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Navajo woman family’s last link to monument land

In this March 10, 2014 photo, Stella Peshlakai speaks about her family history at the Wupatki National Monument, Ariz. The Peshlakai descendants are fighting to gain residency rights on land their ancestors settled before the creation of the monument. Decades before an expanse of...
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With health law, workers ponder the I-Quit option

Stephanie Payne poses for a photo Monday, March 17, 2014, in St. Louis. Payne, 62, plans to plans to retire early from her nursing career and take advantage of health care coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act, allowing her spend more time pursuing other interests...
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Police: Man who killed deputy suspect in 2nd case

This undated photo provided by the Lane County Sheriff’s Department in Eugene, Ore., shows Ricardo Antonio Chaney, 32, of Eugene, Ore. Authorites say Chaney stole a car at gunpoint in Eugene, Ore., exchanged gunfire with the owner of a roadside attraction on the California...

NC police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman’s toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes. Detective Dennis Harris said the woman agreed to try on several pairs of shoes at...
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Chew on this: Gum loses its pop

FILE – In this Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, file photo, a garbage bin sits full of bubble gum, at Yankee Stadium, in New York. U.S. gum sales tumbled 11 percent over the past four years. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File) FILE – In this Sunday Oct. 24, 2010, file photo, a...
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Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West

Donald Croteau works to clear nearly a foot of snow off his car on the first day of spring, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in North Woodstock, N.H. Much of the country remains in a deep freeze, delaying the risk of spring flooding into April in the upper Midwest to New England. While...

Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7...

Veterans’ unemployment edges down but remains high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s down from 9.9 percent the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7...
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US general spared prison in sexual misconduct case

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at the courthouse for sentencing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Sinclair was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the...
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Cops: Teen eludes guard, reaches skyscraper spire

FILE. – This Feb. 11, 2014 file photo shows pedestrians in front of the 1 World Trade Center building, left, in New York. A 16-year-old boy from Weehawken, N.J., is accused of bypassing security in the middle of the night and climbing a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade...