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Freddie Gray: Prosecutor criticized after officer acquittal
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear....
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Alabama House speaker's trial on ethics charges to start
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- The speaker of Alabama's House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office....
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As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
RIO, Fla. (AP) -- A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
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Quotations in the News
"Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about." - Bernie Sanders in an interview with The Associated Press as he pushed the Democratic Party to adopt his progressive agenda at this summer's convention in Philadelphia....
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Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute is the front-runner in a Republican primary runoff for a seat on the influential state education board....
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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country....
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San Francisco to consider immigrant sanctuary protections
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and killed a woman walking along a waterfront pier....
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5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands....
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US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year....
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Police: Driver charged in high-speed chase was off-duty cop
FAIRLAWN, Ohio (AP) -- Police say a driver who led officers on a high-speed chase in Ohio earlier this month turned out to be an off-duty officer - and so was his passenger....
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Mother of slain officer wishes police got more respect
BOSTON (AP) -- The mother of a Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead during a weekend traffic stop says she wishes police got more respect. Sharon Tarentino's comments come as she prepares to bury her son later this week....
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Trial set for ex-officer in death of daughter's boyfriend
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A new trial date for a former Tulsa police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend has been set....
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Man convicted of murder in Dallas shooting of Iraqi man
DALLAS (AP) -- An 18-year-old was convicted of murder Monday in the killing of an Iraqi man who was taking photos of his first snowfall in Texas....
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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US
BOSTON (AP) -- More colleges in the U.S. are offering scholarships to Syrian refugees....
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South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City - the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months....
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