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Lawmaker seeks independent review of reserve deputy program

Lawmaker calls for independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program after fatal shooting
Sean Murphy, The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. - A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others.

Some of those questions stemmed from a statement reserve deputy Robert Bates made about his past law enforcement experience and training in a report about the April 2 fatal shooting of Eric Harris.

As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

Lincoln tomb caretakers reel from negative critique, budget cuts on assassination anniversary
Kerry Lester, The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president's assassination.

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