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NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy
NEW YORK (AP) -- When a New York City dry cleaners was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, the only item to survive was Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress....
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2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail....
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Whale watching boat snagged by lobster trap rope
BOSTON (AP) -- They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope off Massachusetts and they were forced to spend a long night at sea....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Relieved evacuees return after California wildfire
SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight....
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Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges....
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Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said....
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Some niche retirement communities
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Niche retirement communities are growing particularly popular as the 76 million baby boomers reach retirement age. The communities are aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances. Here are some niche retirement communities found across the United States....
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Indian senior community part of growing niche
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -- When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed to after nearly five decades in Minnesota and Ohio....
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Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Appeals court allows Sept. 11 steel cross display
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage....
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Quotations in the News
"God help us. We have nothing to do but pray. I don't know who left and who stayed, but in our street, we are all very scared to move." - Sufian Abed Rabbo, 27, of Jebaliya, Gaza Strip, adding that his extended family of 17 had taken refuge under the stairway in their home during shelling by Israeli tanks....
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Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated....
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NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids
NEW YORK (AP) -- Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?...
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Hiker, 13, missing in California national park
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California....
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