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Closings set in Ventura's suit over sniper's book
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Closing arguments are set in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle....
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic but is expected to degenerate over the next few days....
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Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide
DETROIT (AP) -- A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history....
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Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history....
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Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say left the victims unrecognizable....
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Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court
PHOENIX (AP) -- A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Evangelical group sets sights on secular Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An evangelical Christian group plans to try to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer - a campaign that's got some residents upset....
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Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes....
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Montana judge to be censured over rape comments
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime....
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Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza
The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza and the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine....
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Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown....
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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc....
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Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe
BOSTON (AP) -- The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal....
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Southwest retains low rankings in child welfare
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty....
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