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'Affluenza' teen's mom returned to Texas to face charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash was returned to Texas on Thursday to face a charge of helping her son evade capture.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Poland's president signs media law despite EU concerns

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland's president signed a temporary new law Thursday that's a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing has grown to about $700 million, making it the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Benefit to fight pulmonary fibrosis draws 4 Tony winners

NEW YORK (AP) — An impressive quartet of Tony Award-winners — Judy Kaye, Cady Huffman, Annaleigh Ashford and Randy Graff — will lend their voices to the fight against the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis.

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Sandra Bland's mother: Trooper perjury charge 'not justice'

 

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop in July expressed outrage Thursday that the white state trooper who pulled her over was only charged with nothing more than perjury. And even on that misdemeanor, Sandra Bland's anguished mother said she had little confidence in the prospect of a conviction.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Jackson's 'Off the Wall' to be rereleased with Spike Lee doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" is being reissued with a new Spike Lee documentary about the hallmark 1979 album.

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New dietary guidelines: lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks.

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Cheers for sheriff who tells armed group to 'go home'

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Cheers erupted at a packed community meeting in rural Oregon when a sheriff said it was time for a small, armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge to "pick up and go home"

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