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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C....
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Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home
ATLANTA (AP) -- Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests....
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Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game
HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday....
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US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday....
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Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney....
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Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off
BOSTON (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen....
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Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case
DENVER (AP) -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions....
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Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them....
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Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist....
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Quotations in the News
"Do you believe they're still alive? I know the chances aren't good. ... No one in his class has been rescued." - Lee Mi-shim, a 48-year-old mother of a missing student, as 270 people are missing two days after a ferry sank off South Korea....
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Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more....
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Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."...
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US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday....
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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife
DENVER (AP) -- A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday....
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California cross-border airport clears key hurdle
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico....
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