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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE – This file frame from a black-and-white FBI videotape shows Washington Mayor Marion Barry allegedly lighting a crack cocaine pipe in a Washington hotel room in January 18, 1990 as Rasheeda Moore stands behind him. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack...
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Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house...
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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Beth Bragg carries a shovel to the Old First Ward Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Volunteers registered at the center and fanned out to the hardest hit areas of Buffalo to help clear snow after this week’s heavy lake-effect snowstorms. (AP...
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Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

Journalist Trey Yingst is arrested during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren...
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Man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Wiley Bridgeman. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner...
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Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

In this image provided by Sotheby’s shows a Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon which sold Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 for $32.6 million. It’s an auction record for any blue diamond. It was sold to an anonymous Hong...

Correction: Deadly Crash story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about a family killed in a car crash on their way to Disney World, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge against the driver. The 16-year-old was cited with careless operation, a misdemeanor, not reckless operation of a...
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As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet...

Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation’s system for helping people injured by vaccinations are vowing to better publicize the little-known program. Meanwhile, the judge who oversees a special vaccine court worries that if more claims are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they...
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With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet...