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Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying....
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Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber."...
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Navajo Nation leader denounces homeless killings
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The president of the Navajo Nation on Wednesday denounced the killing of two homeless men who he said were members of the tribe and called for a meeting with Albuquerque officials about the attack....
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US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged....
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Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial....
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Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Arkansas military base on lockdown
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual....
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Arizona high court delays planned execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal....
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Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask....
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Feds: Ex-trader deserves 9 years for fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to sentence a former Wall Street trader to nine years in prison for securities fraud. He says such conduct hurts trust in the markets and the victims included taxpayers, pension funds and charitable endowments....
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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's top court temporarily halts murderer's execution as it considers last-minute appeal....
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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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Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity
NEW YORK (AP) -- The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization....
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Man charged in chase in which Kansas girl died
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and other felonies after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound....
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Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage
MIAMI (AP) -- Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married....
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