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Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday....
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Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida appeals court refused on Wednesday to overturn a judge's order that is blocking gay couples from getting married in the Florida Keys....
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Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies....
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Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him....
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Officials: Williston fire burned chemicals; air OK
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- An emergency manager says this week's fire at a Williston oil field supply company likely burned dozens of different chemicals that were stored there....
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Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombings told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber," according to court documents....
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Long wait for Metro Silver Line coming to an end
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- In some spots, the train tracks rise 40 feet above some of Virginia's priciest real estate, held aloft by massive concrete trestles. In one tiny stretch, the tracks dive underground through the heart of Tysons Corner, northern Virginia's commercial hub....
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Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week....
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UN chief 'alarmed' at rockets put at UN Gaza site
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general says he is "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and that "subsequently these have gone missing."...
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Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town
ATLANTA (AP) -- The huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting is moving across town to a new home in the city's Buckhead area....
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Texas woman sentenced to life in starvation death
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas jury on Wednesday sentenced a woman to life in prison for the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson....
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Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla....
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Man gets 10 years to life in death of Vegas dancer
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A judge sentenced a former Cirque du Soleil performer to 10 years to life in prison on Wednesday in the killing and dismemberment of his ex-girlfriend, saying the defendant had revived the tempestuous relationship with the dancer to feed his own narcissism....
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Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot
SEATTLE (AP) -- An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else....
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Former trader gets 2 years in prison for fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison on Wednesday for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program....
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