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Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store....
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NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice....
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Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery....
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Train carrying Bakken crude derails, burns in Illinois
GALENA, Ill. (AP) -- A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone with 1 mile evacuate, authorities said....
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More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want to go into the business anymore....
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Entrances to UC Santa Cruz cleared; student protest ends
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- University of California, Santa Cruz officials say student protesters against tuition increases have cleared both entrances to campus....
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Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company - and she will have to wait until she's 50-years-old to have an equal chance to lead a country....
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Officials: Truck driver fell asleep in fatal collision
ORONDO, Wash. (AP) -- A truck driver apparently fell asleep Thursday before his vehicle crossed the center line of a rural Washington highway and collided with a car and a school bus, killing the car driver and sending dozens of students to the hospital for evaluation, the Washington State Patrol said....
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Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia....
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Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty
PHOENIX (AP) -- It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday - and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it....
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Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified Thursday under his true name - not the stolen identity he had used for years....
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Protesters at Nevada air base call for end to drone warfare
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Protesters outside an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world....
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Ga. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill - one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Storm left Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists
Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty....
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