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Fla. mom jailed in son's circumcision case due before judge
A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court.
Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training
A campaign is underway in places around the U.S. to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as protectors of their communities, not members of an occupying force.
Finding California oil spill's cause could take months
The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.
Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expect to get an answer on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks.
Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable
The national president of the Boy Scouts says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change.
Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures
U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday.
California oil sop-up starts, thousands of gallons gathered
More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day.
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country's most productive agricultural state.
Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight
Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.
DEA wrapping up 4-state southern prescription drug crackdown
The Drug Enforcement Administration is raiding pain clinics, pharmacies and other locations in four southern states as part of a crackdown on prescription pain drug abuse.
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