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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

AP Photo/John Raoux CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center in Florida features two pieces of debris, one from each lost...

Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police received a...
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NAACP’s ‘Journey for Justice’ protest march begins in Selma

AP Photo/Albert Cesare SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Protest marches have been part of Selma’s civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday. The Rev. Theresa Dear noted the magnitude of what...
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Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky MIAMI (AP) — In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from...

Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee’s parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense. While the attorney for the teen’s parents disputed the...
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Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn’t clear whether Walter...
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CDC’s top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

AP Photo/David Goldman ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the...
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Tourists flock to gawk at massive highway bridge projects

AP Photo/Jim Mone ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER, Minn. (AP) — Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of...
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Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq

AP Photo/John Minchillo CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people look surprised and tell him they just can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn’t passed quickly at all. It ticks by slowly as he thinks every day of the loss of his only...
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Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women’s prison

AP Photo SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women’s prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase. Four women have killed themselves at...