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Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) -- A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it....
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UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief says tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country....
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1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) -- A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said....
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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge....
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Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) -- The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80....
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Shooter takes stand in loud music killing case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store said Tuesday that he feared for his life when he opened fire....
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Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave....
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Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything to reach their targets, save fuel and stay airborne for the long trip home....
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Testimony resumes in Detroit officer's trial
DETROIT (AP) -- A key witness in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl is back on the stand, testifying slowly and softly about a Detroit police raid that killed her granddaughter in 2010....
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Parents charged in death of son found in home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in their Harrisburg home during the summer....
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Ex-governor's pension unaffected by conviction
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's state pension of nearly $53,000 a year will not be affected by his second felony conviction....
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Psych hospital nixes teen school stabbing suspect
UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital has refused to treat a 16-year-old boy awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school in April....
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AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move
On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work....
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SC cop indicted in shooting shrouded in mystery
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with some habits, including ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over....
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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing....
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