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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona....
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Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in....
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Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests....
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Witness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Wednesday during a Utah trial that he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack....
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3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in NC shootout
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A domestic dispute erupted into a gun battle with deputies Wednesday at a North Carolina mobile home park, leaving three people dead and three officers wounded, officials said....
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Police union claims in stop-and-frisk are rejected
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime....
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Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio prisons director says the state has levied a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year....
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Police arrest mom, say son, 7, went to park alone
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who let her 7-year-old son walk alone to a park has been charged with felony child neglect....
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2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana....
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Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case....
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Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A federal judge in Alaska has dismissed the state's lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year....
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Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind
DENVER (AP) -- A storm system in Colorado that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range is being blamed for the death of a man on the southeastern plains....
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Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Argentina's economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default....
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Suspect in Las Vegas crime spree describes mayhem
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A woman accused in a Las Vegas crime spree described to police how she stabbed a woman with a screwdriver during a violent string of mayhem that ended in the death of her partner and a homeowner....
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday....
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