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Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday....
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Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society....
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Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown....
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Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster....
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Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday....
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Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- The judge presiding over the Jodi Arias murder case on Wednesday delayed the penalty phase of her trial until Sept. 29....
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Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms
PHOENIX (AP) -- Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix....
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AG Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer....
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High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia - at least for now - after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban....
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Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal officials say the discovery of nine immigrants who were locked inside the cargo area of a rental truck at a Border Patrol checkpoint in southern Arizona highlights the dangers of human smuggling....
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Teens charged with making threats in school plot
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school were charged Wednesday with making criminal threats against another boy....
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Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job....
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Ex-governor testifies at corruption his trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Wednesday that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker who gave him thousands of dollars in gifts and loans did not get any special treatment....
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CHP says officer may face serious beating charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney....
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Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college
HOUSTON (AP) -- An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday....
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