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A woman places a rose at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting in Aurora. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seizedOfficials investigate what was done after Illinois found a felony in background check of man who later carried out a deadly shooting rampage in Aurora
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Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has diedAuthorities say a 34-year-old man suspected of killing 4 people inside a Mississippi home during a hostage standoff has died at a hospital
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom banA school board in Virginia is set to hold a hearing this week that may signal the coming end of a transgender bathroom ban
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Judge Overturns $38M Award for Baltimore FamilyThe family of a woman shot dead by Baltimore police was initially awarded $38 million . Now, that award is zero. A Baltimore County judge cited the doctrine of "civil liability" Thursday in rescinding the award to the family of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was killed during a six-hour standoff with...
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Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journeyA dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away
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Rebooting Utah's State Flag Isn't Working Out So WellUtah is mulling a redesign of its state flag, but so far the process has fallen under the lamentable "best-laid plans" category. Two separate bills were recently introduced to lawmakers that would pave the way for a new flag, but a House committee has already offered what KSTU calls "withering...
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Members of a dragon dance group carry the dragon during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant paradeDrums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig
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Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: reportDocuments obtained by a Maine newspaper show that the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump
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Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fireState environmental authorities say a 100-foot sinkhole found in a central Pennsylvania town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is unrelated to the blaze
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Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strikeDozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail
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Petition: Sell Montana for $1TWith the national debt pushing $22 trillion, why not sell off a state and ease the fiscal pain? So says a cheeky Change.org petition that suggests selling Montana to Canada for $1 trillion, the Huffington Post reports. "We have too much debt and Montana is useless," writes petition creator...
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USS Tulsa commissioned as the US Navy's newest warshipA vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma's second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy's fleet. The USS Tulsa was commissioned on Saturday at a pier in San Francisco.
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