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News of the day from across the nation, Oct. 21

1 Police shooting: The U.S. Justice Department has refused to release a report on the North Charleston Police Department after the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in South Carolina. The federal agency said it is holding onto the material because of its “commitment to respecting local law enforcement,” the Post and Courier of Charleston reported. The newspaper filed an open records request for the report sought by North Charleston officials after the 2015 shooting of Walter Scott. The Justice Department’s Chaun Eason said the Justice Department no longer releases reports of investigations of local police.

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