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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol has another gap in the border fence on its hands....
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday....
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'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering....
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Kidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the 4-day-old at the father's request, knowing the parents would be moving in with her in the next few days....
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Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women....
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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees....
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Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The former first family of Virginia flew on a chief executive's private jet, vacationed at his lake house and received other perks, such as passes to a Ritz Carlton beach club, the businessman's assistant said Wednesday....
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Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind
DENVER (AP) -- A storm system in Colorado that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range is being blamed for the death of a man on the southeastern plains....
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
DETROIT (AP) -- Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close....
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Detective acquitted in Maryland road-rage shooting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland....
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Witness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing says he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack....
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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas....
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Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher has challenged the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult....
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Mom arrested for letting son, 7, go to park alone
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman is charged with child neglect after police say she let her 7-year-old son walk to a park alone....
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Cops: Man tried to smother ill dad who later died
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Florida man is accused of trying to suffocate his terminally ill father by holding his hand over the man's nose and mouth at a suburban Cleveland nursing home, police said. The 86-year-old man died a few hours later....
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