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Famed SC civil rights protesters to have records erased
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Fifty-four years after they were sentenced to a month of hard labor in a chain gang for ordering lunch in South Carolina, nine black men are getting a new day in court....
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Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records....
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Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen
DENVER (AP) -- A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle....
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Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display....
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Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations
NEW YORK (AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse....
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How much snow fell vs. how much was forecast
A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast by late Tuesday afternoon after a massive winter storm and the National Weather Service's forecast snow totals as Monday night:...
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Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing
BOSTON (AP) -- New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown....
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Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Benjamin and Kristi Strack often talked about the apocalypse and wanting to leave the evil they saw in the world, but friends and family thought that meant they would one day move somewhere remote and live off the grid....
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Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday....
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More potential jurors released from theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case....
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Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple
McRAE, Ga. (AP) -- Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago....
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People across the Northeast US deal with snowstorm
The snowstorm that pounded some areas of the Northeast and barely skimmed others left some residents battling drifts , while others found themselves surprised and a little disappointed by the less-than-predicted amount of white stuff. Some took advantage of the storm-abandoned New York City streets to have a little fun....
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The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
9:45 P.M. EST...
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Woman in Florida 'stand your ground' case released from jail
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement....
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NYC's 'Rent Too High' candidate facing eviction
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a place to live....
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