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In Wyoming, DeVos gun remark more about safety than politics
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to protect against the bears aren't a punch line....
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Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank....
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Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago....
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$250,000 settlement OK'd for embattled Honolulu police chief
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Honolulu Police Commission agreed to a $250,000 settlement package for retirement with Police Chief Louis Kealoha, the target of a federal investigation involving allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption....
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91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration
SALEM, N.J. (AP) -- Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person....
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Appeals court rejects Chicago gun-range restrictions
CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city....
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Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules....
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Sheriff accused of meth theft pleads to felony, resigns
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said....
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Fund created in honor of officer killed by marathon bombers
BOSTON (AP) -- The family of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is creating a new foundation in his name....
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Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation....
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Cincinnati Zoo says monkey is its 1st zoo baby born in 2017
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo is welcoming its first zoo baby born this year....
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Maine man to be sentenced for killing girlfriend, 2 children
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children faces 25 years to life in prison when he's sentenced....
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Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos....
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Virginia executes man convicted of slaying of family of 4
JARRATT, Va. (AP) -- A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday....
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Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has...
JARRATT, Va. (AP) -- Virginia authorities say man convicted of killing family of four in 2006 home invasion has been executed....
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