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"We are under fire, every minute or so tanks fire shells at us. ... Now we are sitting in the stairwell, 11 members of my family, my brother, his nine children and wife. We just have water to drink and the radio to hear the news." - Gaza Strip resident Ayman Al-Arja, 45, after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down....
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Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife - that much is certain....
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Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges....
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3-year-old girl killed in Philadelphia shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 3-year-old girl who was sitting on her front porch getting her hair done was killed Friday night when a man opened fire during an argument, police and witnesses said. Three adults were injured....
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Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that forced about 120 people to evacuate....
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40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said....
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Search ends for 3 believed killed by sex offenders
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have given up the search for three women they believe were killed in Southern California by a pair of convicted sex offenders who were wearing GPS trackers, police said Friday....
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North Korea holds California man called shy, smart
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- One of the three Americans detained in North Korea and charged with "anti-state" crimes is a California man raised in the Central Valley oil town of Bakersfield by parents who were petroleum engineers....
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Girl gets $1.2M settlement over school shooting
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- The family of a girl who was critically wounded two years ago when a gun went off inside a classmate's backpack at her Washington state elementary school agreed Friday to a $1.2 million legal settlement....
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Jurors will consider manslaughter against agent
HONOLULU (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii fast-food restaurant shooting, giving the panel another option to convict him after different jurors deadlocked in his first murder trial....
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Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban....
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Infant found dead at Oregon resort; mother sought
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother....
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Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department....
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Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday....
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Single mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands....
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