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Man ID'd who lit house on fire, ambushed officers
Officials have identified the man who was fatally shot after he set fire to his house and then waited for authorities so he could ambush them.
Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next
Maine marijuana advocates say their state is in position to become the first state in the Northeast to legalize recreational use of the drug.
Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Three civil rights workers who were killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the honor makes some of their relatives uneasy.
Giffords rides in Tucson cycling event
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among the hundreds of cyclists who completed an annual bike ride in Tucson.
Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case
Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches.
Pregnant woman, 3 others shot, killed; girl hurt
Police say a pregnant woman and three others were shot and killed in a Cleveland home, and a 10-year-old girl was wounded but expected to survive.
Official says Florida sheriff's deputy, gunman killed in shootout near Tallahassee; I wounded
Official says Florida sheriff's deputy, gunman killed in shootout near Tallahassee; one wounded.
Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways
There are several unusual things about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year.
City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off
The antics of a group of self-styled Robin Hoods has a New Hampshire town pressing the state Supreme Court to force them to back off.
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