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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.The brief observance ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their ...more

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year- ...more

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By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, has picked a new police chief and is stepping up crime prevention efforts after the slaying of a police officer and other "heinous" killings, the city's mayor said on Monday. Gar ...more

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By Shawn Hubler SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California’s drought has claimed yet another historic casualty in this parched capital city - the annual heritage celebration known as Gold Rush Days. Staged for the past 15 years by tou ...more

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SACO, Maine (AP) — A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, invest ...more

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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.The tornado, a rarity in Massachusetts, to ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.A presidential statement approved ...more

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.The Democrat said that the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Cor ...more

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South."We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, ...more