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Man charged with killing 3 Muslims can face death penalty

Man charged with killing 3 Muslims can face death penalty

April 6th, 2015 4:36 pm by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

A man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of three Muslim college students can face a death penalty trial, a judge ruled Monday.

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Major league ballparks beef up security with metal detectors

Major league ballparks beef up security with metal detectors

April 6th, 2015 4:05 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Forget the $30 tickets, $9 beers and $16 parking charges. Baseball fans have more reason to empty their pockets, only this time of keys, mobile phones - and whatever loose change might be left - before a day at the old ball game.

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Clemson fraternity that held racially charged 'Cripmas' party placed on 2-year probation

Clemson fraternity that held racially charged 'Cripmas' party placed on 2-year probation

April 6th, 2015 12:51 pm by Associated Press

The fraternity's national organization was outraged by the party that had members wearing blue and red bandanas, colors of the Crips and Bloods, throwing up gang hand symbols and wearing T-shirts with images of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

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Legally carried gun accidentally fires at Easter vigil Mass

Legally carried gun accidentally fires at Easter vigil Mass

April 6th, 2015 10:00 am by Associated Press

Police aren't identifying the gun owner, who was grazed by the bullet.

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Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

April 6th, 2015 9:30 am by Associated Press

VW plant spokesman Scott Wilson said the company has decided to increase the size of the body shop to accommodate future production needs.

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Report cites multiple failures in Rolling Stone rape article

Report cites multiple failures in Rolling Stone rape article

April 6th, 2015 8:41 am by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

The article's author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, also apologized in a statement, saying she would not repeat the mistakes she made when writing the article, "A Rape on Campus."

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Three dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Morgan County

Three dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Morgan County

April 5th, 2015 9:12 pm by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

A Morgan County father and two children have been discovered dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes of a gas-powered generator being used inside a home, authorities said Sunday.

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Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

April 5th, 2015 6:46 pm by LAURYN SCHROEDER, Associated Press

Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.

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AP Exclusive: Special ops troops doubt women can do the job

AP Exclusive: Special ops troops doubt women can do the job

April 4th, 2015 5:42 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interview

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AP Poll: Whites more likely to OK police striking people

AP Poll: Whites more likely to OK police striking people

April 4th, 2015 5:39 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American

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