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Parole Board Hears Former Juror’s Death Sentence Regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former juror on a death penalty trial said Thursday that he was “frankly upset” to read information last year about the terrible childhood of the man he and 11 other jurors recommended be executed two decades ago. The upbringing of killer...

Authorities: 1 Killed In Police Standoff; Another Found Dead

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say deputies in a standoff at an Ohio home with a man wanted on an arrest warrant fatally shot him and then found another man dead inside the home. The Columbus Dispatch reports that authorities say a Franklin County SWAT team was called Wednesday...

US to open temporary shelter in Texas for immigrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say they will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas as existing facilities reach capacity. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that authorities would open...
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Political cartoonist says he’s been fired by newspaper

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The longtime editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says he has been fired. The paper had declined to run many of Rob Rogers’ cartoons in recent months amid what Rogers described in March as “political differences” with...
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Spain’s king and queen visit New Orleans for tricentennial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king and queen of Spain are coming to New Orleans as part of the city’s tricentennial celebration. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are scheduled to arrive Thursday night in Louisiana, which was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. After a...
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Utah organization excludes LGBT groups from July 4 parade

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Five LGBT support organizations that were denied access to a prominent Utah July Fourth parade criticized event organizers Thursday for blocking them from participating hours after signing a nondiscrimination agreement with Provo city leaders. Amid the...
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The Latest: Board Hears Ex-juror’s Death Sentence Regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former juror who says new information has changed his mind about a death sentence he recommended (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A former juror has told the Ohio Parole Board that knowing what he does now, he wouldn’t have recommended...

The Latest: Pipeline company pleased legal appeal dismissed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A TransCanada Corp. spokesman says the Keystone XL oil pipeline developer is pleased with the South Dakota Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss a legal...
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Yosemite’s haven for giant sequoias ready for visitors

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park’s largest sequoia grove is ready to open to the public after crews completed a restoration project to protect the nearly 500 ancient trees, officials said Thursday. Mariposa Grove, a 4-acre (1.50-hectare)...
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Dartmouth professor retires in sex misconduct case

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College’s president says one of three psychology professor facing sexual misconduct allegations has chosen to retire following an investigation and recommendation that the school fire him. President Phil Hanlon announced Professor Todd...
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