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Colorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two 19th century Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings - instead looking to use the English names....
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Fla. dad charged with murder; baby left in truck
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours....
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Sharpton to lead march against NY chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marchers are set to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer, the latest high-profile call to change relations between police and communities of color in the wake of recent violence....
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Trial over Miss. GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win....
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1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science....
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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?...
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3 blacks among 12 grand jurors in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case....
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Ex-Va. governor says he should have revealed gifts
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he should have disclosed some of the gifts from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur on a yearly financial disclosure form....
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Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday....
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Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died....
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Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community
OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity....
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Friends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Sen. Jim Jeffords left his mark on the state and the nation during more than 30 years in Washington, but family and friends said he never lost his affinity for the Vermont countryside or let his position eclipse his love for his family and the simple things in life....
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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday....
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Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach left a suicide note that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself....
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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries
SEATTLE (AP) -- The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier....
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