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Parents demand federal probe in NY police shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters on a short march to a Manhattan prosecutor's office Wednesday to demand a federal civil rights probe....
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CEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week
BOSTON (AP) -- The chief executive officer of a Boston-based media company says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq....
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High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban....
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School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity....
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In drought, California debates unregulated pumping
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater....
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LA to settle police-death lawsuit for $5 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The City Council on Wednesday voted to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television....
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Ex-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen....
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Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer....
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Colorado man arrested after 163-mile Wyoming chase
ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) -- A Colorado man is under arrest after leading authorities on a 163-mile chase in a stolen car in Wyoming....
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Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college
HOUSTON (AP) -- The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished....
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Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job....
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EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion....
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Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday....
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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- The National Park Service says the bodies of three climbers have been retrieved from a glacier on Mount Rainier in the same area where six went missing in May....
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Israeli ship unloads cargo despite Oakland protest
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say an Israeli-owned commercial ship has unloaded its cargo at a port in Northern California after being delayed for days by a group of pro-Palestinian protesters....
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