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Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy on Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina
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Animal rights protest scrapped after

Animal rights protest scrapped after "greased pig" dust-up

An animal advocacy group has withdrawn its protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice" after learning the act features a man on skates wearing a pig costume
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Judge weighs bid to block Indiana's Syrian refugee order

A federal judge considering a challenge to Gov. Mike Pence's order barring state agencies from assisting in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana has peppered the state's solicitor general with questions
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

US stocks snapped a five-day losing streak Friday on higher oil prices and an encouraging retail sales report
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Governor signs bill overhauling Wisconsin civil service laws

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping bill that reworks Wisconsin's hiring and firing practices, brushing aside Democrats' complaints that the measure would lead to cronyism in state agencies
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Regulators vote to phase in solar rate hike more slowly

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission voted to phase in higher rates for solar customers over a longer period of time than previously approved
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Autopsy: Slain New Jersey sex worker possibly strangled

Autopsy: Slain New Jersey sex worker possibly strangled

A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of a beach highway on New York's Long Island later revealed to be a suspected serial killer's dumping ground for bodies might have been strangled, according to a new autopsy
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Ferguson mayor: City told DOJ agreement no sure thing

Ferguson's mayor says city leaders warned Department of Justice negotiators they couldn't guarantee approval of a plan to address the agency's scathing review of the city's courts and police
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AP National News Calendar

AP National News Calendar
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Hammers and shivs used in Mexico prison riot that killed 49

Hammers and shivs used in Mexico prison riot that killed 49

Mexico's deadliest prison brawl in many years was a bloodbath in which inmates attacked each other with hammers and makeshift blades, underlining yet again the power that drug cartels wield inside many of the country's lockups
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