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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
Pope Francis has chosen a bishop known as a moderate to replace retiring Cardinal Francis George as head of the high-profile Chicago archdiocese....
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Calif. fire hit with record amount of retardant
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought....
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Quotations in the News
"Was the door open?" - Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, after a 42-year-old Texas man jumped over the fence of the White House and made it through the front door before Secret Service agents apprehended him....
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Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks....
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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety....
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Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings....
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Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare....
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San Diego's new bulldog Marine mascot graduates
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs....
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After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."...
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Jury awards $16M to families of 4 crash victims
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead....
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4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old
CHICAGO (AP) -- Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday....
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Driver of stolen van that hit dog gets prison time
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison....
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Florida town knew shooter had troubled past
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past....
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US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday....
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Feds: Man shot by Border Patrol posed no threat
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A Mexican man shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona four years ago did not pose a threat, according to a letter by federal prosecutors in Arizona who reviewed the case....
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