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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business....
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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
CORSICA, S.D. (AP) -- By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys....
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Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed....
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2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday....
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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say police officer shot to death in Tarpon Springs, Florida; suspect in custody....
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Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 NYC police officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) -- How President Barack Obama spent the first day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:...
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Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers
The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers....
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3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico, authorities said....
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Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping....
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2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) -- A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said....
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Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
MIAMI (AP) -- Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide....
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4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two....
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Judge dismisses suit by family saved at sea
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a satellite phone company by a California couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world....
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