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North Carolina furniture market could show boycott impact
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Organizers of North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market are releasing attendance figures Friday that could be an important barometer of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people....
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US government set to release hurricane season outlook
MIAMI (AP) -- The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months....
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Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets "at a high rate of speed" after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said....
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In police cases, black activists push reforms outside court
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of a man who was injured in the back of a police van was convicted....
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Cave escape: Rushing water, sucking mud and pitch black
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be....
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Spike in crime in Las Vegas spurs search for causes, cures
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From shootings on the Strip to the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe to an April weekend that saw five slayings in separate cases, crime is spiking in the shadows in Las Vegas - and spurring questions about causes and cures....
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Quotations in the News
"I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is. I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump." - Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard, as Donald Trump sewed up the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination....
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News Guide: Review finds Baylor disregarded sexual assault
DALLAS (AP) -- After months of silence, Baylor University responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles....
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Churchgoer charged in Sunday service slaying headed to trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia church member has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he shot a fellow churchgoer to death after the victim became verbally disruptive during Sunday services and punched the man in the face....
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Flint residents hope pipe flushing will help get lead out
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Foul-smelling water that came through the tap of David G. Mata Sr.'s house in Flint last year turned his sinks and toilets a brownish-orange color and nearly killed all of his plants....
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AM Prep-Today in History
Today is Friday, May 27, the 148th day of 2016. There are 218 days left in the year....
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California kidnapping suspect believed killed in shootout
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) -- A young man suspected of abducting a teenage girl in Northern California was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, authorities said, while the search for the girl continued....
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Connecticut panel to consider $22 million for hedge fund
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut Bond Commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help one of the world's largest hedge funds upgrade its facilities in the state....
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Fed chair Janet Yellen to discuss interest rates at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is expected at Harvard to participate in a "conversation" about interest rates....
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Suspects arrested in death of California student near school
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Authorities arrested two suspects Thursday in the shooting death of a California student and the wounding of a classmate near their high school....
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