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Unarmed man killed by police in NY housing complex
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer walking with his gun drawn in a darkened stairwell of a crime-ridden public housing complex accidentally shot and killed a man who was leaving the building with his girlfriend, authorities said Friday....
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Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star....
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$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday....
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Students protest school response to rape claims
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest Monday by students upset with the handling of an alleged rape....
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Wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A female gray wolf from the Northern Rockies traveled hundreds of miles into northern Arizona, marking the species' first appearance in the region in more than 70 years and the farthest journey south, wildlife officials confirmed Friday....
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San Francisco window washer falls onto moving car
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said....
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Burglars break into home, steal husband's ashes
GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) -- Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole her husband's ashes....
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Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate....
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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision....
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Officer testifies about New York chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A grand jury heard testimony Friday from a police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man, a development signaling that it could be close to deciding whether he should face criminal charges in the volatile case....
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Arrest in 2007 killing of mom who led double life
DENVER (AP) -- A man arrested Friday in the killing of a Colorado single mom who vanished more than seven years ago was one of the many unsavory clients she had while leading a double life as a paid escort, investigators say....
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Audit: Ill NYC inmates leaving jail need more care
NEW YORK (AP) -- An audit has found officials could do a better job of following up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails....
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UN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."...
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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program
Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do....
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Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday....
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