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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday....
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Penn State frat's national office: Respects suspension
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The national office of the fraternity suspended by Penn State over a Facebook page in which photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted says it respects the university's decision to suspend it for three years....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Man arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said....
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Tropical depression forms in Pacific; first of season
MIAMI (AP) -- The first tropical depression of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed far from Mexico's coast....
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Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -- An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland....
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Notebook offers view into theater shooter's mind
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind....
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Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital....
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Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire....
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Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job - and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group....
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Quotations in the News
"It was a months-long planning. It was quite intense to try to find out what is the best moment." - Andre Marty, spokesman for Switzerland's attorney general's office, on when was the best time for U.S. and Swiss authorities to raid the offices of FIFA, soccer's governing body....
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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons....
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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....
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Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall....
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Latest on flooding: Officials: Threat remains across Texas
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