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Drug cartel associates get 1-year prison sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two Mexican citizens associated to the Zetas drug cartel have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge, federal prosecutors said Tuesday....
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Town hopes for answers after missing teen returns
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- After a 15-year-old girl returned safely to her family nine months after vanishing on the way home from school, townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved - and looking for answers about where she's been and how she got home....
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Montana judge censured over rape comments
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime....
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After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city....
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General: Guard to take observation role at border
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission....
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Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services
LYNN, Mass. (AP) -- The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border....
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Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve....
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Judge mulls overturning Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- A Denver federal judge was hearing arguments Tuesday from lawyers for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban....
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Jury selected after 2 days in porch shooting trial
DETROIT (AP) -- A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch....
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Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the details he is seeking about his pending death....
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NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge Tuesday ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years, saying a default would hurt "real people."...
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2 suspects wanted in Atlantic City casino heist
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Police are seeking two masked suspects who robbed an Atlantic City casino at gunpoint and made off with more than $180,000....
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Deaf educator and pioneer Robert Panara dies at 94
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94....
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Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days....
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Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes....
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