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Report: Performer used wrong accelerant in school accident
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A federal investigation has revealed more details about what went wrong when a fire-breather accidentally set himself ablaze during a South Florida high school pep rally....
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Texas man dies in hang gliding accident in central Florida
GROVELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a Texas man was killed in a weekend hang gliding accident in central Florida....
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Jury finds man guilty in fatal Virginia nightclub shooting
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man inside a Richmond nightclub....
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Hearing set on future of violence-plagued New Orleans jail
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether he should take the drastic step of stripping an elected sheriff of his authority to run the violence-plagued New Orleans jail....
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FBI director to speak at Birmingham civil rights conference
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is scheduled to speak in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of a conference on civil rights and law enforcement....
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Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges....
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Guccifer to plead guilty to hacking Bush family emails
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A judge is expected to take a guilty plea from the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who is charged with breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others....
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Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) -- It is the unavoidable Achilles' heel in the reputation of George Washington and so many other Founding Fathers: that men who risked their lives to protect their nation's liberty were also slaveholders....
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Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces highest penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings....
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Phoenix-area police seek suspect after 2 hit by gunfire
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say they're searching for at least one suspect after a motorist in the Phoenix area was hit by gunfire, another was wounded in a carjacking, and a patrol cruiser was struck by a bullet....
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Quotations in the News
"How old is this kid? Still wearing diapers." - Donald Trump to a demonstrator as a protest outside his rally in New Mexico turned violent....
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Officials: At least 2 hurt, homes damaged in Kansas storms
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Homes were damaged and at least two people were critically injured in Kansas amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, authorities said....
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Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls....
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A look at prison nurseries nationwide
Out of more than 100 women's prisons in the U.S., only eight have nursery programs that allow mothers to help raise their babies behind bars. There are none in the federal prison system, and there is only one in a jail, at Rikers Island in New York City. Here is a look at the nurseries:...
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Investigators: Homeowner shoots worker, turns gun on self
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man fatally shot a heating oil company employee who came to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said....
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