal park after a tornado struck the city of Tuttle, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Oklahoma City, the Grady County Sheriff's Office said. Earlier in the day, passengers, visitors and employees at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City were evacuated to a pedestrian tunnel for about 30 minutes as the storms moved through the area, the airport said. Several roads were closed because of debris, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said.
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