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California teacher defends anti-military comments

By ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) – City Council members in a Los Angeles suburb passed a resolution Tuesday night condemning and asking for the resignation of one of their colleagues who in his work as a school teacher called members of the U.S. military “the lowest of …

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Suspect texted detective, not wife, about girlfriend’s death

DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) – A Florida man who thought he was texting his wife but instead nervously messaged a detective “I think they are going to arrest me” was charged with murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend, authorities said. Marion County Sheriff’s officials arrested David W. Romig, 52, …

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Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Two more sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday, when police in Las Vegas revealed they recently received two reports from women saying the billionaire sexually assaulted them in the 1970s. This was the first admission from police in Las …

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NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Police Department was investigating the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said Tuesday night that five people were shot before driving to a gas station …

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ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant IDs

By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities. Raphael A. Sanchez, who resigned from the agency effective Monday, faces one count of aggravated identity theft and another of wire fraud in a charging …

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Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

By MARC LEVY and MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will not submit a new Republican-drawn map of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts to the state’s high court, saying Tuesday that it uses the same unconstitutionally partisan tactics as the 6-year-old boundaries struck down in a gerrymandering …

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Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge in New York has ruled President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally adequate reasons” for ending a program that spared many immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in an order issued …

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Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible. Scientists removed some of his blood cells, …

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Slain doctor’s body may have been in home for months

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – A University of Connecticut scientist was arraigned Tuesday on charges that she murdered her husband, a UConn doctor whose body may have been left inside their home since June. Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, declined comment as she entered Bristol Superior court for the hearing on a murder …

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Climber falls, others stranded on Oregon’s Mount Hood

By STEVEN DUBOIS and GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) – Rescuers scrambled up Oregon’s tallest peak Tuesday after a climber fell several hundred feet and four others were stranded, authorities said. Russell Gubele of Mountain Wave Search and Rescue said he was unable to release information about the …

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