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Gates has made no secret of his frustration with NATO bureaucracy and the huge restrictions many European governments placed on their military participation in the Afghanistan war.

BRUSSELS (AP) -- America's military alliance with Europe - the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades - faces a "dim, if not dismal" future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address.


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Queens prosecutors said Shabazz used the personal financial information of longtime family friend Khaula Bakr to open credit card accounts in Bakr's name

NEW YORK (AP) -- A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X was released from jail Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up more than $55,000 in credit card bills.


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Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV was charged with ordering the killing of Bailey, as well as the slayings of Odell Roberson and Michael Wills in July 2007

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A jury on Thursday found a California community group leader and another man guilty of murder in the daytime slaying of the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil for reporting a story in more than a decade.


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In other responses from millennials: 68 percent said legal abortions should be available from health professionals, while only 46 percent said having an abortion is morally acceptable

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans, regardless of generation, are deeply conflicted as they wrestle with the legality and morality of abortion, with large numbers identifying themselves as both "pro-choice" and "pro-life," according to a sweeping new survey.

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It requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor on Thursday signed a tough new illegal immigration law that requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.


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The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing

ATLANTA (AP) -- The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta.


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His political career in extreme jeopardy, Weiner had no public appearances, and his spokesman did not respond to repeated requests for comment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fellow Democrats pointedly refused to defend Rep. Anthony Weiner on Tuesday, telegraphing an unmistakable eagerness for him to resign after he admitted sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter and lying about it.


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In 2009, more than 140 members and associates of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang were charged in connection with waging a racist campaign against Black people

A Latino gang conspired to rid a Southern California city of its Black residents through intimidation, threats and violence dating back to the early 1990s to exert its influence and show its loyalty to a Mexican Mafia prison gang, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.


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State lab already has backlog of samples from convicted felons

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A work session Sunday by the Senate Judiciary Committee left lawmakers considering new amendments to a DNA collection bill that raise both racial and financial concerns.
Previous discussion surrounding AB552 -- known as Brianna's Law -- has centered on whether taking DNA samples from felony suspects is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search.


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While in prison, he completed an aggression management program and worked as a lawn and grounds laborer

Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was released from prison on Monday after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge and headed to Florida to be with his family as he contemplates his chances of playing again in the NFL.


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