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Takes control of a city in deep financial trouble with problems ranging from an understaffed police department to underperforming schools

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won't have much time to celebrate his victory as Chicago's new mayor.


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Gov. Scott Walker says up to 1,500 workers could lose their jobs by July if his proposal isn't passed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon.


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As most hostages yield payouts, experts say the killings are unexplained

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.


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Michael Ta'bon seeks to prevent crime and punishment

Ex-con Michael Ta'bon built himself a jail cell on a Philadelphia Street to advocate nonviolence and to educate young people about the dangers of crime and punishment.


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Youngest winner in Daytona 500 history with a surprise victory in NASCAR's biggest race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne said Monday he's probably not going to attempt to run for the Sprint Cup championship this year.


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Raymond Allen Davis worked as a CIA security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Lahore

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested


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Gov. Scott Walker won't back off proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- To end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention, a handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin might have to stand up to their new governor.


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One man says honoring Confederacy akin to 'celebrating the holocaust'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Hundreds of men in Civil War uniforms marched past the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church Saturday to commemorate the inauguration of the Confederate president 150 years ago in a city that no longer rolls out the red carpet for them.


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'You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aretha Franklin, who says she's back at ``150 percent,'' is planning to return to the stage in May for her first post-surgery performance.


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Claims she was the basis for a black servant character depicted in a poor light

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A black woman who once worked as a maid for a relative of novelist Kathryn Stockett is suing the author of the best-selling book ``The Help,'' claiming she was the basis for a black servant character who she thought depicted her in a poor light.


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