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Giant cross at former Holy Land theme park is vandalized
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Vandals have defaced a giant cross overlooking a Connecticut city from the site of the former Holy Land theme park....
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Former Montana legislator faces federal drug charges
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A former Montana lawmaker, who in 2007 supported giving $4 million in state money to the Montana Meth Project, has denied federal charges that say he possessed and sold just over a pound of methamphetamine last year....
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Maryland's assault weapons ban upheld by US appeals court
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent....
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At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliances
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday underlined America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing recent assurances by other administration figures to European leaders anxious about President Donald Trump....
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'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcome."...
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Only 1 of 5 suspects faces death penalty in machete slaying
MIAMI (AP) -- Prosecutors in Florida say they will seek the death penalty only for the ringleader in the machete slaying of a vocational school student....
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Dozens rescued in California from San Jose floodwaters
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday....
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Houston police chief: No injuries amid reports of gunfire
HOUSTON (AP) -- No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said....
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Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage girl for sex returned to court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his lawyers damaged his case....
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Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer....
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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015....
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Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular NC trail
SYLVA, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed....
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Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday....
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Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs....
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Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota....
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