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National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Zoo in Washington threw a party Saturday in honor of the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao....
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Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old....
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Cops: Tot spent night in car while mom went to bar
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut say a toddler spent the night in a car outside a bar after her mother went drinking and ended up in the hospital....
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Key events following the death of Michael Brown
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson....
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Family buries remains of veteran killed in 1952
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- An Air Force veteran whose body lay lost in the snow of an Alaskan glacier for six decades has been buried with military honors in California....
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Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer....
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Crutches might have caused Ferris wheel cab to tip
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a teen's crutches might have caused a Ferris wheel cab to tip and two children to fall about 15 feet at a southeastern Michigan fair....
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As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions
MIAMI (AP) -- By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen. The floor is vibrating, the air filled is with fog, sleek videos are flashing on massive screens....
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Former Virginia governor's letter to wife
The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial:...
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Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier....
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Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) -- On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches....
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Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky....
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Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open....
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Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."...
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Chicago's Pullman site could become national park
CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a different kind of company town. Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, built by industrialist George M. Pullman in the 19th century, was a sort of blue-collar utopia for people who worked at his state-of-the-art factory, where they built luxurious railroad sleeping cars....
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