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Friday 02/12/2016
Deal delays eviction threat for San Francisco nuns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

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After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right fight; wrong strategy.

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Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.

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Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus.

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Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

DENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.

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Mayor urges 'extreme precautions' as cold weather hits NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.

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Utah plans to take legal action against EPA over mine waste

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday he plans to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency following reports that it didn't alert the state to river contamination after a massive mine waste spill.

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Voting rights groups sue federal election official

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

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Coal talk of the town as GOP candidates mingle in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Coal was on the minds of candidates for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House as they mingled with party insiders over cocktails at a Laramie County Republican Party gathering on Friday.

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Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.

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Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.

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Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

BOSTON (AP) — Comedian Conan O'Brien says he was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.

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Drew Lewis, Reagan transport secretary during strike, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drew Lewis, a businessman who served as U.S. transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan during the 1981 air traffic controllers' strike, has died at age 84.

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Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver

BOSTON (AP) — A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

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Court gunman's widow sentenced to life in prison

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.

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Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.

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Huge New Jersey fire that burned for 20 hours is contained

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.

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Judge wants to review scope of Duke Energy pollution deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge said Friday he wants to review a surprise deal settling decades of groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits because he questioned the motives behind the company's deal with state environmental regulators.

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Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath reflects on first term

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath stood over a short stack of file folders, some bound by rubber bands, as he talked about his court's growing caseload.

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Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go?

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