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CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court panel on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish men and women in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio, ruling that religion wasn't their driving motive.A ...more

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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.< ...more

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By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people lined Chicago's streets on Wednesday to cheer on an all-African-American Little League baseball team whose U.S. championship has brought pride to a city struggling with crime and ...more

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucuses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.Former s ...more

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped dow ...more

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.The Michael Brown ...more

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BARCELONA (Reuters) - German John Degenkolb sprinted to his second successive victory on the fifth stage of The Tour of Spain, a 180km ride from Priego do Cordoba to Ronda, while Australian Michael Matthews retained the overall leader's red jersey. </p ...more

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Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest — and costliest — patients from enrolling.</p ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.And as ...more

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and r ...more