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Today’s advice to graduates: No selfies

In this April 29, 2014 photo, University of South Florida graduating seniors Kyra Ciotti, 22, of Tampa, Fla., left, and Rita Sibaja, 24, of Winter Haven, Fla., look at photos that Rita took of Kyra in her cap and gown Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The university has...
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With inmates locked up, jail blast cause is focus

Debris from an explosion at the Escambia County Jail is scattered at the entrance to the facility, Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla. Two inmates were killed and more than 100 others injured in the explosion according to an Escambia County spokeswoman. (AP Photo/John...
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US economy’s spring thaw could boost April hiring

In this April 15, 2014 photo, workers assemble blender bases at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for April on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP...

2 Alaska State Troopers killed, person detained

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska State Troopers have been shot and killed during an investigation in a remote village, including at least one who had appeared in a television show about Alaska officers on the job. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters identified the two...
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Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

This photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angles, shows a tablet computer displaying a web site for LEEDIR or the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository that aims to make use of a document-everything culture evident on Instagram, Facebook and other social...
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55 colleges face federal sex assault investigation

FILE – In this Saturday, April 26, 2008, file photo, University of Michigan graduates celebrate after their spring commencement ceremony, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for...
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Drugs in botched Oklahoma execution leaked from IV

FILE – This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Lockett Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after the delivery of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned....

LA NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Leon Jenkins was to honor Sterling later...
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Colorado lawmakers shy away from pot bank

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2013, photo marijuana matures in ideal conditions at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday April 23,...
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Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

Smoke from a wildfire can bee seen in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Wednesday April 30, 2014. Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday, as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. At least three schools were shut down...