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4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago....
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US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant....
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Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city....
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Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past....
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Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail
BOSTON (AP) -- The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance....
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Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation....
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2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Two more people have been charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the elaborate plot....
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Fact sheet: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line
2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line with Sunroof, Sound and Navigation...
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Beetle marks 65th year since entry into US
Sixty-five years after the first Volkswagen Beetle arrived in the United States as a distinctively shaped, little car, the Beetle keeps attracting buyers with its more-spacious-than-ever, flexible interior, turbo engine power and modernized iconic look....
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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal....
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Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real....
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Va. Tech pays US fines related to '07 killings
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 people on the school's campus....
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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race
BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago....
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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts....
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Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle. Nowadays those trees are mostly brown and withering because of the region's unusually cold winter....
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