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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this ... Full Story

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  • AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness
    AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.

  • Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
    Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review becaue of a quirk in the law.

  • Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
    Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help
    Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.

  • Global marches draw attention to climate change
    Global marches draw attention to climate change

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

  • NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year
    NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

  • Some California wells run dry amid drought
    Some California wells run dry amid drought

    EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

  • Clementi family become advocates after suicide
    Clementi family become advocates after suicide

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Clementi's family could have stayed silent after he killed himself.

  • Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat
    Authorities: Islamic State group an online threat

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."

  • SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
    SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

    CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

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    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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    Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

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    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world.

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