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Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:46am
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots - all victims of suspected gang violence....
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Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:45am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed....
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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:44am
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) -- The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves....
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Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps....
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Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:42pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."...
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Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:42pm
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said....
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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:40pm
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion....
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Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:40pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam, just as the fasting month of Ramadan concludes....
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Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:40pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God - before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders - is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues....
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Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:36pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God - before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders - is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues....
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Long after riots, Milwaukee neighborhood sees little change

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:36pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed....
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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:35pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest....
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Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen....
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Military jet practicing for Ohio air show in accident

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:35pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident....
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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:35pm
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers....
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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....
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Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:34am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident....
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Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:33am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump....
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University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:33am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby....
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Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 9:33am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- As the nation's opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and "pill mills" catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping - the practice of visiting multiple physicians to score more painkillers....
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