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NY judge urged not to delay morning-after decision

NEW YORK (AP) — Reproductive rights advocates have asked a New York City judge not to delay a plan to let women and teenage girls buy morning-after birth control without a prescription. The delay has been requested by…
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Court: Calif. cities can ban medical pot shops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Local governments in California’s have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders, California’s highest court ruled on Monday in an opinion likely to further diminish the state’s once-robust medical marijuana industry.…

NBA’s Collins to headline Democratic fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee says NBA veteran Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala. Last week, Collins became the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports…

Stadium decision hurts Miami’s Super Bowl chances

MIAMI (AP) — The Super Bowl might not return to South Florida for a long time. Ten NFL title games have been played in Miami, but last week the Dolphins were denied public money for a stadium upgrade…
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Montana’s rural schoolhouses face unclear future

DIVIDE, Mont. (AP) — The school day in Divide begins with the four students, ages 5 to 14, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance around the flagpole outside their little red schoolhouse on the outskirts of the southwestern Montana…
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Wash. State graduate wears wedding gown under robe

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — With friends and family already gathered for her graduation from Washington State University, Cassie Dotts thought it would be a good time for another ceremony — her wedding. She married University of Idaho fisheries…
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Worcester man wants to send Tsarnaev body to Russia

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts community activist plans to start a campaign to raise money to send the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev (TAM’-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) to Russia for burial. Tsarnaev’s body is at a…
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Ex-justice touches JobsOhio in new role

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio Supreme Court justice’s new state job is raising unique ethical issues in the legal battle over Gov. John Kasich’s (KA……
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Warehouse Destroyed by Fire

A warehouse at Henley's Truck Covers in Edinburg was destroyed by a fire on Monday. …
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Obama plays round of golf with 3 senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is playing golf with three senators. Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado and Republicans Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Bob Corker of Tennessee will join Obama for a round…

Packed compact car crashes in NJ, 10 injured

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a compact car packed with 10 people crashed in New Jersey’s largest city, injuring everyone inside, including a mother and her two young children who sustained life-threatening injuries. Newark Police Detective Eugenio…

Mass. diocese leader arrested for DUI in RI

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Mass., has been arrested on drunken driving charges in Rhode Island. Police say Bishop Robert McManus was arrested Saturday night after a hit-and-run accident in…
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Parking Violators Pay $40k

Youngstown's parking ticket amnesty program brought in $40,000 in unpaid violations this weekend. …
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Officials Prep for Election

Board of Election officials started counting absentee ballots and preparing for Tuesday's primary election. …
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Jewish meeting highlights anti-Semitism in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Right-wing extremists shout Nazi salutes and attack a man they believe is Jewish. Black-booted militants frighten aging Holocaust survivors. Writings of authors linked to a pro-Nazi regime are recommended reading for school children. Hungary…
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3 resign from NJ church in priest scandal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The pastor of a church that let a priest barred by law enforcement from working with children to go on youth retreats has resigned. The Diocese of Trenton says Father Thomas J. Triggs is…
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Spain, Italy team up to demand crisis relief

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Enrico Letta will seek support on Monday from his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, in his quest to have Europe focus more on economic growth instead of just debt reduction. Since coming to office…

Mississippi prepares new push on education

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — It’s early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson’s class are working equations at the board. Dawson is peppering the class of 11 girls and four boys with questions,…
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AP PHOTOS: Buenos Aires a street art Mecca

BUENOS AIRES. Argentina (AP) — In most major cities, street artists create their works under cover of darkness, spray-painting their graffiti quickly to elude arrest. Not so in Buenos Aires, where painters have found a surplus of empty…