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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
DETROIT (AP) -- Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close....
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Argentina heads into default as debt talks fail
NEW YORK (AP) -- Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."...
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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reaching a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees....
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Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder....
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Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, as well as an investigation into his own conduct, the archbishop says he will not resign....
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Minnesota officer killed making traffic stop
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Police say investigators have found the car sought in the shooting death of a police officer in Minnesota....
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3 people killed, deputies wounded in NC shootout
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday....
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Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight....
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Police union claims in stop-and-frisk are rejected
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime....
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Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree as "total terror."...
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Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb
NEW YORK (AP) -- A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building....
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Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians....
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Kidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the boy at the father's request, knowing the parents were planning to move in with her in the next few days....
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Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say....
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