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Official: 2 bystanders pull driver from burning vehicle
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two people have saved an unconscious driver trapped inside a burning car along Florida's Turnpike....
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Florida report: Man gets 10 days in jail for punching swan
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida newspaper reports a homeless man has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for punching a swan near an Orlando lake....
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Man pleads guilty in connection with shooting of officers
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- A man accused of providing a weapon used to kill two Hattiesburg police officers has pleaded guilty to a weapon charge....
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Federal judges: police chase shooting not unconstitutional
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A panel of federal judges has ruled that a Dothan police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of a man he chased and ultimately shot to death in 2012....
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Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) -- A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years....
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In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals
RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead....
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1st hearing in fight over release of Pulse 911 calls
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing will lay out ground rules for another hearing later this week on the fight between media companies and the city of Orlando over whether 911 calls from the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub can be made public....
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Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The search for courtroom justice in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi's Neshoba County is over, more than a half century after they died, but some Mississippians and the relatives of the slain men say the search for another kind of justice still is still ongoing....
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Coroner IDs man found dead, stuck in warehouse burglar bars
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man with a history of burglary convictions as the person whose decaying body was found stuck in the burglar bars of an Alabama warehouse....
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Police: No injuries reported in Miss. plant blast, fire
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) -- A late-night explosion and fire broke out at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, but there were no injuries or fatalities reported, police said early Tuesday....
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Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide....
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Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Allegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out....
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Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs
GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) -- Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009....
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Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states
NEW YORK (AP) -- By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states....
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Quotations in the News
"I personally know I have work to do on this front. A lot of people tell pollsters they don't trust me. You can't just talk someone into trusting you, you've got to earn it." - Hillary Clinton in a speech to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago about how her trustworthiness has dogged her for more than a quarter century....
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