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Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August - a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb....
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Stranded sea turtles to be flown to Florida
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) -- Nearly 200 endangered sea turtles that became stranded on Cape Cod will be airlifted to Florida....
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Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said Monday....
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US judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin `El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison Monday for his role in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy, saying the stiff sentence should send a message to traffickers everywhere....
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Storm on menu for some Thanksgiving travelers
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations....
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Son sought after woman run over, killed in Maine
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) -- Police say a man has run over and killed his mother in Maine and taken off, possibly out of state....
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1 of 3 victims from FSU shooting is paralyzed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- In the frantic moments at the Florida State University campus library last week, bullets struck 21-year-old student Farhan "Ronny" Ahmed three times, including a shot that severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed from the waist down, his sister said on Monday....
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Lost hummingbird gets lift from St. Paul to Texas
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A rufous hummingbird has finally made its way south for the winter after accidentally ending up in Minnesota....
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Answers to questions about the Ferguson grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury heard evidence for months as it weighed whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury:...
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Contrasting views persist on Marion Barry's legacy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two divergent views of Washington's "mayor for life" stand in stark contrast in the complicated legacy that Marion Barry leaves behind....
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Security breach eyed at US embassy in Yemen
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal authorities are investigating a potential security breach involving a corrupt U.S. embassy worker in Yemen who processed fraudulent visas that allowed several applicants to enter the United States, according to court papers filed in New York City....
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Man sentenced in heroin death of Pickens' grandson
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens' grandson by injecting him with heroin....
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Florida 'warning shot' case ends in plea deal
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A woman accused of firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons in what she said was self-defense took a plea deal in a case that first got attention because her attorneys used Florida's "stand your ground" law in its defense, arguing that she feared for her life before discharging the weapon....
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Governor's book gets scrutiny in immigration suit
PHOENIX (AP) -- A book by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that provides behind-the-scenes details of her handling of the state's 2010 landmark immigration law is facing scrutiny in a legal challenge of the contentious statute....
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Alabama deputy, 3 teens killed in head-on crash
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) -- A car full of teenagers collided head-on with a police car, killing three teens and an Elmore County sheriff's deputy, authorities said Monday....
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