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Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) -- A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes, many belonging to retirees on fixed incomes with few other possessions....

Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice
ATLANTA (AP) -- Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago....

More storms on tap for flood-ravaged West Virginia
ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) -- As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community "smelled like death," residents braced for the prospect of more rain....

Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing and undercover operations, law enforcement officials say....

Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub....

Report: It's harder to know who's paying for political ads
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds....

Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
BURNS, Oregon (AP) -- Winter and spring have passed since an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge ended, but its aftershocks are still shaking this high desert region of Oregon, with activists setting up "Camp Freedom" where an occupier was killed and organizing a recall election this week against a top county official....

Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger fetch $100K at sale
BOSTON (AP) -- A rat-shaped pencil holder and a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring were among the belongings of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that pulled in more than $100,000 at a court-ordered auction to raise money for his victims....

Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance - to the consternation of law enforcement....

At least 7 stabbed at protest outside California Capitol
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- At least seven people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento, authorities said....

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