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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people....
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Police: Utah woman gave birth at home
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday....
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Cargo ship runs aground in windy Chesapeake Bay
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning....
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Appeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden....
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Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Road-grading projects over a number of years may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced residents of four homes and two small apartment buildings and cut off road access to dozens of other homes, according to a consultant for the town....
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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal....
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Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder....
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Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city....
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Officials investigate response time in 911 killing
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him....
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Va. Tech pays US fines related to 2007 killings
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech has paid federal fines totaling $32,500 for failing to issue a timely alert when a gunman began his killing rampage on campus seven years ago Wednesday, leaving 33 people dead....
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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others....
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Feds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings....
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4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago....
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US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant....
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Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past....
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