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DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital....
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Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday....
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Funds through divisive visa system helped SD dairy
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there was also the incentive of four foreign investors putting up $500,000 each through a U.S. visa program....
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Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy says he'll make a decision next Monday on a request to stop water shutoffs until spring....
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Turkey is considering a military role against IS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement....
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Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes in anticipation of erratic winds and hotter temperatures that could undo their progress....
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NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads
NEW YORK (AP) -- Elected officials and faith leaders are denouncing anti-Islamic ads soon to appear on New York City transit buses and subway stations....
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Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev....
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4th immigrant holding facility to open in Texas
DILLEY, Texas (AP) -- Federal officials have announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S....
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Man charged with threatening to take over ranch
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- A man who lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce and spent more than 20 years in prison for intimidating judges, attorneys and others involved in the case is now charged with threatening to kidnap the current owners and showing up at the property to "take back the ranch," Ravalli County court records said....
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Hemp crop from detained seeds harvested in Ky.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Some of the imported hemp seeds detained by U.S. customs officials in the spring turned into 10-foot-tall plants that were harvested Tuesday on a research plot in Kentucky, where marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin has gained a foothold as a potential cash crop....
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Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A man wearing his work uniform started shooting at his former colleagues inside a UPS sorting facility in Alabama a day after he was fired from the company, killing a supervisor and another employee before committing suicide, police said Tuesday....
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution....
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Los Angeles port fire prompts school evacuation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down, a nearby school was evacuated, and area residents were advised to stay indoors as a precaution over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire Tuesday at a Port of Los Angeles wharf....
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Prosecutor seeks 10 years for teacher rapist
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana prosecutor will seek 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence handed down earlier by a judge who pinned responsibility on the victim....
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