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FILE - In this Thursday, July 20, 2017 file photo, Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, center, stands with police inspector Kathy Waite, left, and assistant chief Medaria Arradondo during a news conference in Minneapolis.  People who have worked closely with Arradondo tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He's friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve sour relations between the police and the city's black community, Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File)
Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community rootsPeople who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that would suit him well in the role, but some wonder whether an outsider might be preferable
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In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force. Noor, a Somali-American, has been identified by his attorney as the officer who fatally shot Justine Damond, of Australia, late Saturday, July 15, 2017, after she called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault. (City of Minneapolis via AP)
The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is relationship builderMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says her nominee for police chief is adept at building relationships and that skill is crucial in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911
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Timeline of Justine Damond shootingTimeline of Justine Damond shooting in Minneapolis, compiled from police and investigative reports
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Timeline of Justine Damond shootingTimeline of Justine Damond shooting in Minneapolis, compiled from police and investigative reports
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This combination of photos provided by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department shows six Burundi teenagers who were reported missing on July 19, 2017, after participating in an international robotics competition in Washington. The two girls and four boys ranging in age from 16 to 18 are, from top left, Richard Irakoze, Kevin Sabumukiza, Nice Munezero, and from bottom left, Aristide Irambona, Don Ingabire, and Audrey Mwamikazi. (Washington Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit eventThe disappearance of six Burundi teens this week from an international robotics competition in the nation's capital is casting a spotlight on the visa process used to admit competitors
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The Latest: Burundi teens' exit highlights visa concernsThe disappearance of six Burundi teens this week from an international robotics competition in the nation's capital is casting a spotlight on the visa process used to admit competitors
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Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn't marked properlyNigeria's military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the operational maps
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Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priestA Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinks has been found not guilty in northern Michigan
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-EritreaChina would consider sending peacekeepers for Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute after Qatar left
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, reappears after medical treatmentZimbabwe's Mugabe in 1st public appearance since medical treatment, speaks on campaign trail
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Tanzania: Opposition figure arrested for rebuking presidentTanzania: Opposition figure arrested, accused of calling president a dictator
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Gambia investigators find dozens more Jammeh-linked assetsGambia investigators find dozens of additional assets linked to former leader Jammeh
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Cameroon finds 2 bodies after 34 soldiers missing in capsizeCameroon finds 2 bodies after 34 soldiers missing in capsizing of vessel on Atlantic
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In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes backIn South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back; 'I never thought I'd be here'
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Burundi leader urges nearly 250,000 refugees to return homeBurundi's leader urges nearly 250,000 refugees to return home, saying country now calm
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