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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.But the man dubb ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — West Coast dockworkers and their employers don't appear to be close to agreeing on a new contract, nearly six months after their old deal expired.Longshoremen at 29 ports from San Diego to Seattle that handle billions of dolla ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.Whether it's immigration or Internet access, climate change or Cuba, Obama is laying d ...more

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.Nebraska Attorney Ge ...more

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When state inspectors arrived at Freedom Industries asking about a licorice smell enveloping West Virginia's capital city, the point person at the tank farm, Dennis P. Farrell, told them he knew nothing about a chemical leak.</ ...more

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must be united in its approach toward Russia if it wants to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said on Thursday. "Obviously we won't find a satisfactory s ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve's reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.Bullish earnings fr ...more

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By Fiona Ortiz (Reuters) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a civil lawsuit on Thursday against 13 St. Louis suburbs for predatory traffic ticketing, saying the cities were depending on traffic fines for too much of their budgets. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday.About half the people who call the IRS for assistance this filing season won't ...more

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to kill the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in y ...more