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FILE - This April 26, 2013, file photo shows Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of his most loyal advisers, during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Jury selection begins in New York in Percoco's trial on bribery and extortion charges on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to beginThe corruption trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to begin in Manhattan
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UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific projectThe University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles
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White separatist town manager expects his firing, won't quitThe manager of a Maine town who espouses white segregationist views says he has no intention to quit his job even though he expects to be fired
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Man dies while diving in underwater Florida cavesAuthorities say a man has died while diving in a popular underwater network of caves in Florida
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Sheriff: Florida man slain by deputies carried assault rifleAuthorities say a gun-wielding Florida man was fatally shot by officers after he attacked his wife and daughter
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FILE - In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. In a January 2018 court filing, attorneys for death row inmate Alva Campbell once again recommended a firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection, after the state couldn't find a usable vein during an attempt to execute Campbell on Nov. 15, 2017, that was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killerAttorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, visitors view a horticultural display by Mercer County Community College during a preview of the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, featuring the theme "Holland: Flowering the World," at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. As the East Coast slogs through chilly temperatures and winter dreariness, visitors will dive into spring during the annual Philadelphia Flower Show from March 3 to 11, 2018, featuring the theme "Wonders of Water" and promising to "celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Flower show's focus on water lets visitors dive into springAs the East Coast continues its slog through chilly temperatures and general winter dreariness, the Philadelphia Flower Show offers a colorful sneak peek into warmer, longer days
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In this Dec. 11, 2017 photo, Kimberly Taylor, one of three high school students remaining at the Rochester School, stands in an empty science classroom at the school in Rochester, Vt. The middle-high school is slated to close at the end of the 2018 school year, as Rochester is among some small rural communities struggling to keep schools open in the face of dropping enrollment, rising costs and tightening budgets. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
With just 3 students, small-town high school closing downSome small towns struggle to keep schools open in the face of dropping enrollment, rising costs and tightening budgets
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Chastain Salutes Women's March on SNLJessica Chastain sang, danced, and wailed her way through hosting Saturday Night Live, giving a nod to the Women's March in her opening monologue. The Molly's Game star sang "You Don't Own Me," with the help of Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, proclaiming, "Ladies, we were strong last year and...
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Boys Face Felony Charges After 500K Bees KilledThis should take a bit of the sting out of their loss. A few days after Christmas, Justin and Tori Englehardt discovered someone had destroyed every beehive on their Wild Hill Honey farm, the Des Moines Register reports. According to the BBC , the destruction of the 50 hives in Sioux...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows Faviola Benitez Calderon. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has located her body as she was missing since mudslides on Jan. 9 struck Montecito, Calif. The working-class immigrant population in Montecito suffered outsized losses from the recent mudslides that killed at least 21, injured dozens and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh townRecent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.
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A protester carries a sign during a Women's March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Global female empowerment marches enter second dayDemonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched and chanted
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