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Reports: Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct  |   

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter  |   

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear  |   

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal  |   

The deal would make Charter Communications a significant rival to Comcast, which had also sought to buy Time Warner but it met regulatory objections.

At Least 5 Are Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma  |   

From Houston to Dallas and into Oklahoma, torrential rains led to violent floods that killed at least five people. Twelve others are missing in Texas. More rain is in the forecast.