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Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs....
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Trial continues in Alabama officer's excessive force trial
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Additional witness testimony is expected in the federal trial of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force during a stop that left an Indian man seriously injured....
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The Latest: Police say lie prompts Illinois police response
VOLO, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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Quotations in the News
"It's a bit of a giggle, actually. They are clearly not the world's worst airline." - Simon Cockerell of Beijing-based travel agency Koryo Group on North Korean airline Air Koryo's "world's worst" title....
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Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport
DALLAS (AP) -- More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group....
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SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is lagging, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years....
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No charges against officer in Washington police shooting
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A prosecutor won't seek criminal charges against a police officer in Washington state who shot and injured two men accused of repeatedly threatening the officer during a late night encounter. The two men are being charged with assault....
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California data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data....
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School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help....
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Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths
CHICAGO (AP) -- The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:...
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A look at the case of Texas man killed by deputies
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a San Antonio-area man by sheriff's deputies is drawing scrutiny because the man had both hands in the air at the time he was shot. Officials say a video appears to show 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was armed with a knife during the confrontation Friday outside a home northwest of San Antonio, and are examining the images as part of their investigation....
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Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities
MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The demanding daily chores of a farmer were always a little different for Alda Owen, who is legally blind, able to see some blurry shapes and very close objects but not much else....
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Judge may set murder trial in San Francisco pier shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco judge is deciding whether to schedule a murder trial for a Mexican national deported from the United States five times before shooting a young woman - a death that became the focus of the national immigration debate....
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3 to be sentenced for rock throwing that injured teacher
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three young men will soon learn their sentences for a rock-throwing incident last year that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio schoolteacher as she passed through Pennsylvania in the dead of night....
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Teens take on preservation work at national monuments
AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) -- With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. Their hands are covered with dry, cracked mud as they repair the stone walls that make up one of the more prominent cultural sites at Bandelier National Monument....
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