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Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Music death suspect compared self to rape victim

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Noose tied on Ole Miss integration statue

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Soldiers mugging around empty casket sparks furor

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Obama's N. American agenda hits congressional drag

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor-to-neighbor interests even as Congress is placing a drag on some of his top cross-border agenda items.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Police can't verify Pa. wife's killing claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman's claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Ethiopia pilot was distraught over death in family

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The uncle of an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva says his nephew had been distraught over the loss of another uncle.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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Car bombings kill at least 33 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A new wave of car bombs ripped through commercial areas in the Iraqi capital and areas to the south Tuesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens in the latest coordinated militant assault, officials said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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