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The campaign of Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has filed a lawsuit to stop Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign from distributing a mailer that it says amounts to illegal voter intimidation tactics.

The Grimes campaign on Friday said it had filed for an immediate injunction with the state court in Franklin County, which is where the state capital is located.

The campaign is calling for a state and federal investigation of the mailers that say they're authorized by the Kentucky Republican Party and the McConnell Senate campaign. The legal filing by the Grimes campaign can be read below, first reported by TPM.

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Federal civil rights charges are unlikely to be brought against Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, the Washington Post reported Friday, citing anonymous sources. But the Justice Department is pushing back strongly against the report, calling it "irresponsible."

Law enforcement officials told the Post that the Justice investigation hadn't yielded the evidence necessary to bring any federal civil rights charges against Wilson.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.

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Updated: October 31, 2014, 4:40PM ET

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

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