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Pew: Hispanics split on issues before Trump inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of Hispanic immigrants who were neither born in the United States nor have a permanent resident card said they were concerned about their place in the United States, even before the Trump administration made clear its intentions to aggressively crack down on illegal immigration, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday....
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Protest set over gender message on North Carolina billboard
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Women are planning this weekend to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality, according to media reports....
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Alabama death penalty cases may soon rest solely with jury
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama could be close to ending its one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to hand down death sentences despite a jury's recommendation for life in prison....
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$3.35M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Wisconsin will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit, attorneys announced on Thursday....
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4 charged in death of 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- A judge entered not guilty pleas Thursday on behalf of four people charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old western Indiana boy with cerebral palsy....
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Solar farms banned after complaints in North Carolina county
CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) -- County commissioners in eastern North Carolina have imposed an indefinite ban on the construction of solar farms after neighbors complained that they seem unsightly and said they're afraid of flying glass in the event of severe weather....
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Gunman shot outside Wal-Mart where officer died last month
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say an Orlando police officer shot and wounded a man armed with a BB gun outside the same Wal-Mart store where a police lieutenant was fatally shot last month....
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Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005
The search for a teacher and former beauty queen who vanished from her south Georgia home nearly 12 years ago finally yielded some answers Thursday as authorities charged a former student with her murder....
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Off-duty officer's fight with teens sets off protests
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- An off-duty California officer who didn't want teens walking across his lawn fired his gun during a struggle with a 13-year-old boy and other youths, igniting unruly protests after video of the fight surfaced and two boys were arrested....
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Kansas man charged with murder in bar shooting
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others, but authorities declined to say if the attack was racially-motivated....
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Parents of 2-year-old boy buried under bridge plead guilty
GRETNA, La. (AP) -- The parents of a toddler who was found buried in a garbage bag under a Louisiana bridge have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice....
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Hospitalized asylum seeker returned to detention center
DALLAS (AP) -- Immigration officials have confirmed that a Salvadoran woman seeking asylum was returned to a Texas detention center after spending almost two weeks in a hospital....
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Mom who decapitated baby gets 15 years to life in prison
CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio woman charged with stabbing and decapitating her 3-month-old daughter has pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison....
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Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave....
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Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) -- Central Kansas officials say a man suspected of gunning down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer knew his victims and targeted them....
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