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NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers in a disciplinary case for a police officer accused of killing an unarmed 18-year-old in a New York City home in 2012 agreed Tuesday that the officer had reason to suspect the victim had a gun, but clashed sharply over the officer's response....
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Virginia governor won't spare life of convicted killer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he will not spare the life of a man set to be executed this week for the slayings of two young girls in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006....
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Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy
MIAMI (AP) -- In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here....
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George Beall, attorney who led Spiro Agnew prosecution, dies
BALTIMORE (AP) -- George Beall, the federal attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife says....
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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs....
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Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate
KENNER, La. (AP) -- A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities said Tuesday....
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Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog, Copper, who went missing after a crash that killed the teen's mother....
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Judge hears arguments about Texas Planned Parenthood funding
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. - Texas included - have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider....
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Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead....
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Miami Seaquarium criticizes del Castillo for orca campaign
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Seaquarium says it won't release its orca named Lolita to "appease a fringe group" that includes Mexican actress Kate del Castillo....
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State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions....
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UN envoy warns any Israeli annexations risk peace prospects
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Any attempt by Israel to annex part or all of the West Bank risks destroying prospects for peace with the Palestinians, the U.N. envoy trying to promote Middle East peace warned Tuesday....
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Beach town uses blunt talk to fight drowning death lawsuit
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet....
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Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota....
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Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) -- Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday....
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