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Witnesses: Man used slurs before shooting 2 Indians at bar
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, has been charged with murder and attempted murder....
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Cab driver who tried to help Islamic State faces sentence
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A taxi driver caught helping a friend try to join the Islamic State group during an FBI sting faces a sentence of anywhere from four to 28 years....
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Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall....
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Tip leads to arrest in Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance
Residents of a rural community in south Georgia are beginning to get some answers nearly 12 years after teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her home....
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Plea in wife's staircase death lets man maintain innocence
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Peterson is out of theories as to how his wife died at the bottom of a staircase in the couple's mansion in Durham, North Carolina, more than 15 years ago. Did Kathleen Peterson fall down those stairs? Did an intruder attack her?...
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San Francisco firefighters rescue precariously perched pooch
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It took 16 firefighters to rescue a precariously perched pooch that had wandered off the side of a bluff at a popular San Francisco oceanside park....
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Mayor 'deeply disturbed' over incident between cop and teen
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anaheim officials pressed for calm after raucous protests followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him....
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Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal and state workers are joining farmers in round-the-clock repairs to levees in California's saturated Central Valley, where the wet winter has dams and waterways near or past capacity....
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5 injured in Ohio group home stabbing attack
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Police say five people have been injured in a stabbing attack at a group home in Ohio by a woman who allegedly was removed from the home for being disruptive....
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Protesters cleared from Dakota Access oil pipeline camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave....
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Police: 2 officers wounded, 1 suspect killed in DC shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say two police officers were wounded and a suspect killed in a shooting in Washington, D.C....
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The Latest: Feds deny deceiving police in California raid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on a dispute between local police and federal immigration officials in a California city (all times local):...
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$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Some witnesses say Kansas shooting was racially motivated
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of opening fire in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, was charged Thursday with murder and attempted murder....
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