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Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. “Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add...

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

BOSTON (AP) – Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, saying there aren’t enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. Lawyers filed a motion Thursday saying the selection process...

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

BOSTON (AP) – Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, saying there aren’t enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. Lawyers filed a motion Thursday saying the selection process...
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New round of winter weather dumps more snow on the South

Will Lankford takes six of his friends on a ride in his big buggy golf cart in Gadsden, Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Snow blanketed north Alabama on Wednesday with forecasters warning the winter storm could dump as much as 10 inches of frozen precipitation in spots and make...
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DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington. Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel...
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The South feeling effects of another round of winter weather

Will Lankford takes six of his friends on a ride in his big buggy golf cart in Gadsden, Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Snow blanketed north Alabama on Wednesday with forecasters warning the winter storm could dump as much as 10 inches of frozen precipitation in spots and make...
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The South feeling effects of another round of winter weather

Will Lankford takes six of his friends on a ride in his big buggy golf cart in Gadsden, Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Snow blanketed north Alabama on Wednesday with forecasters warning the winter storm could dump as much as 10 inches of frozen precipitation in spots and make...
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Official: 5 or 6 of officers’ 17 shots hit Mexican man

Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin talks to reporters, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 about the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was unarmed, in nearby Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015. Lattin said the three officers involved in the death fired 17...
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Megamall project’s underside surfaces in racketeering trial

FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, MetLife Stadium, rear right, and the Izod Center, middle right, are seen behind American Dream, formerly called Xanadu, the unfinished oddly patterned shopping and entertainment complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Court filings in...
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DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington. Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel...