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Ala judge: Death row inmate got 'raw deal' in murder trial
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama inmate who has spent almost 30 years on death row for a murder he denies committing has an unusual supporter in his bid for freedom: a state judge who once represented the man's co-defendant while working as a defense lawyer....
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Toddler drowns in Ohio pond on same day her brother is born
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio family is mourning for a toddler who drowned in a pond on the same day her mother gave birth to her brother....
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Policies on transgender admissions at women's colleges
Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year. The policies, which all acknowledge changing norms regarding gender, differ in their breadth. Here's a look at some of them:...
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Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students....
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Latest on flooding: More heavy rain falls in Dallas area
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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."...
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Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood....
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Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street....
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Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico
MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico....
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Quotations in the News
"Justice was not served today. Cody Devine did not deserve to die for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." - The Rev. Howard Dotson after Wayne Burgarello was acquitted of murder in Nevada in the latest case nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws....
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Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws....
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AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said....
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Sharpton tells Cleveland to stay peaceful, keep fighting
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings....
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Correction: 10 Things to Know-Friday story
In a story May 28 about former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert being indicted, The Associated Press misidentified his party affiliation. He is a Republican, not a Democrat....
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Prosecutor: Judge makes errors in acquitting Ohio officer
CLEVELAND (AP) -- While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed suspects, and he wants an appeals court to order the judge to correct the record....
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