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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

FILE – In this April 5, 2014 file photo, people walk past the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, Mormon leaders made a national appeal for what they called a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom,...
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Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, flowers and photos are on display during a vigil for the Strack family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone and other drugs, and interviews with people who...
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‘Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

John Slasell wades through waist-deep snow as he snow blows the sidewalk along Slater St. in Webster, Mass. A blizzard slammed New England on Tuesday, piling up more than 2 feet of snow. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dan Gould) John Slasell wades through waist-deep...
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NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown

Taxis that belong to Arthur Cab Leasing Corp., stand idle outside the company’s lot before being put it back into service following a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the Queens borough of New York. Manager Shaon Chowdhury estimates that the winter storm has cost...

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government’s failure to enforce the nation’s child protection laws is a “national disgrace” that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. The 110-page report released...
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Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans’ oldest cemetery

IA tour group led by Jill Kaplan work their way through the tombs, stories, myths and legends of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in New Orleans. Vandalism encouraged by unlicensed guides is prompting a new rule for New Orleans’ oldest standing cemetery....
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Howling blizzard slams Boston area; New York mostly spared

A pedestrian walks on a snow covered road after an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Hoboken, N.J. Motorists can get back on the highways while New Jersey begins digging out from a winter storm that fell short of snowfall in the double digits. Gov. Chris Christie on...
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Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

This photo provided Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by the Cobb County Police Department, shows Elrey “Bud†Runion, of Marietta, Ga. Runion, 69, and his wife June Runion, 66, are missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and...
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Attorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rape

Defendant Brandon Vandenburg listens as his attorney Fletcher Long argues for acquittal during the his trial. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Tenn. Former Vanderbilt football players Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two...
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Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

Jose Castaneda, center, speaks about his cousin who was killed in an incident with Denver Police as activists Rev. Patrick Demmer, left, and Anthony Grimes lsten before heading into a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, with officials from the office of the Denver District...