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Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination.
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Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using
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Ex-firefighter gets prison for torching black fireman's home
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York firefighter says "stupidity," not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague's apartment.
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Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.
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'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years, after a wildfire raced through her rural California community, the former
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Deer sent airborne by passing car kills woman passenger
WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been killed when a deer struck and sent airborne by a motorist traveling in the opposite direction smashed into the windshield of her family's car.
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Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive
FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family's home said the teen is a "very good person" who has worked with disabled children.
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7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal lawyer says seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing.
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'Flashy' Florida boy caught 4 times in 6 weeks for car theft
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say the mother of a 10-year-old Florida boy arrested four times in six weeks for stealing cars is asking for help controlling her son.
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3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on
NEW YORK (AP) — When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — "I can't breathe" — became
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The Latest: Clashes in West Bank village of deadly stabber
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):
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More Israeli troops sent to West Bank, placed on high alert
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military sent more troops to the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over
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German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq
BERLIN (AP) — A German girl who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic States forces, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday as authorities tried to
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The Latest: German girl found in Mosul is runaway teen
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on foreigners found in Iraq (all times local):
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Experts inspect Greek quake damage; islanders sleep outdoors
KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts on Saturday began examining the damage to infrastructure and cultural monuments on the eastern Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea
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Lech Walesa urges protesters in Poland to defend democracy
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish democracy icon and former president Lech Walesa on Saturday joined the protests that have broken out across Poland over plans by the populist ruling party to put the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system
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Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland.
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Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.
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Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated
BEIRUT (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus while the Syrian army command said it has
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Quake rattles Italian town devastated by 2016 temblor
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — An earthquake has rattled Amatrice, the central Italian town that was devastated by a much more powerful temblor in 2016.
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