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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy....
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Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- Police believe a shot that injured a woman at a suburban Pittsburgh amusement park came from outside the park, perhaps from someone nearby celebrating the Fourth of July....
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Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda....
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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell
ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) -- The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday....
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Highlights: Californians paying more for water in drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Some California residents are finding themselves in an ironic bind where they have to pay more while using less water in the drought. That's because water agencies are losing revenue under strict conservation regimes, but still have to pay for staff, maintaining pipelines and other fixed costs....
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California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California....
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Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him....
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Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights....
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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies
CALAIS, Maine (AP) -- A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday....
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3 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River....
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At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said....
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Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago....
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320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city....
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Autopsies set on 3 bodies found in 2 houses in coastal Maine
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) -- State police say autopsies are scheduled on three members of the same family whose bodies were found inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor....
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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:...
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