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Shaftsbury water tests reveal minimal chemical contamination
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin says testing of drinking water wells near the closed Shaftsbury landfill in Vermont show minimal contamination from a potentially cancer causing chemical....
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Veterans help fill gaps in refugee school projects in Iraq
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A nonprofit group with New Hampshire roots is putting a new spin on back-to-school shopping by helping equip 10 classrooms for refugee children in Iraq....
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Flash flooding prompts rescues, closures in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Heavy rain has swamped several areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary stoppage of the city's downtown streetcar service....
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Prosecutor says might be OK with release of 'White Boy Rick'
DETROIT (AP) -- The Wayne County prosecutor might reverse her opposition to the release of a Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen....
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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) -- A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said....
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The Latest: Congregation praises investigators working case
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):...
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Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississ...
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns....
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Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory....
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'SOS' in sand leads to rescue of 2 people stranded on island
CHUUK STATE, Micronesia (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says two stranded mariners were rescued Friday after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an uninhabited island in Micronesia, Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2c3bhOD.)...
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UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity....
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Border Patrol seizes $3M in cash destined for Mexico
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Border Patrol says it has arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California....
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Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) -- The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public....
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New Pacific Marine leader vows to keep up work with allies
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- The U.S. Marine Corps' new commander for the Pacific said he aims to advance his predecessor's work helping allies and partners develop their skills storming beaches and moving forces ashore....
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Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse....
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The Latest: Top Pacific Marine to keep up work with allies
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- The Latest on the Marine Corps' new commander in the Pacific (all times local):...
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