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BWI control tower evacuated briefly after fire alarm
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- An official says the air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated briefly after the fire alarm went off....
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Police: Human trafficking charge for Baltimore City teacher
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Authorities say a Baltimore special education teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with human trafficking and prostitution....
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Prosecutor criticized after acquittal in black man's death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor faces criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the case involving a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody, triggering protests and riots a year ago....
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Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic....
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34-year-old orangutan dies at Columbus Zoo
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A 34-year-old orangutan named Sally has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium....
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Priest abuse victim sentenced for child pornography
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky newspaper reports a man who was abused by a Catholic priest in Louisville as a child has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using two boys to produce child pornography....
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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country....
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5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Police: child dead, mother hurt after being dragged by car
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 21-month-old girl is dead and the child's mother has been injured in Daytona Beach after being struck by an elderly driver recently reported as missing and endangered....
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Alabama House speaker's trial on ethics charges to start
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- The speaker of Alabama's House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office....
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As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
RIO, Fla. (AP) -- A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital....
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Quotations in the News
"Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about." - Bernie Sanders in an interview with The Associated Press as he pushed the Democratic Party to adopt his progressive agenda at this summer's convention in Philadelphia....
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Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute is the front-runner in a Republican primary runoff for a seat on the influential state education board....
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San Francisco to consider immigrant sanctuary protections
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and killed a woman walking along a waterfront pier....
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