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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District ... Full Story

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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Coucil.

  • Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision
    Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

  • Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown.

  • Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

    Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

  • Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats
    Official: Man who killed deputy had made threats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official sad.

  • Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan
    Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

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  • Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow
    Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Beth Bragg's home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.

  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?
    A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado.

  • Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October.

  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said.

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