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Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee....
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The Latest on flooding: Storms cause power cuts in 2 states
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After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire....
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Man, teen dead in cherry picker accident in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque police say two people are dead after the cherry picker they were standing in was thrown by a gust of wind....
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Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska....
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4 detained along with suspect in mansion slayings released
WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. police say they have released four people who were detained at the same time that the suspect in the slayings of a wealthy family was taken into custody....
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Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom."...
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The Latest in Cleveland: Rice family lawyer pans case plan
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In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered - smooth with no breaks - and an intact tongue and groove." Portions that pass muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the crew remodeling the warehouse into office space, or for sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to homes and...
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Armed man who caused Seattle-area court evacuation arrested
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Officials say a man who prompted the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse has been arrested without incident about a mile away from the building....
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Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen
CHICAGO (AP) -- A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him....
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Florida woman released in jailing over son's circumcision
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars....
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Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey....
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WWII vet to receive honorary diploma from Ohio high school
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war....
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Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942....
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