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Groups sue Chicago suburbs for more gun control

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CHICAGO - A group of civil rights activists on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs to force them to take stricter gun-control measures to stem the flow of weapons into the city's crime-ridden neighborhoods.

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol's grounds, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.

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Subway suspends pitchman Jared Fogle as police search his Indiana home

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - Authorities conducted a day-long search inside the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, two months after the executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges. | Video

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Two killed when F-16 collides with small plane over South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A U.S. F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided in midair over South Carolina on Tuesday, killing two aboard the private plane while the military pilot ejected safely, authorities said. | Video

Felon in immigration furor pleads not guilty to San Francisco shooting

SAN FRANCISCO - A convicted felon who had been deported five times from the United States to Mexico pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to first degree murder in a San Francisco shooting that has spawned passionate debate about the city's immigration policies.

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U.S. Army to cut 40,000 troops over next two years: USA Today

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army plans to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, affecting all its domestic and foreign posts, USA Today reported on Tuesday, saying the Army also planned to cut 17,000 civilian employees.

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Investigative team probing uprisings at Arizona private prison

PHOENIX - A special investigative team on Tuesday searched for answers behind three major uprisings at a private prison facility in northwestern Arizona that caused extensive damage and forced more than 1,000 inmates to be moved elsewhere.

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New Orleans officer charged in mishandled arrest that led to shooting

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer who mishandled the arrest of an assault suspect who later shot and killed another officer now faces criminal charges stemming from his actions, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Conservative Baylor University drops 'homosexual acts' from misconduct code

AUSTIN, Texas - The world's largest Baptist university, Baylor, has dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that punished those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as "a caring community."

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Checking work emails at home? It's part of the job for most Americans

NEW YORK - Checking emails at home is just part of the job for most Americans, who would also prefer to receive money rather than more paid vacation or sick days, according to a poll.

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