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Baltimore to put cameras in police vans, review riot gear

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BALTIMORE - Cameras that can record will be installed in Baltimore police vans like the one in which Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday.

Amtrak seeks to combine lawsuits over fatal Philadelphia derailment

- Amtrak has asked a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate lawsuits before a single judge in Philadelphia over the May 12 train derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200.

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Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. | Video

Health, Politics, 7:03pm EDT

Maine lawmakers tighten foreclosure rules in win for consumers

AUGUSTA, Maine - Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States' largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners.

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Human cause suspected in destructive Washington state grass fire

- Investigators suspect human activity, rather than lightning, sparked a grassland fire that has destroyed at least 29 homes near the eastern slopes of the Cascades in central Washington, officials said on Wednesday.

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Protecting dementia sufferers from scammers gains ground in U.S

NEW YORK - Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself exorbitant amounts from her assets. | Video

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Attorneys seek to challenge California's new school vaccination law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Opponents of California's new law tightening school vaccination rules said on Wednesday they had put together a team of attorneys to challenge the measure, which was prompted by a measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.

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New York City reviewing contracts with Donald Trump, mayor says

NEW YORK - New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump following comments by the developer and U.S. presidential candidate insulting Mexicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday.

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Former University of Illinois women basketball players file suit against school

- Seven former players from the University of Illinois women's basketball team on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the school's head coach and a former assistant of creating a racially hostile environment.

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Man badly bitten by shark in latest North Carolina attack

- A shark attacked a 68-year-old man swimming off a North Carolina beach on Wednesday and bit him repeatedly, causing injuries to his torso, hip, leg and hands, authorities said.

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