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Indian activist Peltier's supporters hope for clemency
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday....
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Rogue cow injures Mississippi woman before being recaptured
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) -- Police have recaptured a rogue cow that roamed near Natchez, Mississippi, for three months, but not before the runaway animal seriously injured a woman....
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Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) -- For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance....
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Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of the Islamic State group and hindering the investigation of the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others....
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Man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb
DENVER (AP) -- An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board....
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Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself
CHICAGO (AP) -- Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her mother's purse....
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Pit bull owner charged after dogs kill child in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) -- The owner of two dogs that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta has had one of his charges upgraded....
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Bobcat that attacked 3 women tests positive for rabies
COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say a bobcat that jumped on a Connecticut woman and scratched two others who were trying to help her has tested positive for rabies....
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UNC president: Job candidates say no, citing bathroom law
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina law limiting the legal protections of LGBT people has hampered the public universities that drive the state's economic growth, University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings said Wednesday....
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Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental study
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Army has started the process of launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing of the Missouri River in North Dakota, though a federal judge could stop the effort....
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The Latest: Army tells judge pipeline study should proceed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):...
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Woman, 85, whose corpse was left in bags had been strangled
NEW YORK (AP) -- An investigation has determined that an 85-year-old New York City woman was strangled before her corpse was placed in plastic bags and left inside her home for five months....
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Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he remained hospitalized for injuries he got during his arrest....
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AP FACT CHECK: Accident didn't kill anti-Trump protesters
SEATTLE (AP) -- A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false....
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Teen abducted as newborn still loves only mom she's known
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known....
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