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Kentucky clerk files injunction on same-sex marriage licenses

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MOREHEAD, Ky. - Lawyers representing a county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in defiance of a court order filed an emergency motion on Wednesday asking for an injunction to temporarily block the order while she appeals. | Video

Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forward

BALTIMORE - A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury in custody, clearing the way for scheduled trial next month. | Video

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Man fatally shot by deputies may have had knife: Texas sheriff

SAN ANTONIO - A man fatally shot by deputies last week near San Antonio appeared to have a knife in his hand, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said on Wednesday, citing a video she saw of the incident.

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Man charged in connection to 1994 theft of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy

LOS ANGELES - A man found in possession of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy, which disappeared from the University of Southern California in 1994, has been charged with receiving stolen property, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Manhunt widens for suspects in Illinois policeman's death

CHICAGO - Hundreds of police on Wednesday widened the search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran policeman in northern Illinois amid the closure of local schools and preparations for a vigil for the slain officer. | Video

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Backlogged rape kits in Detroit head for further investigation

DETROIT - Most of the 11,000 rape-evidence kits left languishing in a Detroit warehouse have been analyzed since they turned up several years ago, with DNA matches leading to further investigation in 35 states, Michigan's governor said on Wednesday.

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Washington state sues U.S. over toxic vapors at nuclear waste site

SEATTLE - The U.S. government has failed to adequately safeguard crews involved in the decades-long cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, leaving workers sickened by exposure to toxic vapors, the state alleged in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

Environment, 5:10pm EDT

NASA vehicles maintenance contractors in federal fraud lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two contractors hired to manage NASA's vehicle fleet at the Kennedy Space Center defrauded the agency of at least $387,000 for unnecessary tire replacements, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Florida.

Science, 5:13pm EDT

Six charged in Oklahoma on suspicion of running deadly drug ring

OKLAHOMA CITY - Six people have been charged in Oklahoma with homicide, accused of running an illegal prescription drug ring that authorities linked to the overdose death of a woman last year, police said on Wednesday.

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Indicted Philadelphia congressman cannot suppress warrant for emails

- Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia congressman facing corruption charges, failed to persuade a federal appeals court to void a search warrant that would give investigators access to seven years of his private emails.

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