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Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces highest penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings....
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Phoenix-area police seek suspect after 2 hit by gunfire
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say they're searching for at least one suspect after a motorist in the Phoenix area was hit by gunfire, another was wounded in a carjacking, and a patrol cruiser was struck by a bullet....
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Quotations in the News
"How old is this kid? Still wearing diapers." - Donald Trump to a demonstrator as a protest outside his rally in New Mexico turned violent....
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Officials: At least 2 hurt, homes damaged in Kansas storms
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Homes were damaged and at least two people were critically injured in Kansas amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, authorities said....
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Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls....
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A look at prison nurseries nationwide
Out of more than 100 women's prisons in the U.S., only eight have nursery programs that allow mothers to help raise their babies behind bars. There are none in the federal prison system, and there is only one in a jail, at Rikers Island in New York City. Here is a look at the nurseries:...
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Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on self
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man fatally shot a heating oil company employee who came to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said....
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Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit
BOSTON (AP) -- What's it like to flee Syria as a refugee?...
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US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members....
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Family of missing Maine toddler plans to file lawsuit
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- The family of a Maine toddler who went missing five years ago plans to sue the father and other adults who were with her when she was last seen....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Italy, Netherlands and Sweden vie for Security Council seat
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden all made their cases on Tuesday for why they should be elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations' most powerful body....
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Woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV in California
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) -- A mother and her child died Tuesday after an Amtrak train crashed into their SUV in the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said....
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The Latest: Winner in Texas education runoff thanks rival
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on a Texas education board race (all times local):...
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'SOS' in the sand leads to hikers stranded on Hawaii beach
KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) -- The Coast Guard says "SOS" scrawled on the sand led rescuers to two hikers who were stranded overnight on Kauai's Na Pali Coast....
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