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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter....
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Denver proposes $3.3M jail-abuse settlement
DENVER (AP) -- Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water....
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Man dies in California after beach hole collapses
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a young man has died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes....
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2 South Texas police officers shot serving warrant
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say two police officers in South Texas have been shot and the suspected shooter has barricaded himself inside a house....
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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) -- Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding....
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Searchers: Last body found after deadly landslide
SEATTLE (AP) -- Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering....
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Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson....
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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday....
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Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city....
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Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction....
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General: Guard to take observation role at border
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday....
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Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve....
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New York police eye retraining after custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday....
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Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children....
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