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Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves....
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Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia, Washington, police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting....
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year....
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Craft? Micro? Increasingly, 'nanobrews' slake local thirst
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale....
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Prosecutors prepare to distribute Whitey Bulger's assets
BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities say federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted....
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5 Taliban figures exchanged for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The five Taliban figures released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in May 2014 in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held hostage by the Taliban for nearly five years:...
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The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from Blanco River
8:30 p.m. CDT...
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Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain
HOUSTON (AP) -- Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city....
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Man sentenced in death of woman who called 911 during attack
DALLAS (AP) -- Jurors have sentenced a Dallas man to 85 years in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, who was attacked as a 911 operator listened....
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AP PHOTOS: Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive....
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The list of 20 US jail systems receiving MacArthur grants
NEW YORK (AP) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars....
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MacArthur grants aimed at reducing numbers in US jails
NEW YORK (AP) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars....
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Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self
A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said....
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Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived....
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FBI, police find no threat on EVA Air plane at LA airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Someone called in a threat to a flight from Taiwan that landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, but nothing dangerous was found on board, authorities said....
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