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Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city's courts and policing systems, a move that drew swift criticism from both the department and many residents....
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Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco....
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Court: No new trial after judge mistakenly declares mistrial
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Supreme Court says a new trial cannot be set for a man charged with murder because a judge mistakenly declared a mistrial after his trial had begun....
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Post-conviction hearing in Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A retired Baltimore judge who will determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial said the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state....
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Parole hearing set for Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan Sirhan
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles....
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Yellen to face Congress amid uncertainty on Fed rate policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address Congress on Wednesday at a time of deepening uncertainty about the Fed's interest rate policies....
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Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision
Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director says....
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Records fall as winter heat wave hits Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A midwinter heat wave baked Southern California again Tuesday, breaking more February records as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s even as the Santa Ana winds that stoked the atmosphere began to fade....
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Jury to decide fate of NY officer in stairwell shooting case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jurors are weighing the fate of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man in a public housing complex stairwell....
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The Latest: DOJ says Ferguson creating 'unnecessary delay'
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The Latest on a police and court reform agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice (all times local):...
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Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson seeks changes to police, court reform agreement with Justice Department....
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2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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UN experts: North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. experts say North Korea is continuing to evade U.N. sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime....
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Medical director resigns, calls DC fire department 'toxic'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency....
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