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"This is unacceptable. This is a humanitarian emergency that involves us all." - Federico Soda, director of the International Organization for Migration coordination office for the Mediterranean, on the unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya....
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Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success - including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture - was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91....
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Son: Michigan billionaire philanthropist, shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman dies....
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Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said....
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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78....
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Shooting that wounded baby no longer considered road rage
SEATTLE (AP) -- A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle....
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Investigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said....
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Storm diverts Oklahoma-bound Seattle elephants to San Diego
SEATTLE (AP) -- Two aging female elephants that a Seattle zoo dispatched earlier this week on a 2,000-mile road trip to a new home at an Oklahoma zoo have been diverted by a storm - and are now resting at the San Diego Zoo, the Woodland Park Zoo said Friday....
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Attorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case
CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges....
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Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement....
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Voter initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona filed
PHOENIX (AP) -- A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot....
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Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county....
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Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared....
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Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview Friday....
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Judge OKs bail for 2 accused of supporting Islamic State
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas....
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