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Jewish site shootings trial to resume with closing arguments
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Jurors are set to hear closing arguments in the case of a white supremacist charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas....
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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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Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court
HOUSTON (AP) -- The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail....
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Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus - Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week....
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Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean....
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From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office....
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MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic, is moving closer to the Cape Verde Islands....
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US treasurer to oversee town hall meeting on $10 bill design
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios plans to travel to the National Women's Hall of Fame in upstate New York to hear from the public about plans to put a woman on the $10 bill....
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Court to rule if California death penalty is cruel, unusual
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- No one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice....
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AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought
OKIEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- People living in this dusty neighborhood called Okieville at the heart of California's Central Valley know the harsh reality of drought. Many of their wells have dried up, so some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit water. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill tanks....
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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....
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When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....
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Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents....
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Hurricane churns, but storm watch ended for Hawaii islands
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week....
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Man enters secure hallway at Newark Liberty Airport
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A man who made his way into a secure hallway at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate part of an airport terminal, has been taken for a psychiatric evaluation, police said....
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