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Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to Washington
Advocates of tougher measures on gun control are kicking off a third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington.
Woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter after wedding
A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.
Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter
New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of insurance claims.
Unusual amount of cheating suspected at Stanford University
Officials at Stanford University say they're investigating an unusually high number of students suspected of cheating.
Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue
James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.
Search continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast
Police are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three New York City apartment buildings.
First US penny sells for nearly $1.18 M in Baltimore auction
The first U.S. penny has sold for nearly $1.18 million at a Baltimore auction.
Federal charge for ex-cop in confrontation with Indian man
A former Alabama police officer is charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man during a violent confrontation in February.
Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000
The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.
Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say
Pilots and safety experts say that despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking actually takes place.
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