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Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles....
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Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex....
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San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf....
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Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit schools are expected to reopen Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid....
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Texas policeman accused of sexually assaulting girl
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years....
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Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoes
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state....
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APNewsBreak: Army says troops lost their way, went off cliff
DENVER (AP) -- An Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five, according to a recently released investigative report....
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Quotations in the News
"Ted Cruz - I don't know if he likes me or he doesn't like me - but he is one hell of a competitor." - Donald Trump after he all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked Cruz out of the race....
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Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentence
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing....
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College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) -- When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly white. She wants to change that....
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Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too....
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FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mice poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores....
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Closing arguments expected in Cleveland slayings trial
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags....
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Ohio police cadet won't be charged in other cadet's shooting
NAPOLEON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say they won't charge a police cadet who accidentally shot and wounded another recruit at an Ohio firing range last month....
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The Latest: Cousin says girl was kind, loved to play music
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):...
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