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Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning, and above all, safe....
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Chicago police officers fatally shoot person in stolen car
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police are investigating a shooting by two officers that left one person dead....
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Al Gore's daughter due in court after June pipeline protest
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due back in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston....
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Ohio college student found dead in field to be buried Friday
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio college student found dead in a cornfield three days after she disappeared while riding her bicycle will be buried at a private service....
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35 beachgoers stung by rays in San Diego County
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say 35 beachgoers have been stung by stingrays in San Diego County....
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At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers....
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Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video....
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Navajo Nation leader wants action against sexual harassment
In a tearful plea to her fellow Navajo Nation Council delegates, Amber Kanazbah Crotty announced for the first time publicly that she had been sexually harassed as an elected official and called for change....
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California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters struggled Thursday to get the upper hand on a massive wildfire burning along California's picturesque Big Sur coastline, where anxious residents driven from their homes awaited word on their properties and popular parks and trails closed at the height of tourist season....
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FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- When he was initially arrested in the 1977 shooting death of a former immigration official in Florida, William Claybourne Taylor posted bond and disappeared. Decades later, federal agents have finally caught up to him in North Carolina....
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Police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it....
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Former airman convicted in toddler's death
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A former airman who was caring for the 21-month-old son of another airman who was deployed to Qatar has been convicted in the child's death....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday....
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Baltimore's far from done despite collapse of criminal case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Many of this city's deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here's a look at the to-do lists of those involved....
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