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Legal secretary amasses $9M fortune, gives most to students

NEW YORK (AP) – A legal secretary who grew up in the Great Depression and quietly amassed over $9 million through decades of investments has donated most of it to needy students. The New York Times reported Monday that $6.24 million from the estate of Sylvia Bloom has been given …

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Giuliani’s media blitz defending Trump is off to rough start

By ZEKE MILLERAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is off to a rough start in his media blitz defending Trump’s stance toward the special counsel’s Russian investigation and a $130,000 porn star hush payment. Giuliani’s confounding and at times contradictory statements are said to …

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Police: Temple student called 911 after fatally shot at home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Temple University student who was found shot to death in his off-campus apartment called 911, telling emergency dispatchers he couldn’t breathe, police said Monday. Officers found Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old student at Temple’s Fox School of Business, shot in the chest, groin and forearm shortly before …

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Pelosi says Democrats have cash and environment to win House

By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November. These factors, and an activated party base that’s helped Democrats win in …

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Ohio thrill ride accident spurs look at increasing oversight

By JOHN SEEWERAssociated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – State lawmakers will consider whether to increase oversight of carnival rides, including hiring more inspectors, following a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair that flung riders onto the midway. The proposed changes also call on the state to look for inspectors …

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Man faces charges in 3 fentanyl-laced crack cocaine deaths

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) – A man who allegedly distributed fentanyl-laced crack cocaine that killed three people and sent numerous others to the hospital on a single day has been indicted in their deaths. Union County prosecutors say George Rayford also faces several drug possession and distribution charges in the 13-count …

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Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed 9 homes

By CALEB JONES and AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) – The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may …

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Sheriff: Highway sniper “idolized” school shooting suspect

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A sniper who killed himself after firing on cars and injuring people on a Georgia highway idolized the Parkland, Florida school shooting suspect, a sheriff said Saturday. A sheriff says 26-year-old landscaper Rex Whitmire Harbour of Snellville, fired at least 17 times and hit at least …

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Should girl who killed pimp get a break for being sex slave?

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – No one disputes that a 15-year-old Ohio girl involved in the slaying of a man during a robbery five years ago was at one time, in the words of the state’s Supreme Court chief justice, “a forced sex slave.” What is up …

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Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners

By DON BABWINAssociated Press CHICAGO (AP) – Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary. At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners – a …

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