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Pretrial meeting set on secret info in US Capitol plot case
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal judge will meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys on how to handle classified information in the case of an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers....
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Pregnant smokers persuaded to quit with free diapers
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program....
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Marathon bombing defense likely to focus on dead brother
BOSTON (AP) -- The best chance to save the life of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be to put his dead brother on trial....
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Sheriff seeking 'person of interest' after 5 people killed
LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a "person of interest" after five people were found slain inside a home in west Georgia....
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Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said....
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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
CHICAGO (AP) -- A powerful storm moved from the Plains into the Midwest early Sunday that was expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places before making its way into New England, where many cities are still digging out from a winter walloping from early last week....
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Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved....
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Northern California chief's new approach revitalizes force
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- In December, the openly gay, white police chief of this tough, minority-dominated Northern California city held up a sign reading "(hash)blacklivesmatter" during a protest over the deaths of two unarmed black suspects at the hands of Missouri and New York police....
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Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation's largest electricity company....
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Virginia state House still mulling disgraced lawmaker's fate
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Joseph D. Morrissey used to be one of the most outspoken members of Virginia's House of Delegates, a habitual speechmaker who gave a lengthy soliloquy on the House floor nearly every day....
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Lawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm....
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Asians slower to seek immigration protection
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Asians have been slower to sign up for President Barack Obama's reprieve for young immigrants in the country illegally, and community advocates are ramping up efforts to reach thousands more who are eligible for his expanded immigration plan....
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Prison school's defenders say cuts would hurt mission
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) -- Thousands of former inmates can claim the Community High School of Vermont as their alma mater, the place they received the education allowing them to become productive citizens upon their release from prison. But like any other school, the one run by the state's Department of Corrections is facing the prospect of big budget cuts....
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Self-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the 2003 drowning of one of them - a young mother whose death he allegedly foretold weeks before it happened....
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US prosecutors: New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film....
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