People view a memorial to a man killed by police on Skid Row in Los Angeles. The police say two officers who were at the scene were wearing body cameras. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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LAPD Shooting Update: 2 Body Cameras And A Gun Malfunction

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

Corrections officer Sgt. Charles Galaviz secures an inmate for transfer with handcuffs and shackles Jan. 24 at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, in Lexington, Okla. Overtime is mandatory for correctional officers in the state's prisons, which have a manpower shortage of about 33 percent and the highest inmate homicide rate in the country. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma WPRN

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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A Lego model of All Souls Church rests on the altar, which was retained when the Bolton, England, church was renovated into an interfaith community center. The model was built by children taking part in an after-school program there. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Religion

In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

Dr. Chuck Denham gave the keynote speech at a patient safety conference held at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011. Safety Leaders/Flickr hide caption

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Alleged Patient Safety Kickbacks Lead To $1 Million Settlement ProPublica

The Justice Department claimed patient safety celebrity Dr. Chuck Denham solicited payments from a medical products company to win a prestigious National Quality Forum endorsement for its antiseptic.

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Workers walk inside the LyondellBasell oil refinery in Houston in 2013. Lower oil prices are stoking fears of an economic decline in the region. Donna Carson/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy KUHF

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Abortion rights opponent Brian Normile of Beavercreek, Ohio, holds up a poster during a prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., in January. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

A teenage Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger during the segregation era in Montgomery, Ala. Courtesy of Claudette Colvin hide caption

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Code Switch

Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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