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Testimony prompts $5,000 bond for one of accused

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A police detective testified Monday that a white teenager wasn't at the scene when a black man was killed by a pickup truck in what authorities have said was a hate crime.


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Study finds children's risk for injury 50 percent lower when riding with grandparents

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take.


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Says protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques.


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Coleman Anderson says he rescued rocks from garbage; state calls it theft

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The mystery of Alaska's missing moon rocks has been solved. Getting them back to a state museum likely will depend on a judge.


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Customers aren't flocking online as fast as company expected

NEW YORK (AP) -- Why is Netflix raising its prices? In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared with its streamed Internet videos.


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Progressive Change Campaign Committee fumes over potential cuts to services

CHICAGO (AP) -- A liberal group upset over potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security has delivered pledges to President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters threatening to pull its support.


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Electric car drivers could cruise from Southern Oregon to Canada

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state transportation officials on Wednesday announced a new initiative to place electric vehicle charging stations at key intervals along the West Coast's busiest highway - a development that should allow drivers to cruise the 580 miles from the southern border of Oregon all the way to Canada by the end of the year.


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Proposal one of many forgotten Civil War moments now being recognized

DALTON, Ga. (AP) -- Badly outnumbered by Union forces and sensing looming defeat in the Civil War, Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne made a shocking proposal about a century and a half ago: the Southern government should free black slaves willing to fight in rebel ranks.


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Opinion piece in medical journal argues foster care more ethical than surgery

CHICAGO (AP) -- Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.

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Cancer concerns tied to medication from Bristol and AstraZeneca

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators have concerns about bladder and breast cancer seen in patients taking an experimental diabetes pill from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca.

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