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Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave

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BURNS, Ore. Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff.

Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.

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Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel

WASHINGTON U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers.

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Fire engulfs New Jersey plastics warehouses; smoke closes schools

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. Fire ripped through a pair of sprawling New Jersey warehouses storing plastic pellets on Friday, sending up a smoky plume so enormous it appeared as a cloud on weather readings from orbiting satellites and raising environmental health concerns. | Video

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Four injured in Ohio machete attack, police kill suspect

Police shot and killed a machete-wielding man who injured four people at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, police said on Friday. | Video

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Two girls fatally shot at Arizona school in apparent murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. Two 15-year-old girls who were believed to have been romantically involved were found shot dead on Friday at an Arizona high school in an apparent murder-suicide that initially triggered a security lockdown of the campus, police said. | Video

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Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death has died

An Alabama woman convicted of murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died on Friday, less than a year into her sentence of life in prison without parole, a prison spokesman said.

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Family of man shot by Cincinnati university officer sues: report

The family of a black man shot and killed last summer by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop sued the officer in federal court on Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

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Partner of N.Y. police officer convicted in shooting is fired

NEW YORK A New York City police officer was fired on Friday less than 24 hours after his partner was found guilty at trial for the 2014 inadvertent fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

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Florida man pleads guilty over threats to bomb two mosques

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal hate crime for threatening to bomb two mosques and shoot their congregants shortly after November's deadly attacks in Paris.

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