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Man who discussed Dylann Roof attack set to be in court
A white supremacist who authorities say illegally bought a gun he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings is scheduled to appear in court.
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Creeks, rivers top banks after latest California storm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm.
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Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.
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Dozens of headstones toppled at Missouri Jewish cemetery
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.
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Police: Gunman robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his "grandma's favorite."
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Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whittier police thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.
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Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region.
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The Latest: California levee breach plugged
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):
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Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial.
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Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.
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Malaysia: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, officials said Tuesday.
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Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial
BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday, rejecting accusations from the North that the probe was
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Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) — A military spokesman says Iraqi forces are consolidating their gains south of Mosul ahead of moving deeper into the city's Islamic State-held western half.
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Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to call Israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history.
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UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war
PARIS (AP) — Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones.
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7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital.
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South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in
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In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense.
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4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials
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