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Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience....
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
NEW YORK (AP) -- The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble....
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FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids
HOUSTON (AP) -- Scammers have been preying on the relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones, officials said....
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Arizona execution renews debate over methods
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one....
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2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back....
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Gifts, favors listed in former governor's case
A look at the gifts and loans former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from businessman Jonnie Williams, and some of the favors they did for him and his company dietary supplement company, according to court papers:...
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Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless
DENVER (AP) -- Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets....
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Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment....
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Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry....
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Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming....
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Key dates in ex-Virginia governor corruption case
A look at some of the key events in the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. McDonnell served as governor from January 2010 to January 2014....
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Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000....
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Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday....
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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college....
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FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions....
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