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Officer says she wasn't aware Confederate flag offends some
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) -- A police officer fired for flying the Confederate battle flag at her suburban Atlanta home says she had no idea the emblem was controversial, and is appealing her termination....
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Tennessee dad drowns saving 3 daughters from rip current
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a father from Tennessee has drowned after trying to save his three daughters from a rip current off the North Carolina coast....
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Jefferson Parish deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- A man being pursued by a sheriff's deputy in a New Orleans suburb was shot to death after pointing a gun at the deputy, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday....
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Former New Hampshire police chief faces sex assault charges
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- A former part-time police chief in western New Hampshire who was once suspected of murder has now been charged with sexually assaulting a minor....
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Mother of man in wheelchair killed by police takes plea deal
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- The Delaware mother of a wheelchair-bound man who was fatally shot by police has accepted a plea deal related to an attack on a woman she thought made a 911 call about her son....
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About 70 protesters arrested at Minnesota governor's mansion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Nearly 70 people have been arrested as police cleared demonstrators from the street in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion, police in St. Paul said Wednesday....
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The Latest: Sheriff to discuss suspect's shooting death
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a suspect by a sheriff's deputy in a New Orleans suburb (all times local):...
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Lawyers for Blagojevich resentencing due in Chicago court
CHICAGO (AP) -- Attorneys are scheduled to address issues surrounding the resentencing of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including whether he will be allowed to attend the hearing in Chicago in person....
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Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $422 million
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The estimated Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize....
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Man gets 20 years to life for shooting at 2 NYPD officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 57-year-old former soldier who prosecutors say was disguised in a fake beard when he shot at two New York City police officers in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison....
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Officer denied service at restaurant outside DC
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant....
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Florida dad kills baby, shoots son before killing himself
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road....
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Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat off Alaska islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....
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Officials identify woman fatally shot on Alabama highway
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a woman who was shot and killed inside a moving car on an Alabama highway....
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Prosecutors: $3 million lottery winner bought, sold meth
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia man who reportedly used part of his $3 million in lottery winnings to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges....
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