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In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as "Gracious," ''Warm-Hearted" and "Magical."...
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LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay....
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Treasure hunter's disappearance still a mystery after months
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to the whereabouts of missing treasure hunter Randy Bilyeu....
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Women who died at the hands of the 'Grim Sleeper'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the "Grim Sleeper" because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city....
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'We got him,' victims' father says of 'Grim Sleeper' killer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- By the time police found Alicia Alexander's naked body under a mattress in an alley in 1988, six other young, black women had died similar deaths in the neighborhood known as South Central Los Angeles....
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Quotations in the News
"I have never had such happiness like this in my life." - Truck driver Stephen Onyango, after his wife, 24-year-old Elizabeth Night Odhiambo, was found alive in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi....
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Judge to consider timing of Trump University trial
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has said he wanted a trial by the middle of this year in a federal class-action lawsuit against Donald Trump by students of Trump University who say they were defrauded. That was before the real estate mogul appeared headed for the Republican presidential nomination....
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Tampa Times' buying of Tribune latest in grim news landscape
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers - especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper - can anywhere?...
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US Army helps set up base camps on Alaska's Denali
KAHILTNA GLACIER, Alaska (AP) -- Three U.S. Army Chinook helicopters the size of city buses ascend higher and higher in the Alaska Range, following the 44-mile long Kahiltna Glacier, which from above resembles a frozen, mile-wide white ribbon of ice cutting through craggy mountains....
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Triplets born prematurely set to graduate at top of class
SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) -- Triplets born 15 weeks premature in 1997 are set to graduate at their top of their class at a western Michigan high school....
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LA's Getty museum recreates China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For a thousand years the Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine for people traveling China's Silk Road....
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Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said....
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Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again
A novelist who was rescued twice from storm-battered sailboats is embarking on a new adventure....
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Chief: Milwaukee officer shot, suspect dead after chase
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Police say a robbery suspect shot a Milwaukee police officer during a chase and was later fatally shot by other officers....
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Big art auctions open in NYC next week
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler and two Fauve period paintings are among the offerings at the impressionist, modern and contemporary art evening auctions in New York next week....
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