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Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The sales tax on cookies, chips and sodas sold on the Navajo Nation is going up....
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Brooklyn man sentenced for role in cybercrime ring
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A New York City man has been sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service....
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Hundreds honor Indiana aid worker slain in Syria
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have turned out to honor an Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants....
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Man arrested in cold-case killing of Colorado mom
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Investigators say they have arrested a man in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007....
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Maine risks losing funding over food stamp policy
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits....
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Key figures in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August - a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb....
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As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....
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Marine with robotic leg braces to get Bronze Star
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago....
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A look at how FDA-approved robotic leg braces work
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
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Soldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slaying
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole....
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Timeline of events after death of Michael Brown
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson....
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Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book....
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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown....
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Man pleads guilty in fatal abuse of 2-year-old
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to fatally abusing a 2-year-old boy by kicking and shaking the toddler, beating him with a belt and cleaning his teeth with a wire brush meant for barbecue grills....
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Desaulniers named AP's New England media director
BOSTON (AP) -- Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's director of local media for New England....
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