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Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space....
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Expert: Crash into Will Smith's SUV appears intentional
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A car crash expert has told a jury in New Orleans he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer into the vehicle driven by ex-football star Will Smith on the night of April 9....
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Man convicted of shooting 2 officers during Ferguson protest
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A jury has convicted a man of shooting two police officers during a 2015 protest in Ferguson amid fallout over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown months earlier....
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Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online....
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Cops: Ex-chaplain estranged from family kills daughter, self
HEBRON, Maine (AP) -- A former university and Air Force chaplain bought a shotgun after completing treatment for substance abuse and drove to the home of his estranged family, where he killed his adult daughter and then himself, police said Friday....
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The Latest: Teen used metal stick to kill counselor
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Latest on a worker killed at a Utah ranch for troubled teens (all times local):...
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Victim of 1982 attack that killed mom: Wrong man in prison
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri's governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes....
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1946 Atlanta hotel fire echoed in Oakland warehouse disaster
ATLANTA (AP) -- The cries of trapped hotel guests screaming in agony are still seared into Richard Hamil's memory, seven decades after the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta....
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Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61....
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Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats
HENRICO, Va. (AP) -- An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River....
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Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others....
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Sheriff raids Christian boarding school over abuse concerns
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say 22 boys have been removed from a Christian boys' boarding school in Alabama after claims of abuse....
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The Latest: Father of warehouse fire victim visits site
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):...
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Some lethal injection problems in US executions
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins and needles becoming clogged or disengaged. Some past examples:...
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School boss: Student has right to wear Confederate clothing
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- A high school student has a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upsets a black student and her father, the school superintendent said Friday....
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