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Washington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot....
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Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including rape and sexual battery after he was accused of assaulting at least seven women while on patrol....
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Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants....
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide....
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Judge OKs Portland police use-of-force reforms
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge has accepted the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with the mentally ill....
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Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice....
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Ex-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash....
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Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month....
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Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -- Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say....
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Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can....
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Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday....
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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains....
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Manatees may lose endangered species status
MIAMI (AP) -- As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles....
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Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge
NEW YORK (AP) -- The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah....
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Constitution sets sail for last time for 3 years
BOSTON (AP) -- The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project....
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