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Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people....
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Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo
With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months....
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Ex-Nevada lawmaker sentenced in California
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison....
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2 teens plead guilty in Oregon torture case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority....
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Dallas County official charged with taking bribes
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged a longtime Dallas County commissioner with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain projects....
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US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat....
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Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday....
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Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans....
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Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die when a tornado swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore that claimed two lives and injured dozens others....
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Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities hope to learn Friday why a psychiatric patient allegedly killed a caseworker at a hospital complex outside Philadelphia and whether a psychiatrist who shot the patient with his own gun, wounding him, had feared the man....
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Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come....
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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas....
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Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers....
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Ohio State band marches on after director's firing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff....
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W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license within a decade....
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