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Three of four occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge surrender

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PORTLAND, Ore. Three of four occupiers at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in a protest against federal land control in the West surrendered on Thursday, but a fourth refused to come out, saying his constitutional rights were being violated and that he was "feeling suicidal."

Cliven Bundy charged in 2014 standoff at Nevada ranch

WASHINGTON Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was charged in federal court on Thursday with conspiracy, assault on a federal officer and obstruction of justice in connection with the 2014 standoff on federal land near his ranch.

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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

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Judge to State Dept: finish Clinton email release this month

NEW YORK A federal judge ordered the U.S. State Department to complete its public release of the work emails of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by Feb. 29, according to a ruling filed on Thursday.

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Federal grand jury hearing evidence in NYC police killing of Eric Garner: source

NEW YORK A federal grand jury in New York has begun hearing evidence in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose chokehold death at the hands of a white police officer sparked widespread protests, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Suspect in officer shooting in North Dakota found dead: report

A man suspected of seriously wounding a North Dakota police officer was found dead on Thursday after a standoff that started with a domestic dispute, local media reported. | Video

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Five people indicted in deadly New York City building explosion

NEW YORK Prosecutors have indicted five people in a deadly gas explosion that destroyed a row of buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood last March, charging a landlord, her son and a pair of contractors with manslaughter, among other crimes. | Video

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Federal trial delayed in South Carolina church massacre

CHARLESTON, S.C. A judge delayed the federal trial for the white man accused of shooting dead nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston last June after federal prosecutors on Thursday said the government remained undecided on seeking the death penalty.

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Civil rights group wants video in death of black Kentucky teen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A civil rights group on Thursday demanded the release of surveillance video from the Kentucky juvenile detention center where a 16-year-old black girl died the day after she was admitted.

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Arkansas judge charged for infant son's death in hot car

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. An Arkansas judge whose infant son died last year when left strapped in a car safety seat for five hours in the summer heat was charged on Thursday with misdemeanor negligent homicide.

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