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In this photo taken Monday, June 26, 2017, smoke plumes from the Manzanita Fire are seen near Beaumont, Calif. A wildfire in a rugged inland area of Southern California grew substantially overnight. The blaze burning in Riverside County about 80 miles east of Los Angeles is only 10 percent contained Tuesday morning, June 27. Several small communities have been warned to be ready to evacuate. (Micah Escamilla/The Press Enterprise via AP)/The Press-Enterprise via AP)
Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfireInsisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for a blaze that has burned 13 homes
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Missouri trooper pleads in handcuffed drowning of Iowa manA Missouri state trooper accused in the death of an Iowa man who drowned in lake while handcuffed will avoid a manslaughter trial after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor boating violation
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Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years laterActivists who filed paperwork to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will support the recall 2 years later
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Heat a possible factor in 12 Maricopa County deathsOfficials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees
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Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police videoPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll sign a bill giving police departments discretion to refuse public requests for copies of audio or video recordings by officers, including from body cameras and dashboard cameras
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Madison Police investigate an overnight armed robbery and homicide at the Culver's restaurant in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant
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Man to face judge in killing of runner in MassachusettsA man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer will be arraigned next month
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general said it found no evidence to substantiate the claim.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Watchdog clears park service in inauguration disputesWatchdog clears park service in inauguration disputes after photos appeared to counter Trump's claim that up to 1.5 million attended the event at the Capitol and National Mall
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New Hampshire woman jailed for giving woman in labor heroinA New Hampshire woman who injected heroin, methamphetamines into a friend about to give birth has been sentenced to a year in jail
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The Latest: Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indictedA special prosecutor overseeing charges against three Chicago police officers related to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald says they won't be arrested and can appear at their arraignments in two weeks
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UN envoy: Liberia's democratic future hinges of electionsThe U.N. envoy in Liberia says the country's future as a stable democracy hinges on successful presidential and legislative elections in October and broad acceptance that they are free and fair
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Demolition stops as concrete falls off bridge, damages carsSome demolition work on a New York metro area bridge has been halted after falling debris damaged cars on the streets below
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