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Prosecutor: Man wanted to bomb Harvard University
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Moroccan man made repeated statements about wanting to bomb Harvard University and Homeland Security offices in Hartford, Connecticut, a prosecutor said Thursday....
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America....
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Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska - an increase from the initial report of nine injuries....
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Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill
SEATTLE (AP) -- Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists....
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2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said....
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Chicago authorities charge man in child's death
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago authorities have charged an 18-year-old in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week....
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Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma
FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) -- A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said....
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Father charged after dresser deaths of toddlers
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been charged in the deaths of his toddler daughters, who were killed when a dresser tipped over onto them....
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Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis....
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Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday....
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UN chief condemns attack on UN school in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning a deadly attack on a U.N. school for Palestinian refugees in northern Gaza that killed many Palestinians who sought refuge there from Israeli shelling as well as U.N. staff....
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Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment....
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State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry....
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UN says aid to Syria being used as `tactic of war'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help....
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Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits
DENVER (AP) -- For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry....
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