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Jury mulls fate of defendant in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

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CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire jury is set to begin its first full day of deliberations on Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman girl on campus days before his graduation.

Behind bright facade, Mississippi coast still battles Katrina demons

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - The columned facade of Pass Christian's city hall looks out over the Mississippi coastline to a refurbished harbor, a new yacht club and a bar where locals streamed in for sundown cocktails. | Video

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U.S. court rules for government over NSA metadata collection program

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has since been amended by Congress.

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Florida Governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm Erika

MIAMI - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika as it made a soggy path through the Caribbean toward the southeastern United States.

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Virginia teen gets 11 years for supporting Islamic State

WASHINGTON - A Virginia teenager who had pleaded guilty to online support of the militant group Islamic State was sentenced to just over 11 years in federal prison on Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Shooting death of student at Georgia university investigated

ATLANTA - The fatal shooting of a student on the campus of Georgia's Savannah State University was under investigation on Friday, with no arrests immediately reported a day after the confrontation that resulted in the man's death.

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It's a boy! Washington zoo gives details on new panda cub

WASHINGTON - The U.S. National Zoo's surviving giant panda cub is a boy and was fathered by the zoo's male panda, the zoo said on Friday.

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Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries.

Health 27 Aug 2015

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape

- Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

Sports, 27 Aug 2015

Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done

NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality.

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