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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The monthlong saga over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting of the entire legislative process.


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Lawsuits filed by suspects since 2006 have pried millions of dollars in settlements from the government

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say they have been singled out unfairly for scrutiny but have been neither charged nor cleared.


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Kecia Nehring Parker's favorite lottery numbers turned out to be lucky in more than one way

Kecia Nehring Parker's fclockwork regularity in playing the same numbers enabled lottery investigators to track her down after they took the winning ticket from a convenience store owner accused of trying to steal her jackpot


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Neglected historic cemeteries added to a list of threatened heritage

For the graveyards fortunate enough to have been annexed into Great Smoky Mountains National Park when it was created, there is hope


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And for a good reason: Incomes have been even flatter than inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inflation spooked the nation in the early 1980s. It surged and kept rising until it topped 13 percent.


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'All of this will shake up the politics'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.


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Scott Kelly, who served as space station commander, said he called his brother as much as he could from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Scott Kelly is back home reunited with his twin astronaut brother, after a five-month space station mission that was marred by the shooting of his congresswoman sister-in-law.


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Protess and his investigative reporting students have helped free more than 10 innocent men from prison

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- A Northwestern University journalism professor whose students are credited with helping to free more than 10 innocent men from prison - including death row - has been pulled from the class that made him famous amid allegations of ethics violations.


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Ben Chavis says now is the time to clear names for 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publishers Association this week announced that they will be leading a campaign to formally pardon the "Wilmington 10."

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Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio


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