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Indian man slammed down after caller reported 'black guy'

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A grandfather from India who was slammed to the ground by a police officer in a northern Alabama suburb had been singled out by police after a caller said a "skinny black guy" with a toboggan hat was walking in the neighborhood and peering into garages, recordings show.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015

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Hate crime prosecutions rare in NC, often difficult to prove

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Relatives of the three Muslim college students killed in North Carolina are pressing for hate crime charges against the alleged shooter, but legal experts say such cases are relatively rare and can be difficult to prove.

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Subpoenas arrive as Oregon governor announces departure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.

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Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries

NEW YORK (AP) — They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.

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APNewsbreak: Police foil plot to kill people at mall

TORONTO (AP) — A senior police official said that police foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many people as they could before committing suicide on Valentine's Day in Halifax.

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Gunmen kill driver, wound polio worker in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen killed a driver and wounded a polio worker Saturday in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan as another vaccination team went missing ahead of a nationwide vaccination drive, authorities said.

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AP Exclusive: High civilian death toll in Gaza house strikes

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The youngest to die was a 4-day-old girl, the oldest a 92-year-old man.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015

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Anti-psychotic medication in home of suspect in 'American Sniper' trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, a Texas Ranger testified Friday.

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