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Ferguson grand jury: officer fired after 'tussle'
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun....
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Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses....
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No major flooding in Buffalo as snow melt ends
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Melting snow has flooded some basements and pooled in yards and roadways after the Buffalo-area's 7-foot snowfall, but the region has dodged the kind of widespread flooding that weather-weary residents had feared....
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Longtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40....
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Man freed after 39 years in prison offers thanks
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A man freed after nearly four decades in prison when a witness said he lied as a boy came to Cincinnati on Tuesday to thank the law project that worked to win his freedom....
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Lawmaker: Marijuana needs debate in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session....
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No homicide charge against NY mom in girl's death
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday they can no longer support a homicide charge against a special-education teacher who had been accused of killing her severely disabled daughter by neglecting her....
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Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses burned to the ground....
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5 children killed in South Texas house fire
EDNA, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say five children were killed when a fire engulfed their South Texas mobile home and partially collapsed the roof, which made rescue attempts impossible....
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La. teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case
HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) -- A 32-year-old teacher accused of participating in group sex with a 16-year-old student and another faculty member has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of having carnal knowledge of a juvenile....
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Window washer fights for life after 11-story fall
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from a building onto a moving car is "fighting for his life" and opens his eyes when relatives speak to him, his family said....
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2nd day of rallies across US after Ferguson news
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in some U.S. cities for a second day Tuesday, even as others were still cleaning up vandalism from the night before....
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Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence
Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown....
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Protesters block highways, bridge in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters angry about the Ferguson grand jury decision have disrupted traffic for several hours in downtown St. Louis by blocking major intersections, an interstate highway and a Mississippi River bridge connecting the city to Illinois....
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Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring
VENICE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two southwest Florida high school students organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools....
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