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Union raffling gun to benefit officer who shot unarmed man
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's police union is raffling off a pistol and other items to benefit an officer who has been on restricted duty since he fatally shot an unarmed burglary suspect in March....
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Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring....
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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale....
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Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama's announcement of proposed rules that the White House says go as far as the administration can go toward banning all U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants....
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Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who went missing on the high seas....
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Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up....
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Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program - and decided to stay there for thousands of years....
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Number of wildfires in California up, but damage is smaller
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California has seen more wildfires so far this year, but the acreage burned is smaller thanks to favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say....
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Body believed to be missing California girl found
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case....
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Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said....
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Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate
BOSTON (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel....
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Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said....
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Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons....
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Prison employee accused of helping 2 killers escape in court
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court....
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