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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago — but also made it clear that the f ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92.Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood, acco ...more

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EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old Michigan girl said there was nothing special about the way she spit a cherry pit Saturday."I just took a deep breath and pushed hard," said Megan Ankrapp, whose pit landed at 49 feet, ¼ inch — longest of th ...more

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks.A fire near Springdale, northwest of Spok ...more

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Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:___ ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, will be held next week.Church officials say services are scheduled for Friday at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt La ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they're focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times.Kathryn Steinle's father, Jim Steinle, told reporters ...more

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police have found three bodies inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor, and authorities believe they are from the same family.A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says two bod ...more

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said.Miami Beach Police s ...more

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.The va ...more