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California Highway Patrol head says he's shocked by video of beating, department wounded

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
The commissioner of the California Highway Patrol says he was shocked and concerned by video of one of his officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
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New York's American Museum of Natural History dusts off its 94-foot-long blue whale

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
The American Museum of Natural History's popular blue whale is getting its annual dusting.
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NYC's Brooklyn prosecutor says won't prosecute most low-level marijuana possession arrests

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
The Brooklyn District Attorney's office in New York, one of the largest in the U.S., says it will stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana possession cases, especially for first-time offenders.
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Judge halts previous order that girl, 12, be forced to undergo mental exam in stabbing case

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
A judge on Tuesday halted his previous order that one of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional character undergo an insanity exam.
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Drought in Southwest drops water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead reservoir to historic lows

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
Drought in the southwestern U.S is depleting the vast Lake Mead on the Colorado River to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.
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St. Louis County woman able to break lease at suspected serial killer's home

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
A woman who discovered her rental home was the likely site of several slayings by a suspected serial killer is moving out early after appealing to St. Louis public housing officials when her landlord wouldn't budge.
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Confederate battle flags removed from Washington & Lee University campus in Virginia

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
Washington and Lee University says it is removing Confederate battle flags from its campus.
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Connecticut police say 15-month-old boy died after being left unattended in hot car

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:25am
A 15-month-old boy who was left unattended inside a parked car on a hot day has died, Ridgefield police said Tuesday.
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US employers post most jobs in 7 years in May; more Americans also quit in sign of confidence

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue.
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Man uses log hauler to rescue bear with head stuck in milk jug

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
In a real-life version of the claw crane arcade game, a Wisconsin man used a forwarder, a log-hauling forestry vehicle, to rescue a bear with his head stuck in a milk jug. 
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NYPD arrests mother of baby abandoned in subway station; said she is homeless

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station.
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Oregon man arrested for impersonating deputy while on test drive, police say

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.
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Episcopal church split in South Carolina moves from pew to court; fight over $500M in property

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
About 50 conservative Episcopal churches in South Carolina that left the national denomination over the ordination of gays and other issues are suing, saying they should be able to leave without losing their property.
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Police: Inmate tried to hide in laundry basket to escape

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he tried to escape from jail by hiding in a laundry basket.
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Wild pigs cause major damage to California irrigation canal

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
Wild pigs are being blamed for a break in an irrigation canal near Sanger, California. 
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Prosecutor: NYC hospital's ex-pharmacy boss stole 200,000 painkiller pills over 5 years

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
Narcotics prosecutors say a major New York City hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and fudged records to cover his tracks.
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Man hit by stray bullet during North Carolina temple opening

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte, and police say it appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.
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Man hit by stray bullet during opening ceremony for Buddhist temple in North Carolina

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:26pm
A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte, and police say it appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.
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4 hurt, others stranded after ride hits tree at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:00am
Four people were injured and 18 others were stranded at least 20 feet in the air after a roller coaster at a southern California amusement park struck a tree branch Monday evening. 
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Activists want full investigation of video that shows Highway Patrol officer punching woman

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:40pm
Civil libertarians are calling on the California Highway Patrol to conduct a full investigation into an officer who was videotaped repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
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