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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Up to 10 inches of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, causing numerous evacuations and rescues Saturday night and Sunday, while a firefighter in northeast Oklahoma died after being swept away in floodwaters.Near ...more

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A literary treasure trove from the creator of iconic crime mysteries such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man" is finding a home at the University of South Carolina.University officials say it is the largest compendiu ...more

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Iconic filmmaker John Waters says he was surprised to be offered an honorary degree from a prestigious Rhode Island art school. After all, he was thrown out of every school he ever went to.Waters is known for his quirky f ...more

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GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear.The brains are believed to have been part of a collection for educational or research purposes. No criminal ...more

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army ...more

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DUBLIN (AP) — The gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.Many weren't rising too early, however, after celebrating the history-making outcome of Ireland' ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.That and other timely reminders can be found in a new book ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the time-honored Roman Catholic tradition of younger ...more

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their ...more

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Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches.While it's common for big cities to have efforts to fight urban blight, it's less common to find extensi ...more