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Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

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Three-judge federal appeals panel affirms that Wisconsin inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer' series was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. More>>

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

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A parole hearing has resumed for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders. More>>

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

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Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. More>>

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

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Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled that the population is no longer threatened. More>>

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

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Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill. More>>

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

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A juror says after 52 hours of deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial outside Philadelphia refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian. More>>

Ferguson making progress, Justice Department attorneys say

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A federal judge in St. Louis will hear an update on Ferguson, Missouri's progress in its agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. More>>

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii. More>>

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

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Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'. More>>

Ex-Mexican lawmaker arrested at US border on drug charges

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A former Mexican lawmaker has been arrested at the California border on charges of working for the Sinaloa drug cartel. More>>

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

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Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. More>>

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

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The life of a 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea will be celebrated in an Ohio hometown still stunned by his loss. More>>

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

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Canadian man remains in custody in stabbing of Michigan airport police officer; suspect accused of shouting 'Allahu akbar' before the incident that is being investigating as act of terrorism. More>>

School panel hears case of member known for insulting Obamas

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A one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife may be booted off the Buffalo School Board. More>>

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

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A sequoia tree seedling sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. More>>

California beehive heists lead to felony charges

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Authorities in California have filed felony charges against two men charged with possessing more than 1,200 stolen beehives that belonged to beekeepers from as far away as Missouri, Montana and North Dakota. More>>

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

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Under an Oregon roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed last week by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat. More>>

Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery

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People once held in a privately run Colorado immigration detention center are challenging the system used to keep it clean and maintained, arguing it borders on modern-day slavery. More>>

States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

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US government officials say grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened. More>>

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

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San Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products. More>>

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

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An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. More>>

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

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Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep them working _ if only barely _ in most parts of the country. More>>

Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

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A federal judge says a lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward. More>>

Correction: OJ Simpson-Parole story

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Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a parole hearing date next month in Nevada. More>>

Correction: OJ Simpson-Parole-Things To Know story

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Here's a look at how Nevada officials say a July 20 parole board hearing for O.J. Simpson is expected to proceed. More>>

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

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A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison. More>>

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

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Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have fatally mauled a 16-year-old during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black bears. More>>

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

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A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake from 1925. More>>

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

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The safety record at Los Alamos National Laboratory is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the U.S. nuclear weapons cache. More>>

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

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Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands. More>>

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. More>>

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

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Cheap gasoline and a decent economy are expected to push July 4th travel to a record. More>>

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

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The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, says the city's towering Confederate monuments should remain where they are, and be supplemented with historical context about why they were built. More>>

Judge skeptical of anti-abortion group's bias claims

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A federal judge deciding whether a fellow judge should disqualify himself from a lawsuit over videos by an anti-abortion group says he could not immediately see any appearance of bias. More>>

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

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President Trump's derision of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced across the state which has been a national leader in wind generation and is using the resource to fuel economic development. More>>

Americans and guns: It's complicated

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A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows Americans have grown more divided over gun issues. More>>

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

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Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday's event in downtown Minneapolis, citing tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile. More>>

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

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Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis. More>>

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

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Parole has been denied for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders. More>>

Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect

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Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by deputies was accidentally struck by a bullet as he tried to stop an aggressive dog from attacking them early Thursday. More>>

Jurors to deliberate a 5th day in police shooting retrial

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Jurors are returning Thursday for a fourth day of deliberations in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist. More>>

Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

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A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment.". More>>

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

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A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights of violence on the city's north side. More>>

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

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Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. More>>

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

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A woman is suing a South Carolina senior living facility after her 90-year-old grandmother was killed by an alligator. More>>

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

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A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found a 2.7 percent increase crash claims in the first three states to legalize marijuana for recreational use -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- when compared with neighboring states. More>>

The Latest: 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

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A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison. More>>

Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

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The U.S. Census Bureau says the nation is aging and becoming more ethnically diverse. More>>

Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

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The depth of community sorrow at the death of a 17-year-old Muslim girl attacked as she walked to her mosque has been made clear after thousands attended her funeral and a subsequent community vigil. More>>

The Latest: West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

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Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes. More>>

After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS

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After an outcry from LGBT advocates, the Trump administration has restored a question on sexuality to a federal survey. More>>

Transformer stamp released by US Postal Service

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The US Postal Service has officially unveiled a first-of-its kind stamp that transforms with the touch of a finger and is dedicated to this summer's total solar eclipse. More>>

Census: Every ethnic, racial group grew, but whites slowest

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The U.S. Census says the nation is aging and becoming more ethnically diverse. More>>

Oakland officials renew pledge to improve police department

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Oakland city leaders renewed their pledges to straighten out the troubled police department after a court-appointed investigator concluded they mishandled a teenager's allegations that she was sexually exploited by officers. More>>

Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

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Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock? A new poll about summer travel finds the No. 1 thing people want to do on vacation is ... nothing. More>>

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

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Residents and officials along a stretch of the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle to eastern Texas are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Cindy. More>>

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

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Jury deliberations are entering a second day in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that led to riots in the majority African-American neighborhood where it happened last year. More>>

Juror: 2 holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial

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The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is weighing whether to release the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case. More>>

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured. More>>

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

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Virginia detectives say the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, but the case has left doubt among Islamic leaders who say it looks too much like a hate crime. More>>

Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training

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Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises. More>>

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

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A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children has been indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks. More>>

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

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Authorities say an extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult. More>>

Police: Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

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Police say a man and woman have been found dead with gunshot wounds on the Chicago Skyway, prompting an early-morning closure of part of the expressway that connects the city with Indiana. More>>

Latest: Officials: Suspect a dual citizen of Canada, Tunisia

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A law enforcement official says the FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in the stabbing of an officer at a Flint airport. More>>

Q&A: More questions than answers on legal pot in Nevada

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The highly anticipated launch of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry comes down to confusion over who will distribute it. More>>

Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict Video included

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The release of dashboard video in the shooting death of Philando Castile renewed anger over his death and reopened an emotional question: How could the police officer who shot him have been acquitted. More>>

Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral

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The Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma is making plans for his funeral. More>>

Official: Oakland mayor bungled police sex misconduct probe

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A court-appointed California investigator has blamed Oakland's mayor and the city's former police chief for mishandling and downplaying a sexual misconduct scandal in the city's police department. More>>

Polygamous leader hit with new felony charge after capture

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Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs is facing a new criminal charge after he was captured following nearly a year on the run. More>>

Correction: Doctor-Child Sex Charges story

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Northern California prosecutors say a brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children had been suspected of molesting youngsters for years and sought to impregnate women to create more victims. More>>

New Utah party sues to get onto ballot to replace Chaffetz

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Jim Bennett, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, is suing to get on the ballot with his new political party in the special election to fill the seat of outgoing U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah. More>>

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

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Republicans have some breathing room after Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia to avoid a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. More>>

Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program

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Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit demanding federal wildlife officials reassess their practice of killing coyotes, bobcats, fox and other animals in Northern California. More>>

Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

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A former ground zero worker has filed a legal challenge to his pending deportation to Colombia after receiving a pardon from New York's Democratic governor on a 1990 drug conviction. More>>

Latest: Former Milwaukee cop 'thankful' at acquittal

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Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that sparked unrest in a predominantly black neighborhood where it happened last summer. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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A new poll finds that Americans are more likely to oppose than support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. More>>

FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

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The FBI says a gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field. More>>

24-hour suspension proposed in Ohio officer head-kick case

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An Ohio police chief has recommended a one-day suspension for an officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head. More>>

Navy Seal testifies about wound during Bowe Bergdahl search

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Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are seeking to limit severity of punishments he could face by attacking the structure of the government's case. More>>

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

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As marijuana industry comes out of black market, allegations of unscrupulous regulators sound alarms. More>>

GOP holds on to House seat, but Dems surpass expectation

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Republican Ralph Norman, who had aligned himself with President Donald Trump, has won a special House election in South Carolina. More>>

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

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A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear. More>>

Trump thanks 2 whose yearbook references to him were altered

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President Donald Trump is weighing in on a New Jersey high school that had yearbooks altered to remove three students' references to him. More>>

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope found 10 new planets that are not too hot or cold and just the right size to have life on them. More>>

Ohio woman's family files lawsuit against outdoor park

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The family of an Ohio woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park. More>>

APNewsBreak: Congressman's wife works part-time in $240K job

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The wife of a likely Senate candidate averages a 26.5-hour work week in her $240,000-a-year job doing legal consulting for an Indianapolis suburb. More>>

Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

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A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance. More>>

Man accused of moving cocaine through children's day care

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Children played and slept surrounded by pounds of cocaine at a Los Angeles day care center that a man used as a drug trafficking hub, authorities said. More>>

Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'

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Whole Foods CEO says deal with Amazon was the result of a 'whirlwind courtship.'. More>>

Harvard freshmen's ouster over posts draws broad response

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Harvard University's recent decision to rescind admission offers to 10 incoming freshmen because of offensive Facebook posts is drawing attention from far beyond the Ivy League school's halls. More>>

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

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Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. More>>

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

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Video that shows a Minnesota police officer firing seven rapid shots at Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July is now public, days after the officer was acquitted in the case. More>>

The Latest: No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death Video included

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The coroner's office in Cincinnati is investigating the death of the American college student who died less than week after his return from North Korea, where he was detained near a year and a half. More>>

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

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Islamic leaders are questioning Virginia detectives' insistence that the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, saying the attack looks all too much like a hate crime. More>>

Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows

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Gulf coast faces torrential rain, high tides from Tropical Storm Cindy; another, Bret, lashes southern Caribbean. More>>

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

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The family of an American college student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home.". More>>

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

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Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. More>>

As heat wave hits, air-conditioner fixers are in hot demand

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As a scorching heat wave hits Phoenix, air conditioning repairmen have been besieged with phone calls from desperate homeowners. More>>

Report details death, panic in Oakland warehouse fire

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Oakland Fire Department's report details harrowing account of death and panic at Ghost Ship blaze. More>>

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

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The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in suburban Atlanta. More>>

Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

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A New Jersey high school student is taking a jab at her school's dress code with a quote in her senior yearbook. More>>

Jurors to deliberate for third day in police murder retrial

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Jurors will resume deliberations Wednesday morning in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. More>>

Seattle officers in fatal shooting had crisis training

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A police audio recording has provided clues about the shooting of a pregnant woman by Seattle police. More>>

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

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Federal judge approves settlement in wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown. More>>

The Latest: Handel thanks Trump for support in key GOP win

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Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in U.S. history. More>>

Police implore author who says he hid treasure to end hunt

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New Mexico's top law enforcement officer is asking the author and antiquities dealer who inspired thousands to comb remote corners of the American West for a chest of gold and jewels to end the treasure hunt. More>>

Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

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Experts say a pair of back-to-back fatal black bear maulings of people in Alaska appear to be coincidental flukes by rogue bears. More>>

The Latest: No quick verdict in Milwaukee ex-cop trial

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The prosecutor who charged a former Milwaukee police officer for killing a 23-year-old black man told jurors the man "looked like a child" and was in a vulnerable position when he was fatally shot. More>>

'Human Project' study will ask 10,000 to share life's data

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Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it's called "The Human Project.". More>>

Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license

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A California brain surgeon has agreed to give up his state medical license while he faces charges that he sexually abused children. More>>

Alaska court hears dispute over oil-wealth fund checks

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An Alaska lawmaker is making one last legal push to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of the state's oil wealth. More>>

Jury to resume deliberations Wednesday in ex-cop trial

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Closing arguments are set in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that ignited riots in the majority black neighborhood where it transpired. More>>

APNewsBreak: Study: Seattle minimum wage hasn't cut jobs

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A new study says Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant industry workers without costing jobs. More>>

The Latest: Alaska court hears oil-wealth fund check dispute

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An Alaska lawmaker has argued that Gov. Bill Walker overstepped his authority in reducing the size of the yearly check that state residents receive from Alaska's oil-wealth fund. wealth. More>>

Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

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The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. More>>

Ryan promises tax overhaul this year despite GOP divisions

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress. More>>

Judge announces Trump won't be defendant in pipeline lawsuit

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A federal judge has announced President Donald Trump won't be a defendant in a lawsuit over the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. More>>

4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal

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Los Angeles' police chief says 4 more teenage police cadets have been arrested in a widening probe of stolen police cruisers that led to three arrests last week. More>>

Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6

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Authorities say six people died in a 25-vehicle pileup caused by a sudden dust storm along an interstate highway in New Mexico where such conditions have caused deadly collisions in the past. More>>

Police: Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

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Authorities say a man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim teen who was attacked near her mosque became enraged after getting in a fight with one of the girl's friends mosque. More>>

Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airport

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Delta Airlines says it is the first airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. More>>

Museum burglars steal $30K in gems, leave trail of blood

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Police say an estimated $30,000 in gems, precious stones and minerals were stolen from a museum in New Jersey. More>>

Radio host says his criticisms of Trump cost him his job

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A Pennsylvania radio host has resigned after being asked by radio management not to criticize President Donald Trump on air. More>>

UPS workplace shooting survivor found exit blocked by killer

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A survivor of the shooting at a San Francisco UPS warehouse says he was standing in his usual spot during a weekly meeting when he heard a loud pop like a firecracker behind him. More>>

Poll: Courts are right in blocking Trump's travel ban

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An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll has found that most Americans think federal courts that have ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban are acting rightly. More>>

Black bears kill 2 in Alaska, including teen in extreme race

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Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. More>>

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

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The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive. More>>

Police: Road rage led to bat attack, Muslim teen's death

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A 22-year-old Virginia man is charged with murder in an attack on a group of Muslim girls returning from breakfast to an all-night prayer session at their mosque. More>>

APNewsBreak: Motive baffles UPS workplace shooting survivor

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A San Francisco UPS driver recovering from a gunshot wound says he does not understand why colleague Jimmy Lam shot him and killed three fellow workers last week in a workplace warehouse shooting. More>>

Canceled flights, burning door handles: Heat hits Southwest Video included

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The southwestern U.S. is about to feel the wrath of a punishing heat wave that includes a forecast of 120 degrees in Phoenix _ a temperature not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years. More>>

Jurors to resume deliberations in police shooting retrial

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Jurors in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will resume deliberations Tuesday morning. More>>

Fatal mauling of teen shows danger Alaska athletes face

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Athletes who run wilderness races in Alaska know bear encounters are always an inherent possibility. More>>

Recording: Woman brandished shears in past police encounter

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Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting by two officers of a woman family members say was pregnant and struggling with mental health issues. More>>

Judge allows lawsuit on life-ending drugs for terminally ill

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A judge on Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law letting terminally ill patients seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs. More>>

US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22

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An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. More>>

Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

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An international conservation group says fewer of North America's Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish. More>>

Jury begins deliberations in Ohio officer's murder retrial

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Jurors will soon begin trying to decide the fate of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in his murder retrial. More>>

Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time

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The U.S. opioid epidemic, launched by a pharmaceutical sales force, began in doctors' offices. More>>

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling

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Ranchers are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a return of labels that clearly identify meat produced in other countries and imported to the United States. More>>

Utah Muslim leader blocked from flying returns to US home

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A Utah Muslim leader barred from returning to the U.S. last week has finally returned home after a team of lawyers intervened on his behalf. More>>

Authorities investigating after 3 found dead in Idaho home

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A law enforcement officer sent to check on the welfare of three people living in a southwestern Idaho home instead found three bodies hidden on the property in an apparent homicide. More>>

Police name 4 people in request for tips after family slain

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Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members last year. More>>

Openings slated Tuesday in district attorney's bribery trial

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Philadelphia's top prosecutor is set to go on trial on corruption charges. More>>

Venus Ramey, Miss America who inspired WWII effort, dies

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A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds and whose likeness graced the side of an airplane that rained bombs on the Nazis has died at 92. More>>

Witnesses describe Jordan shooting that killed 3 US troops

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Three Jordanian gate guards at an air base have told a military court they held their fire when they heard a purported gunshot because they couldn't identify its source. More>>

Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

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The names of the jurors who failed to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have not been made public, but the judge could revisit the issue as early as Monday. More>>

Pastor's disappearance reignites debate over treasure hunt

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Police say a body was found in New Mexico not far from where a Colorado pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels. More>>

Facts about retrial of Bill Cosby on sex assault charges

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Facts about the planned retrial of entertainer Bill Cosby on sex assault charge. More>>

Husband to cops: 'I'm not going to jail for this'

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Body-camera video of a standoff between police and the physician husband of a radio host slain in New Jersey shows the man yelling "I'm not going to jail for this!". More>>

'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

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Lightning McQueen and his pals from "Cars 3" raced to the top spot at the box office this weekend, pushing "Wonder Woman" into second place for the first time since it opened. More>>

Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water

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A potentially record-shattering heat wave is rolling into the Southwest U.S., threatening to bring 120-degree temperatures to parts of Arizona and California. More>>

Michigan governor defends cabinet members charged in Flint

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is keeping two cabinet members in their roles, despite calls for their removal due to charges stemming from the investigation of Flint's water crisis. More>>

Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments Video included

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Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, in a move to expand its growing reach into groceries. More>>

Height of Illinois levees concerning to some in Missouri

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State versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could worsen flooding on the Missouri side of the river. More>>

Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate

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Indiana Christian school at center of national debate on whether private voucher programs can discriminate against LGBT students. More>>

FBI missed rigged jackpot in 2006 before lottery scheme grew

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A 2006 FBI inquiry has emerged as a missed opportunity to stop a jackpot rigging scandal that corrupted the nation's $70 billion lottery industry for years while enriching a tiny group of insiders. More>>

APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

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The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site's infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding. More>>

Authorities: 32 people go to hospitals after deck collapse

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Authorities say 32 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter, NBC Montana reports. More>>

Police: California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

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A Northern California woman is in custody on suspicion of beating, biting and choking her 11-year-old daughter in an attempt to perform an exorcism on the child. More>>

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

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A Republican senator is warning against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law. More>>

In Georgia, a key US House race comes down to its final days

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What's shaping up as most expensive House race in U.S. election history gets down to final days in Georgia. More>>

Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

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Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley. More>>

Native Americans walk out of musical depicting stereotypes

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Native American high school students attending a summer program at the University of Wyoming walked out of the college's production of "The Fantasticks" because the play includes offensive material. More>>

Milwaukee County sheriff not joining DHS, after all

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The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency. More>>

Man sues city after drunkenly jumping out of ambulance

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A New York City man who says the city didn't do enough to keep him from drunkenly jumping out of the back of a moving ambulance has filed a lawsuit. More>>

4 who died among 19 honored by Carnegie Hero Fund Commission

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A Colorado physician who was fatally shot while trying to help his neighbor after she was wounded in a domestic shooting is one of 19 people being honored by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. More>>

North Korea: US officials seized diplomatic package at JFK

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North Korea claims U.S. officials forcibly seized a diplomatic package from one of their delegations at New York's JFK airport. More>>

No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

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Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing for years, fell dramatically last year in the United States. More>>

Cosby team triumphant, but sex crime retrial, lawsuits loom

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Bill Cosby's publicity team is going on the attack after a jury deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in a case that followed dozens of similar accusations. More>>

Protesters again storm 'Julius Caesar' performance

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Protesters again have stormed the stage of a New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," which depicts a Trump look-alike character being assassinated. More>>

Military hero McRaven having trouble as Texas chancellor

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American military hero Bill McRaven is running into political problems in his role as chancellor of the University of Texas System. More>>

The Latest: Witness says about 50 were standing on deck

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Authorities now say 32 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter, NBC Montana reports. More>>

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested

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A New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a Trump-like character who is assassinated added a boisterous new scene this weekend: A 24-year-old activist stormed the stage, yelling, "Do you want Trump to be assassinated?". More>>

Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

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The acquittal of an officer in the death of a Minnesota motorist who volunteered that he had a gun during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners. More>>

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