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AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon holds her 2-month-old Abbagayle Gallmon while at her home in Greenville, S.C. Gallmon said that her local VA office had authorized her to see a private physician during her pregnancy, so she went to an emergency room after...
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Top NY prosecutor confronts criticism from India

FILE – In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York. In America, Bharara has been on the cover of Time magazine and has earned praise for his tough language toward corruption on...

Marathon bombings suspects’ friends due in court

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a...
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Top NY attorney sees humor in criticism from India

FILE – In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York. In America, Bharara has been on the cover of Time magazine and has earned praise for his tough language toward corruption on...
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Body found on Mt. Rainier; hunt for writer halted

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...
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Mt. Rainier search for writer ends when body found

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...

5 things to know about transgender people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America: ___ WHO YOU...
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

FILE – In this Tuesday June 17, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall in New York. President Barack Obama, who established his bona...
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Openly gay governor candidate leads pride parade

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Gay rights activists around the country are eyeing the Maine’s governor’s race as a chance to make history....
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Shooting involving rapper likely not random

FILE – In this March 14, 2014 file photo, Schoolboy Q performs during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The rapper was in a vehicle that was fired on after a concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheatre in Colorado, but he was not injured, investigators...