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US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas....
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Eyewitness testimony no longer a 'gold standard'
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Courts and legislatures are slowly shifting away from using eyewitness testimony as the gold standard of evidence. The reason: Studies show it's only right about half the time....
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Metro-North: Railroad has implemented reforms
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Metro-North says the nation's second-largest commuter railroad has made tremendous strides in improving its safety culture after two derailments last year....
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Teacher in chair-throwing incident not punished
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts teacher who was told she could lose her job for failing to report that a student threw a chair at her won't be punished, school administrators said....
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New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming the state's Motor Vehicle Commission rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an atheist....
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USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year....
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Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are honoring him a year later....
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Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president
CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief....
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Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter....
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AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl....
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New Americans turn to goats to address food demand
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) -- A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock....
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Restitution ordered over dead, dying animals
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles at his business has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution....
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Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms
DENVER (AP) -- A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C....
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Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home
ATLANTA (AP) -- Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests....
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