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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago....
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Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack....
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Prosecutor urges Gov. Nixon to decide on removal
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's ouster....
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Trial on Miss. election challenge set for Sept. 15
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran....
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Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86
DETROIT (AP) -- Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86....
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Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday....
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Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there....
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USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped....
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San Francisco to tally bird-into-window death toll
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco officials have launched a program to document the number of birds that die by crashing into windows in an effort to reduce such collisions....
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St. Louis police release video of shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency when it comes to officer-involved shootings....
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Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison....
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Some US colleges calling students back from Israel
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave....
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Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home....
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Colorado college lets students keep pets in dorms
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado, and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms....
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Cadavers, a teen and a med school dream
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor. His status isn't obvious in the crowd, and his confidence seems to work as camouflage....
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