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MLK's daughter supports students, says gun changes overdueThe daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. says that limiting access to guns is long overdue
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Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resignsA Rhode Island state senator facing charges that he extorted a teenage Statehouse page for sex has resigned
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This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past drug use and cancer have too badly damaged his veins and will make the lethal injection unconstitutionally painful. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for 'botched' executionAlabama is set to execute an inmate who argues past drug use and cancer have too badly damaged his veins, will make lethal injection difficult and unconstitutionally painful
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Husband of Online Exhibitionist Arrested for Her Murder: CopsThe partially nude body of 42-year-old Kat West was found face down in the street outside her home in a small Alabama town last month; now her husband has been arrested in connection with her murder, AL.com reports. William "Jeff" West, 44, was arrested Thursday morning—nearly six weeks...
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Trucker killed by falling metal conduit inside tunnelA coroner says a piece of metal piping crashed through the windshield of a tractor trailer inside a Pennsylvania Turnpike highway tunnel, killing a New Jersey trucker
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Michael Skakel enters the state Supreme Court for a hearing, in Hartford, Conn. A request by prosecutors to revoke Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against the state prosecutors’ request late Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018,  but did not elaborate.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin to prisonProsecutors' request to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected
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Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fireAuthorities say a driver intentionally crashed a car carrying gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room Thursday morning and set himself on fire
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This photo provided by Shelby county jail shows William Jeffrey West.  West, the husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018,  in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West, Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said at a news conference. "He was the suspect from the very beginning," Lemley said. (Shelby county jail via AP)
Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murderThe husband of an online exhibitionist found slain outside her suburban home has been arrested in her killing
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Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gasAlabama has moved closer to approving the use of nitrogen gas in executions - a method so far untested in the United States
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Woman, 2 men dead in Illinois had been reported missingPolice in northern Illinois say the bodies of two missing people were found in a park and a third person reported missing has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
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All West Virginia Public Schools Closed as Teachers Walk OutIn what appears to be the biggest strike in West Virginia history, thousands of teachers walked off the job Thursday, closing schools in all of the state's 55 counties, the Wall Street Journal reports. The central issue is teacher pay. The starting salary for a teacher in West Virginia is...
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4 governors join forces on gun safety, pledge to share intelThe governors of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island are forming a coalition
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