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Alabama ban on nearly all abortions in GOP governor’s hands

By KIM CHANDLER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion…
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Apps cost too much? Court allows suit adding to Apple’s woes

By MARK SHERMAN and MICHAEL LIEDTKE WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple’s woes that already include falling…
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Hero students highlight shift in school shooting guidance

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL MELIA BALTIMORE (AP) — The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools…
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Parents can’t delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

By MATT O'BRIEN Amazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker designed…
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Students kill classmate, injure 8 at school near Columbine

By KATHLEEN FOODY and P. SOLOMON BANDA HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that just…
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San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores

By JANIE HAR SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against…
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4 pups of endangered species of wolf born at Chicago zoo

CHICAGO (AP) — Four pups of a critically endangered species of wolf have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The zoo says in a news release that the two male and two female…
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Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A meteorologist says there’s not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa. A temporary flood barrier failed in Davenport on Tuesday, submerging downtown…
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Police: No indication driver killed on bridge was targeted

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police say there’s no indication a woman who was fatally shot while driving over a highway bridge in northeast Iowa was targeted, and they’re seeking the public’s help in determining if…
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Jewish community will ‘stand tall’ after synagogue shooting

By AMY TAXIN and CHRISTOPHER WEBER POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed…
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