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High school buddies followed similar path to jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes....
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APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday....
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FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle....
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Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers....
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Southern California gets more waves as storm eases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents....
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2 California counties ask to form separate state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal....
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Crested Butte OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' promotion
DENVER (AP) -- Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional "Whatever" town for a Bud Light ad campaign....
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Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them....
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Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill
PHOENIX (AP) -- A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness....
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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said....
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WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Military officials in Massachusetts: Pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains....
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Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses....
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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law....
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