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Student to don eagle feather at graduation after agreement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Attorneys for a Native American student and officials with a California school district have reached an agreement that allows him to wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation....
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Man under surveillance by terror investigators is shot dead
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent outside a pharmacy, authorities said....
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Arraignment set for man in Ferguson police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- The man accused of shooting two police officers during a protest in Ferguson is slated to appear in court....
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With Medal of Honor award, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all....
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Court upholds sentence for son of Schwarzenegger ally
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A California appeals court on Tuesday upheld former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to dramatically reduce the manslaughter sentence of a political ally's son, saying his conduct may be considered wrong but it didn't violate any laws....
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Colorado valedictorian comes out during graduation speech
DENVER (AP) -- A high school valedictorian received a standing ovation when she came out as gay during her graduation speech in the Colorado mountain town of Carbondale....
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Gunman says he tried calling crisis line before shootings
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year....
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Hurricane Blanca stronger, Andres weaker in eastern Pacific
MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Blanca is strengthening quickly in the eastern Pacific and is expected to become a major hurricane....
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1 killed, 8 hurt in collision of Chicago city bus, vehicles
CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say a collision between a Chicago Transit Authority bus and several other vehicles left one person dead and at least eight others injured....
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Scientologist plan nixed for former presidential retreat
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland officials have rejected a plan to turn a former presidential fishing spot into a drug rehabilitation center linked to the Church of Scientology....
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Ban on billing rape victims for exams passed by Legislature
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The commonplace practice of billing rape victims in Louisiana for medical exams should come to an end after state lawmakers Tuesday signed off on proposed law changes that the federal government has required for a decade....
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San Francisco's skyrocketing housing prices prompt vote
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Check out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms....
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2 kids dead in gas-filled Connecticut home; mother injured
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Two children were found dead in a home that was filled with natural gas on Tuesday, and their despondent mother was found there with non-life-threatening arm injuries, authorities said....
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Los Angeles County deputy pleads guilty in jail case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies beat a jail visitor bloody even though he was handcuffed on the ground and had no way of defending himself, according to one of the lawmen who pleaded guilty in the case Tuesday....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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