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Greenhills Police Department(CINCINNATI) — A police officer who killed a man in Cincinnati during a traffic stop will be charged with murder, the Hamilton County prosecutor said Wednesday, noting, “This was the purposeful killing of another person.”

“I’m treating him like a murderer,” prosecutor Joseph Deters said during a news conference when describing the warrant out for a police officer who killed Samuel DuBose, 43, earlier this month.

Footage released Wednesday from a police officer’s body cam lasts about 10 minutes and shows the shooting.

“I have been doing this for 30 years,” Deters said. “This is the most asinine act I have ever seen a police officer make.”

Deters said he was “shocked” when he saw the video and his heart broke for what the video would mean to the community.

“It’s just bad. It’s just bad what he did and it shouldn’t have happened,” Deters said.

The University of Cincinnati canceled classes Wednesday as the city braced for the release of video footage showing the shooting of DuBose.

Footage from university police officer Ray Tensing’s body cam was released along with the result of the grand jury’s investigation. If convicted, Tensing could receive life in prison, Deters said. Deters said there’s no evidence race was an issue in the killing, when asked by reporters.

“This guy didn’t deserve to be tased and he certainly didn’t deserve to be shot in the head,” Deters said of DuBose.

DuBose was killed during a traffic stop on July 19 near the University of Cincinnati’s campus, authorities said, noting that DuBose was stopped because his car did not have a license plate in the front.

The officer “wasn’t dealing with someone who was wanted for murder,” Deters said. “He was dealing with someone without a front license plate.”

DuBose apparently refused to provide a driver’s license, produced an open alcohol bottle and a struggle ensued, during which Tensing was knocked to the ground, UC Police Department chief Jason Goodrich said during a news conference last week.

Goodrich said the officer fired one shot into DuBose’s head.

Deters called what sparked the shooting a “chicken-crap stop.”

“I could have used harsher words,” he said.

Tensing is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure, Goodrich said last week.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The “shrug” emoticon is just a combination of punctuation marks, but for Senate Democrats like Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, it speaks volumes.

Whitehouse brought a sign featuring little more than the now-universal signal for “I don’t know” to the Senate floor, as he and some Democratic colleagues discussed what they said was the Republican Party’s lack of a plan on climate change.

“We’ve seen exactly nothing,” he said. “That is to say, nothing but complaints.”

The use of a shrug emoticon is more than just a ploy for a senator to get people tweeting out CSPAN screengrabs of their floor speeches (which it does) — it’s part of an organized policy strategy, said Whitehouse’s spokesman Seth Larson.

“It’s a graphic that we worked with Senate Democratic leadership to put together to highlight the fact that the Republicans call the clean power plan a war on coal but at the end of the day they try changing the subject or ignore the reality,” Larson said. “We wanted to drive point home: the Republicans have no credibility, have no plan of their own.”

Larson likened this debate to that over the Affordable Care Act, which he said Republicans complained about but had no plan of their own, and added that using an emoticon is a way to infuse humor to convey a serious point.

And it’s not the first time the shrug has appeared on the Senate floor. Back in May, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, also a Democrat, used it to demonstrate what he said was the GOP’s plan to respond to the Supreme Court if it decided that Obamacare subsidies in states that were using the federal health exchange were in fact unconstitutional.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The “shrug” emoticon is just a combination of punctuation marks, but for Senate Democrats like Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, it speaks volumes.

Whitehouse brought a sign featuring little more than the now-universal signal for “I don’t know” to the Senate floor, as he and some Democratic colleagues discussed what they said was the Republican Party’s lack of a plan on climate change.

“We’ve seen exactly nothing,” he said. “That is to say, nothing but complaints.”

The use of a shrug emoticon is more than just a ploy for a senator to get people tweeting out CSPAN screengrabs of their floor speeches (which it does) — it’s part of an organized policy strategy, said Whitehouse’s spokesman Seth Larson.

“It’s a graphic that we worked with Senate Democratic leadership to put together to highlight the fact that the Republicans call the clean power plan a war on coal but at the end of the day they try changing the subject or ignore the reality,” Larson said. “We wanted to drive point home: the Republicans have no credibility, have no plan of their own.”

Larson likened this debate to that over the Affordable Care Act, which he said Republicans complained about but had no plan of their own, and added that using an emoticon is a way to infuse humor to convey a serious point.

And it’s not the first time the shrug has appeared on the Senate floor. Back in May, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, also a Democrat, used it to demonstrate what he said was the GOP’s plan to respond to the Supreme Court if it decided that Obamacare subsidies in states that were using the federal health exchange were in fact unconstitutional.

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U.S. Coast Guard press release(TYBEE ISLAND, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast guard released new video Wednesday of a “first-light” search near Tybee Island, Georgia, from a C-130 aircraft over an region where it investigated the sighting of a cooler originally thought to be from the boat of two Florida teens who have been lost as sea for nearly six days now.

The cooler was later found not to be related to the search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, who were reported missing after not coming back from a fishing trip last Friday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. The teens’ boat was found capsized, damaged and abandoned Sunday off the Ponce de Leon Inlet in central Florida, authorities said.

“What makes the search difficult is the amount of space that we have to cover,” Coast Guard Lt. Tommy Myers told ABC News Wednesday. Myers was on the aircraft on the search at dawn Wednesday, travelling around 200 miles an hour searching for the tiniest of objects.

The search for the boys was ongoing, the Coast Guarded tweeted Wednesday. Officials said they had searched nearly 31,000 square miles as of Tuesday evening in the approximately 500-mile stretch from Jupiter, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina.

“We continue to search for the missing boys,” said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th district in a statement. “We’re constantly re-evaluating the situation to determine our next course of action, however as each hour goes by, the situation becomes dire.”

The teens could likely survive about four or five days in the water in current conditions, Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor told ABC News on Tuesday. Authorities said they were hoping the boys were clinging to a cooler or life jackets that were apparently on board.

“I truly believe in my heart that they’re okay, Stephanos’ mother Carly Back told ABC News. “They’re both extremely strong, strong, young men.”

Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath, a neighbor of the families who’s known the boys for years, said Sunday he’s confident that the boys “know what they’re doing” at sea.

“Austin’s been sharp and on the water a good while,” Namath said. “Perry is just as sharp as can be.”

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — The University of Cincinnati has canceled classes Wednesday as the city braces for the release of video footage showing the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

Footage from university police officer Ray Tensing’s body cam is set to be released along with the result of the grand jury’s investigation, authorities said.

Samuel DuBose, 43, was killed during a traffic stop on July 19 near the University of Cincinnati’s campus, authorities said, noting that DuBose was stopped because his car did not have a license plate in the front.

Dubose apparently refused to provide a driver’s license, produced an open alcohol bottle and a struggle ensued, during which Tensing was knocked to the ground, UC Police Department chief Jason Goodrich said during a news conference last week.

Goodrich said the officer fired one shot into Dubose’s head.

Tensing was on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure, Goodrich said last week.

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Patrick McPartland/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The sun is shining, swimming pools are open and there’s still a giant snow pile in New York.

The calendar says it’s almost August, but an estimated 12-feet-tall snow pile still lingers in Buffalo, New York from a snow storm eight months ago.

“The original problem started back in November,” New York state climatologist Mark Wysocki told ABC News Wednesday. “The city had no place to put the snow, so they found a vacant lot and starting bringing in dump trucks full of snow. When they used bulldozers to flatten it out, it just compacted the pile.”

Wysocki said the dirt on top of the pile is insulating the snow from melting.

“It’s like an Oreo. The soil on top is warm and [the snow] is sitting on the warm ground and it just takes time,” he said.

The area around the pile is marshy and filled with dirty water from what snow has melted over the past eight months.

The pile — which now has grass growing on top — could last until the first snowfall or it could be gone by the end of August, but until then, Wysocki thinks Buffalo has a great tourist attraction.

Boston announced its last snow pile melted on July 14.

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Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton has staunchly defended Planned Parenthood in the wake of recently released videos that an anti-abortion group claims to show employees with the organization discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

But, in a new interview, she calls the graphic videos “disturbing” and says there should be a national investigation into that practice.

“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday in regards to the videos, which were released by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress. “Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions.”

Clinton, however, did not waiver in her overall support of the organization, and said there are two points to make: “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”

Clinton added that if there’s going to be a congressional inquiry into the videos, “it should look at everything,” and not just one organization.

Clinton made the remark on the same day the Center for Medical Progress released a third video which it says shows the harvesting of fetal tissue, as well as current and former Planned Parenthood employees discussing the procedures and pricing.

Several Republicans — including many GOP presidential candidates — have cited these videos as a reason why Planned Parenthood should lose federal funding. And Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has called for Clinton to return the group’s donations to her campaign.

In response to the claims of illegal behavior in the video, Planned Parenthood has asserted that all of its actions are legal as well as ethical.

In addition, the organization said the video was “heavily edited,” stating that “similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades.”

“Planned Parenthood has broken no laws,” Cecile Richards, the president of the non-profit, said on ABC News’ This Week. “We have the highest standards. The care and health care and safety of our patients is our most important priority.”

Clinton, who is pro-choice, vowed to defend Planned Parenthood over the weekend, even adding in a new line to her campaign stump speech.

“I will defend a woman’s right to choose,” Clinton said in Iowa and New Hampshire this week, “and I will defend Planned Parenthood.”

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Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton has staunchly defended Planned Parenthood in the wake of recently released videos that an anti-abortion group claims to show employees with the organization discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue.

But, in a new interview, she calls the graphic videos “disturbing” and says there should be a national investigation into that practice.

“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Tuesday in regards to the videos, which were released by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress. “Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions.”

Clinton, however, did not waiver in her overall support of the organization, and said there are two points to make: “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”

Clinton added that if there’s going to be a congressional inquiry into the videos, “it should look at everything,” and not just one organization.

Clinton made the remark on the same day the Center for Medical Progress released a third video which it says shows the harvesting of fetal tissue, as well as current and former Planned Parenthood employees discussing the procedures and pricing.

Several Republicans — including many GOP presidential candidates — have cited these videos as a reason why Planned Parenthood should lose federal funding. And Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has called for Clinton to return the group’s donations to her campaign.

In response to the claims of illegal behavior in the video, Planned Parenthood has asserted that all of its actions are legal as well as ethical.

In addition, the organization said the video was “heavily edited,” stating that “similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades.”

“Planned Parenthood has broken no laws,” Cecile Richards, the president of the non-profit, said on ABC News’ This Week. “We have the highest standards. The care and health care and safety of our patients is our most important priority.”

Clinton, who is pro-choice, vowed to defend Planned Parenthood over the weekend, even adding in a new line to her campaign stump speech.

“I will defend a woman’s right to choose,” Clinton said in Iowa and New Hampshire this week, “and I will defend Planned Parenthood.”

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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray were among a group of senators speaking before a committee Wednesday on ways to deal with sexual assaults on university campuses.

Sen. Murray, D-Wash, said the issue impacts a huge number of college students.

“The harsh reality is that one out of five women is sexually assaulted in college, and men as well,” she said.

As far as the perpetrators, Sen. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., argued that colleges have allowed many to stay on campus.

“They’ll routinely kick you out if you cheat on a test, but the statistics for students who have violated other students, who have sexually assaulted or raped them and found responsible show that only one-third are actually expelled for the crime,” Gillibrand said.

“What does it say about our schools’ priorities if some colleges have tougher justice for a student cheating on an exam than for someone who has raped another student? she asked.

The group of senators is proposing legislation to revise higher education laws to make colleges more accountable, requiring confidential assault advisers, annual confidential surveys and clear legal processes for both the victims and accused perpetrators.

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Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The destruction of Tom Brady’s Samsung phone wouldn’t have been enough to immediately get rid of his text messages, however the window of time he waited to disclose to the NFL he destroyed the phone would have been enough time for all traces of his communication to disappear.

Brady’s destroyed smartphone turned out to be the latest smoking gun for NFL officials who on Tuesday upheld a four-game suspension against the New England Patriots quarterback for his alleged role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

NFL officials said Brady was aware they had requested access to his smartphone as part of their investigation. The phone was destroyed on or before March 6, according to officials, but its destruction was not disclosed until June 18.

Brady sent and received a total of 10,000 text messages on the now-destroyed Samsung device, according to the NFL. He said in a Facebook post Wednesday he has “never written, texted, emailed to anybody at anytime, anything related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the AFC Championship game in January.”

“To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong,” Brady’s post stated.

If the device wasn’t completely destroyed, it could be possible to get those text messages using forensic software or by getting a subpoena, Mike Kessler, president of Kessler International, an investigative company specializing in forensics, said.

“If you destroy your phone, the carriers usually keep the messages for a short period of time, anywhere between 30 and 90 days. It depends on the carrier after that they are gone,” he said. “Normally though if you have the instrument and they are deleted off the instrument we can most times resurrect many of those messages.”

It’s unknown what carrier Brady used, but the window of time between the actual destruction of the phone and when the NFL found out meant the messages could no longer be recovered.

“Following the appeal hearing, Mr. Brady’s representatives provided a letter from his cellphone carrier confirming that the text messages sent from or received by the destroyed cellphone could no longer be recovered,” the NFL said in its appeal decision.

While the destruction of the phone may have appeared as an attempt to withhold potential evidence from investigators, Brady told the NFL it was common practice anytime he got a new phone.

“I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances,” he wrote. “As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. [Ted] Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.”

The NFL Player’s Association said in a statement it would “appeal this outrageous decision on behalf of Tom Brady.”

“The fact that the NFL would resort to basing a suspension on a smoke screen of irrelevant text messages instead of admitting that they have all of the phone records they asked for is a new low, even for them, but it does nothing to correct their errors,” the NFLPA said.

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