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About 70 protesters arrested at Minnesota governor's mansion
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- St. Paul police say nearly 70 protesters have been arrested as officers cleared them from the street in front of the Minnesota's governor's mansion....
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Man gets 20 years to life for shooting at 2 NYPD officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 57-year-old former soldier who prosecutors say was disguised in a fake beard when he shot at two New York City police officers in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison....
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Officer denied service at restaurant outside DC
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant....
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Tennessee dad drowns saving 3 daughters from rip current
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a father from Tennessee has drowned after trying to save his three daughters who got caught in a rip current off the North Carolina coast....
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Florida dad kills baby, shoots son before killing himself
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road....
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Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat off Alaska islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....
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Officials identify woman fatally shot on Alabama highway
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a woman who was shot and killed inside a moving car on an Alabama highway....
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Prosecutors: $3 million lottery winner bought, sold meth
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia man who reportedly used part of his $3 million in lottery winnings to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges....
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Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of discussions about police use of force and race....
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Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year....
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Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case of murder-suicide, officials said....
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Pretrial motions heard for fifth officer in prisoner death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Pretrial motions are scheduled to begin for a Baltimore police officer facing criminal charges in the arrest and subsequent death of a young man black whose neck was broken in a police van....
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Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur....
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As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again....
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Nightclub shooting latest for city seeing rise in violence
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside....
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