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New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday as New Orleans joined the movement to take down symbols of the Confederacy and the Jim Crow South....

Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants....

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years....

Aaron Hernandez's mom, fiancee arrive at his private funeral
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez arrived Monday to say their farewells to the former NFL player during a private funeral in his hometown....

Justices turn away GM appeal over ignition switches
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that one plaintiffs' attorney said could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims....

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump....

Researchers find unique US Declaration of Independence copy
LONDON (AP) -- Researchers have discovered a unique copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence in an unexpected place - England....

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor....

The Latest: Court rejects stay for 1 of 2 Arkansas inmates
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000: (all times local):...

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience
NEW YORK (AP) -- Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list....

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