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Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend
BOSTON (AP) -- Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother....
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Chinese man pleads guilty in sensor smuggling try
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act....
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Man with medieval-type sword shot by police
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia authorities say a police officer shot a man who was using a large, "medieval"-style sword to swipe at traffic....
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Navajo Nation head to meet with mayor on violence
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says he will meet with Navajo officials to discuss the brutal killing of two homeless Native Americans....
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Rockets found at UN Gaza school have gone missing
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets found placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents....
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Lockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Base
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was "no longer credible."...
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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and crews were searching Wednesday for his father, who was also on board....
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Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot
SEATTLE (AP) -- An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else....
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years....
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Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage
MIAMI (AP) -- Gay couples in the Florida Keys remain unable to legally marry after a state appeals court declined to intervene in their case....
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Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday....
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Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies....
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Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him....
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Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- An emergency manager says this week's fire at a Williston oil field supply company likely burned dozens of different chemicals that were stored there....
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Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles. In one tiny stretch, the tracks dive underground through the heart of Tysons Corner, northern Virginia's commercial hub....
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