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Prosecutors want death penalty drug info shielded
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug....
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Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup
DETROIT (AP) -- A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store as city repairs to the water system are on hold....
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Reputed drug cartel member to change plea in US
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to distribute cocaine in the United States is due in a New Hampshire court Thursday for a change of plea hearing....
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Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) -- A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists....
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Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work
BLAINE, Maine (AP) -- In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations....
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Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb....
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Missing-student suspect doesn't appear in court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn't appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected....
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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday, with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote....
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California community reels after mayor shot dead
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married....
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Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- A confessed hit man who was paid to help kill a New Jersey rabbi's wife in 1994 has been released from prison....
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Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- A bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat," Newtown's schools superintendent told parents....
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NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation
NEW YORK (AP) -- The medical examiner says an unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a gunshot to the back after police fired shots....
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California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Deputies in central California have arrested four people - one adult and three juveniles - who are suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club....
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2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people....
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More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm
EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs....
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