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Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2....
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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal....
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Men accused in plot to kill blogger due in Boston court
BOSTON (AP) -- Two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims are heading back to court....
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Coast Guard plane's crew spends long days searching for boys
ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN (AP) -- Scouring the vast ocean expanse off Florida for two missing teen boaters is a long, tedious mission for the eight-person crew of the C-130 Hercules Coast Guard plane based out of Clearwater....
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New York prison worker: I got 'caught up' in escape plot
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a breakout planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one of the men and took naked photos of herself for the other....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Trade ministers from 12 Pacific nations gather on Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Trade ministers from 12 nations around the Pacific Rim are meeting on the Hawaiian island on Maui to negotiate a trade pact....
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Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist
MIAMI (AP) -- A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says....
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By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud
MIAMI (AP) -- Psssst - Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you're looking for....
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Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River....
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Quotations in the News
"He took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and he failed it." - M.E. "Spike" Bowman, a former FBI deputy general counsel, after convicted U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard was granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years....
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Future unsure for troubled New Mexico green chile production
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Green chiles have defined New Mexico for generations, gaining fans and fame around the globe....
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A look at cases where kids are accused of killing kids
Police in California are questioning a 15-year-old boy in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl who disappeared while riding her new scooter....
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Colorado theater shooter's dad unaware he saw psychiatrist
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes came home for winter break from graduate school looking haggard and making odd facial expressions that looked similar to the wide-eyed smirk he flashed in one of his first jail booking photos after he opened fire on a crowded Colorado movie theater seven months later, his father said....
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Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday....
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