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Fire extinguished at ND oil supply company
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A once-massive blaze at an oil supply and logistics company that housed flammable chemicals in Williston, North Dakota, has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department....
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First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control....
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Holmes in court for hearing on expert testimony
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial....
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Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings
BOSTON (AP) -- It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?...
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Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street....
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Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) -- National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support....
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Jury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jurors are due to reconvene in St. Paul to deliberate whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle....
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Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do....
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Opening statements set in porch shooting trial
DETROIT (AP) -- After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her....
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SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors....
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Suspect in Texas police shooting 'presumed dead'
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- A man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers during an hours-long standoff Tuesday night is "presumed dead" after officers raided the house he had barricaded inside and exchanged gunfire with him, authorities said....
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Vigil, march for man who died in NY police custody
NEW YORK (AP) -- Demonstrators marched through the streets on Tuesday to demand swift justice for a man who died in police custody....
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Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next couple of days....
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