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Prosecutor to drop all Seattle marijuana tickets
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's elected prosecutor said Monday he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law....
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Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting
XENIA, Ohio (AP) -- A special grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal police shooting inside a Wal-Mart store....
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Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A young mountain lion was let go back into the wild Monday a day after roaming into a Salt Lake City neighborhood and forcing dozens of families to stay inside their homes for nearly five hours....
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Investigation continues in Wyoming hospital crash
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- The investigation continued Monday into a car crash that killed two people at a Casper, Wyoming, hospital....
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California wildfire crews brace for weather shift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as they braced for strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago....
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Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday....
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Denver deputies face civil trial in preacher death
DENVER (AP) -- A defense attorney says five Denver sheriff's deputies "did everything by the book" when they used a sleeper hold and a stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died on their watch in the city's downtown jail....
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Florida investigated man who killed 6 grandkids
MIAMI (AP) -- Two weeks before a Florida man fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren, someone called the state child abuse hotline, worried that adults were doing drugs in front of the kids, according to documents released Monday....
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Syrian opposition chief urges airstrikes in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday called for immediate U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, saying urgent action was required "to avert catastrophe."...
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Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower Manhattan's financial district, chanting, carrying signs and - in some places - sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis....
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Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms....
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Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida....
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Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off
A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians....
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Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Officials investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student focused Monday on the man they believe was the last person seen with her, searching his apartment for a second time and trying to locate the campus employee to arrest him on reckless driving charges....
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Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide
MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks....
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