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Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks after Brown's death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement....
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In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal
NEW YORK (AP) -- A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence....
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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go....
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6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home
GARLAND, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina....
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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole
A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky....
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Girl, 3, drowns in pool; brother, 4, is critical
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A 3-year-old girl has drowned in a backyard swimming pool in New York, and her 4-year-old brother has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition....
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Teen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crash
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail....
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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags....
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In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not....
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Transgender women's killings test police outreach
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously."...
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Sesame catching on in southeast US
LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) -- Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment....
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A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City
Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:...
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Here's what happens when a casino closes down
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:...
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Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks....
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California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them....
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