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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledelle Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double executionTwo Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month are asking the parole board to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period
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Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetusesA bill seeking to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy has won endorsement from the Montana Senate
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A visitor looks at the burial place of President James K. Polk and his wife, Sarah Polk, on the grounds of the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 24, 2017. A resolution being considered in the state Legislature calls for exhuming their bodies and moving them to the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tenn. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleA push by lawmakers in Tennessee to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people
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The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction requestAttorneys defending the Trump administration's travel ban are opposing Hawaii's request to turn a temporary order blocking key sections of the ban into a preliminary injunction
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Rosenbloom Monument Co. workers from left, Nathan Fohne, Derek Doolin and Philip Weiss hoist a headstone at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Mo., where over 150 headstones were tipped over. The cemetery is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)
US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats caseJewish groups who warned of a surge in anti-Semitism had pointed to numerous bomb threats against Jewish community centers as the most dramatic example of the trend
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Study: Dramatic drop in Chicago stop-and-frisk proceduresA study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures reveals a dramatic decrease in the number of stops
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UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlementsThe United Nations says Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law
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Sheriff wants to bar victim testimony at his contempt trialFormer Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained in his immigration patrols from testifying at his upcoming trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge
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Correction: Social Security Judge-Prison storyCorrection: Social Security Judge-Prison story
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Woman guilty of kidnapping baby from mall food courtA suburban Philadelphia woman charged with befriending a woman at a shopping mall and then taking her baby has been convicted of kidnapping and child concealment
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Police: Vegas cabbie went to victim's home after sex assaultPolice say a Las Vegas cab driver went back to the customer he'd been accused of sexually assaulting while she was passed out, and offered her money, flowers and apologies after surveillance video footage of the incident surfaced
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Scott Kernan, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, poses in his Sacramento, Calif., office. Corrections officials are proposing new sentencing rules that aim to trim California's prison population by nearly 2,000 inmates in the first year and by 9,500 inmates after four years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
APNewsBreak: California could free 9,500 inmates in 4 yearsCalifornia corrections officials have announced new sentencing rules that aim to trim the state prison population by nearly 9,500 inmates after four years
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