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The victim, who has not been identified, told San Francisco police that Darrell Hunter "used a hand gesture to mimic a gun, and simulated shooting the occupants of the business." Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Gift Boxes Featuring Black-Made Products Are Soaring In Popularity

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Most Police Officers Can Draw From Law Enforcement Legal Defense Funds For Court Fees

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Epidemiologists Explain What Might Be Behind A Potential Fourth Surge Of COVID-19

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The Influence Of Bystanders When Someone Is Getting Assaulted Or Harassed

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Biden's Unveiled $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package In Today's Speech

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Biden Administration Considers Whether To Continue Trump's Hard Line Against Huawei

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The NCAA Supreme Court Case Could Forever Change College Sports

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What A Shocker — 'Voltswagen' Sparks Scorn With Stunt That Duped So Many, It Hertz

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What May Happen Since Mississippi's Governor Has Lifted Most State COVID-19 Mandates

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Surveillance Video Of George Floyd Shown In The 3rd Day Of The Chauvin Trial

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Study Shows Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine To Work In Young People Ages 12-15

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