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Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible....
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'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee....
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Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma and Florida moved quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of midazolam, a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions....
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A look at wildfire hotspots around the West
Wildfires chased residents from neighborhoods in Washington state, where 24 structures burned, and in California, where flames raged uncomfortably close to a historic mission. In Alaska, rain helped suppress fire activity....
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Man in wheelchair robs bank in New York, makes getaway
NEW YORK (AP) -- It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City....
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Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said....
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Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A spectacular fire destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium on Monday evening and prompted the temporary evacuation of a two-block area, the fire chief said....
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La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans....
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UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974....
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UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force despite Sudan protest
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government's demand that the troops leave....
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Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals, the company said in a regulatory filing Monday....
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Wisconsin teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity
RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) -- A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom....
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Men found shot, burning in Northern California die
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Two men have died days after they were found shot in the head and burning alive in a rural part of Northern California....
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Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said Monday....
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Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot....
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