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North Carolina Senate overrides governor's veto of marriage opt-out bill

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RALEIGH, N.C. - A measure that would allow some public officials in North Carolina to opt out of performing gay marriages moved closer to becoming law on Monday, when lawmakers voted to override Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the bill.

Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds 'love not hate' event

PHOENIX - An Arizona mosque where hundreds gathered last week for an anti-Islam demonstration, with counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," was the site of a "love not hate" event on Monday to promote peace and inclusiveness, participants said.

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U.S. safety officials to testify to Congress on Amtrak crash

WASHINGTON - Human error remains a strong focus of the inquiry into the Philadelphia Amtrak crash, but federal investigators are still digging for answers, aides said ahead of the first hearing in the U.S. Congress on last month's deadly accident.

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Homeland security chief reassigns top TSA official

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday he reassigned the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration after earlier ordering improved security at U.S. airports.

01 Jun 2015

U.S. military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada: USA Today

WASHINGTON - Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on Monday, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries.

01 Jun 2015

Native American student sues school district over right to wear feather

SAN FRANCISCO - A Native American student took a California school district to court on Monday after his high school banned him from wearing an eagle feather on his graduation cap, a civil rights group said.

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New prosecutor for retrial of deli worker in New York boy's murder

NEW YORK - The lead prosecutor in the Etan Patz murder trial, which ended in a mistrial with a hung jury last month, has stepped down to run for office and a new prosecutor will retry the case, local media reported on Monday.

01 Jun 2015

U.S. floats conservation measures for imperiled bull trout

SALMON, Idaho - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed on Tuesday actions needed to support imperiled bull trout, an iconic native fish that is still found in pristine, cold-water streams and some lakes in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

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Trial for Los Angeles officer accused of kicking woman who died nears end

LOS ANGELES - Attorneys offered closing arguments on Monday in the case of a white Los Angeles police officer accused of assaulting a black woman who died shortly after saying "I can't breathe" while being restrained in the back of a patrol car.

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U.S. top court backs Muslim woman denied job over head scarf

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after being denied a sales job at age 17 at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. | Video

01 Jun 2015

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