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A.M. Links: Economists in Survey Say Income Inequality is Hurting the American Economy, China Confirms Near-Collision With US Navy Ship, Up to 500 Killed in South Sudan Since Sunday

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Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jason T. Poplin./wikimedia
  • China has confirmed that one of its warships almost collided with the USS Cowpens earlier this month.
  • An official from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has acknowledged that the department should not have hired about 80 of the officers it did in 2010.
  • Washington, D.C. gun owners will face up to a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine if they do not re-register their firearm from Jan. 1, 2014.
  • Most economists in a survey conducted by the Associated Press believe that income inequality is hurting the American economy.
  • Up to 500 people have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday as fighting between military factions spread from the capital.
  • Indians have protested the treatment of a diplomat who was stripped and searched after being taken into custody by police in New York City.

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