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Police charge driver shot by officer with attempted murder
CLARKSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Police in Maryland have filed criminal charges against a man who was shot by an officer last week after he drove a car toward the policewoman....
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Arkansas governor sets execution dates for 8 inmates
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death....
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Norwegian diplomat named to mediate Venezuela-Guyana dispute
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year....
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The Latest: Patience still needed for work at Oroville site
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):...
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Insular Hasidic village seeks to expand, riling neighbors
KIRYAS JOEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A quickly crowding Hasidic Jewish village in New York that is working to expand its boundaries faces opposition from neighbors who fear more urban-style development by the insular community could overrun their slice of suburbia....
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Man accused of biting victim's face in anti-Muslim attack
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man is accused of biting another man's face after making anti-Muslim slurs in a parking lot at a busy shopping mall late last year....
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2 receive prison for threats, slurs at black child's party
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia judge has sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats....
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Inauguration Day protests spur for study of police actions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia's Police Complaints Board says an independent consultant should examine the actions of police on Inauguration Day. More than 200 people were arrested and charged with rioting that day after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine....
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Ravi Nessman named news director for US South region
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Associated Press has named Ravi Nessman regional news director for the U.S. South, a new position overseeing AP's journalism and news operations across formats in 13 states....
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Officer tried for black man's death: I need public defender
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop says he needs a public defender....
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60-year sentence for abduction, slaying of Indiana toddler
SPENCER, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to 60 years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement....
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Police: Too soon to talk about new parade safety rules
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday....
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Mom of twin toddler boys killed in house fire pleads guilty
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- The mother of twin toddler boys who died in a western New York house fire while she left them alone to buy marijuana has pleaded guilty in connection to their deaths....
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The Latest: Jewish centers, schools cope with bomb threats
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):...
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Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer....
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