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Quadruple-murder suspect faces arraignment in Washington

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WASHINGTON - A man accused of killing a Washington businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper faced arraignment on Friday after authorities tracked him down overnight in the U.S. capital. | Video

Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama

- A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage.

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FBI identifies two California men arrested for seeking to help militants

LOS ANGELES - The FBI has identified two Southern California men arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to militants and they were expected to appear in court on Friday.

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Dallas girl sentenced to 40 years for drowning baby

DALLAS - A 14-year-old Dallas girl was sentenced by a juvenile court judge on Friday to 40 years in custody, the maximum punishment available, after admitting to drowning an infant in January, court officials said.

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NY can ban 'Choose Life' license plates as DMV program upheld

- A divided federal appeals court gave New York wide authority to regulate the content of custom license plates, and reversed a lower court ruling ordering the state to let an adoption advocacy group put the words "Choose Life" on its own plates.

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Houston firefighter dies in apparent murder-suicide

HOUSTON - A firefighter who served 12 years with the Houston Fire Department and his girlfriend have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at their suburban Houston home, officials said on Friday.

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Ex-students of elite Connecticut university charged in drug scandal

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two former students at Connecticut's elite Wesleyan University have been indicted by a federal grand jury after distributing hallucinogenic synthetic drugs that hospitalized 11 students in February, federal officials said on Friday.

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Washington state officials urge calm following police shooting

SEATTLE - Officials in Washington state's capital, Olympia, urged calm on Friday after protests turned heated between police and demonstrators over the shooting of two unarmed black men suspected of trying to steal beer from a supermarket.

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Mother stands in at graduation of son killed in prom night crash

CHICAGO - A Chicago area woman whose 18-year-old son was killed in an alleged drunk-driving crash after his high-school prom last weekend wore his cap and gown at his graduation in a tribute to him.

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Banks hope to benefit from high court ruling on discrimination

WASHINGTON - If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and developers will have an easier time defending themselves in housing discrimination lawsuits.

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