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Prosecutors: Wisconsin governor in criminal scheme

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 June 2014

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Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont who invented the exceedingly tough fibers widely used in Kevlar body armor, has died, colleagues said Friday. She was 90.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Long scattered, adoptees search for lost families

MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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AP source: Settlement in Central Park jogger case

NEW YORK (AP) — All but closing the books on one of the most sensational crime cases in New York history, the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement with five men who were falsely convicted in the vicious 1989 rape and beating of a Central Park jogger, a city official said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Going to extremes at a mountaintop weather museum

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight federal employees connected to the tea party investigation experienced hard drive crashes, resulting in an unknown number of lost emails, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Friday in an unusually tense congressional hearing.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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UN: Number of world's displaced over 50 million

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014

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