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South Carolina bill to remove Confederate flag advances in legislature

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers took a step on Monday toward removing the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state house in Columbia, long denounced as a symbol of slavery by critics. | Video

Boston Marathon bomber files motion seeking new trial

- Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial, according to court records.

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Donald Trump says some of his comments about Mexico distorted

WASHINGTON - After days of outrage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday that some of his criticism of Mexico has been distorted but stuck to his stance that many illegal immigrants coming across the Mexican border are criminals.A new statement from the billionaire real estate developer came as his empire took a fresh blow. Sports broadcaster ESPN announced it would move the upcoming ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf

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N.Y. City to pay $330,000 to settle pepper-spray Occupy lawsuits

NEW YORK - New York City has agreed to pay more than $330,000 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who claimed a police officer doused them with pepper spray without cause, an incident that helped galvanize the movement during its early days.

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One killed, five injured in NYC apartment blaze

NEW YORK - One person was killed and five were injured in a New York apartment fire on Monday that forced some occupants to jump from a burning three-story building, fire officials said.

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Connecticut police search for baby after father jumped from bridge

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Connecticut police searched on Monday for a 7-month-old baby who may have been thrown off a bridge by his father before the man jumped more than 100 feet into the Connecticut River in a suicide attempt.

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Massachusetts man charged with threatening president on FBI website

NEW YORK - A Massachusetts man has been charged with threatening President Barack Obama in a message posted to the FBI’s website, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

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All clear at Maryland military hospital after gunshot report

WASHINGTON - Authorities gave the all clear at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington, the biggest military hospital complex in the world, after a report of a gunshot triggered a lockdown on Monday, the U.S. Navy said.

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Ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov wins dismissal of second conviction

NEW YORK - A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer on Monday won dismissal of his second criminal conviction, highlighting the difficulty of proving that he committed a crime by copying some of the investment bank's high frequency trading code.

Three-year-old Texas boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

AUSTIN, Texas - A 3-year-old Texas boy who shot himself at a Houston-area home over the weekend died on Monday from the wound, officials said.

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