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APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force....
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier....
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Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away....
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School district police stock up free military gear
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles....
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Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said....
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46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love....
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Claim: Police killed unarmed man with mental issue
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him....
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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers - partly because of the city's reputation for being windy....
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Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways....
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Journalists criticize White House for 'secrecy'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spreading nationwide....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Tulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty, a case that comes on the heels of a state trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer being arrested on sexual assault complaints....
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Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday....
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Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening....
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Man charged in vandalism at congressman's office
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City man was charged Wednesday with throwing two Molotov cocktails at U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's office on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks....
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