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State Department names former Coast Guard commandant to oversee US policy in Arctic

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:06pm
The State Department has named a retired Coast Guard admiral to serve as its first special representative for Arctic issues.
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Police: Man expected to be charged in death of woman found in duffel bag in north Philadelphia

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:39am
Police said Wednesday they expect to file charges against a man being questioned in the murder of a city art school graduate whose body was discovered in a duffel bag.
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Defense: Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend never tried to protect him

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:32am
A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has told a jury that the man never tried to protect Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was "a friend of the bomber." Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly agreeing with another friend to take fireworks that had been emptied of their explosive powder, Tsarnaev's laptop and other items from his dorm room after last year's deadly bombing.
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'Honest mistake' leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:19am
A Philadelphia mother of two is facing three years in prison after she mistakenly entered New Jersey, where she was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
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Bergdahl hires Yale scholar as lead counsel

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:59am
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, hired a Yale law professor as his lead counsel.
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Mom of Taco Bell worker accused of shooting customer with BB gun says he was defending himself

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:55am
The mother of a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with using a BB gun to shoot a belligerent customer upset at poor service says he is a "good man and hard worker" who was defending himself.
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Mom: Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with shooting customer with BB gun a 'good man'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:41am
The mother of a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with using a BB gun to shoot a belligerent customer upset at poor service is a "good man and hard worker" who was defending himself.
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Girl, 12, is swept through flooded drainpipe and down creek; says it was 'scary, dark, scary'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:24am
A 12-year-old eastern Pennsylvania girl is home from the hospital with bumps and bruises after being swept several hundred yards through a flooded drainpipe.
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Georgia casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:19am
A casino boat with 123 people aboard was stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, and Coast Guard crews said they were awaiting high tide to potentially remove passengers.
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Reporter who commented on 'black men growing up without fathers' suspended

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:04am
A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won't return.
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1 wounded in Las Vegas shopping mall shooting; police searching for 2 suspects

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:18pm
Police are looking for a gunman after one person was shot in the shoulder at a Las Vegas mall.
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Northern California man convicted of molesting boys receives 194-year prison sentence

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:29pm
A Northern California man has been sentenced to 194 years to life in prison for molesting boys in the 1990s.
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Protesters descend on Arizona town in bid to stop immigrant transfer

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:19pm
Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.
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Utah man sentenced to 5 years in prison for shooting out windows at synagogue

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:28pm
A 22-year-old Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting out windows at a Utah synagogue two years ago in what prosecutors considered a religiously motivated attack.
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Pope seeks protection of young US-bound migrants

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:56pm
Pope Francis on Wednesday called for "urgent intervention" to protect minors traveling on their own in increasing numbers from Central and South America to the United States.
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California family rescued at sea with sick baby sues phone company over cut satellite service

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:46pm
A couple rescued with their sick 1-year-old from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast are suing a satellite phone company, contending they lost their boat because their phone service was wrongly cut.
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Man charged in death of girl, 12, on scooter pleads not guilty to murder, weapons charges

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:41pm
One of three men charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and weapons charges.
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Lawyer: Ga mother whose son died in hot car is devastated, 'living every parent's nightmare'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:15pm
A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV says she is devastated by the boy's death.
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Man rescued from base of raging waterfall in Washington state

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:31pm
The Skamania County sheriff's office says 19-year-old John Napierkowski was rescued Monday night from the bottom of Dougan Falls on the Washougal River.
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Ex-wife says her police officer husband joined KKK in Florida as part of undercover operation

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:57pm
The ex-wife of a police officer who left the department after a report tied him to the Ku Klux Klan told investigators that she and her husband joined the group as part of an undercover operation.
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