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Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey CVS
BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison....
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Coast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key West
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a report that someone on a fishing boat fired multiple shots in the direction of a 20-foot pleasure boat while its passengers were diving southwest of Key West....
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Florida detective fired for sending explicit video to woman
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida police detective has been fired after an investigation found he took an explicit video of himself and sent it to a woman who had reported a crime he was investigating....
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Feds seek DNA samples to investigate thefts of 130 guns
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal authorities are seeking a DNA sample - along with hair samples and fingerprints - from at least one suspect as they continue investigating the theft of 130 guns from firearms dealers in several cities across Georgia....
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Troopers: Teacher drags 2nd-grader, throws boy over counter
MINETTO, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York teacher has been accused of dragging a disruptive second-grader to the principal's office and throwing the boy over a counter....
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Philadelphia cop injured in ambush awarded 'Man of the Year'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer wounded during an ambush while he was sitting in his patrol car in January has received a "Man of the Year" award in New York City....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Michigan House votes to pay Detroit school debt without Dems
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools early Thursday....
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Consumer watchdog proposes ban on some arbitration clauses
NEW YORK (AP) -- If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank....
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Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison....
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North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government....
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Quotations in the News
"The spirit, the essence of America lies in the hearts and souls of us. Some missed this message. It wasn't sexy, it wasn't a great sound bite." - Ohio Gov. John Kasich, announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which failed to gain traction with GOP voters in a race dominated by Donald Trump....
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Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain....
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Navajos shocked as details of kidnapping death emerge
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl....
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Kansas City streetcars making comeback after 6-decade hiatus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Six decades after Kansas City shuttered one of the nation's largest streetcar networks, a modern but much smaller version is set to open in its central business district - a project supporters say already has spurred hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of downtown development....
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