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With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court....
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Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."...
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Another condemned Ala inmate claiming innocence
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on Alabama's death row for two murders despite his claims of innocence, walked free earlier this month after prosecutors admitted they couldn't prove his guilt....
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Man who shot himself outside courthouse during sex case dies
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a New Hampshire man has died after shooting himself in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago....
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Protests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Protesters who've been holding near-daily demonstrations this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest....
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2009 memo describes concerns about Oklahoma reserve deputy
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released by lawyers for the dead man's family....
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Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection....
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Quotations in the News
"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." - Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner about his gender identity in interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer....
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Jury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Three years after a Florida A & M University drum major died after being hazed, the last defendants facing charges in his death were convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in a case that shined a light on the violent ritual within the school's famed marching band....
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Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country....
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Flight runs into pressurization issues, passengers evaluated
DENVER (AP) -- Officials say a Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver Friday night after reporting "pressurization issues."...
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New video raises questions in 2013 Florida police shooting
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida deputy's shooting of an unarmed black man nearly two years ago was under renewed scrutiny Friday following the emergence of a video....
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday ....
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Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday....
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2 missing sisters found in Michigan after nearly 2 weeks
CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) -- Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan survived on Girl Scout cookies while stuck in their snow-crippled SUV until state police discovered them Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula....
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