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‘Lincoln never dies’ — President’s legacy resonates 150 years after his death
‘Lincoln never dies’ — President’s legacy resonates 150 years after his death

WASHINGTON — In the oak-paneled hush of the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company.

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1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado
1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) – A tornado hit the tiny northern Illinois town of Fairdale, killing one person, injuring seven and sweeping homes off their foundations, as part of a storm system that pummeled a large swath of the country.

A 67-year-...

Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase
Cops: Man shoots Census Bureau guard, leads police on chase

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man kidnapped a woman, fatally shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a federal jury that now must decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should be executed.

Tsarnaev folded his arms,...

White South Carolina officer charged with murder in black man's death
White South Carolina officer charged with murder in black man's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths ...

Massive fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville
Massive fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Nearly 200 firefighters have been battling a fire at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shutting down production at the sprawling manufacturing center that employs thousands.

The fire began...

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills
Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have...

Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA
Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) – The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency....

Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

Reid, 75, said ...

Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast
Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) – An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.

The powerful...

French prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane
French prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane

THE ASSOCIATED RESS

PARIS (AP) – As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French...

300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected
300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected

PARIS (AP) – A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams struggled to get to the remote, snow-covered region, France’s...

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