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Sheriff: Man confesses in killings of 2 Mississippi nuns
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, a sheriff said Saturday, in the latest twist to a crime that has horrified people in the small communities where the women served....

Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight....

In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out
CHICAGO (AP) -- NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday....

Olympic champions Raisman, Hernandez feted by hometowns
Thousands of people turned out to welcome gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns Saturday after they wowed the judges in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....

Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl's lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years....

Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest
NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) -- Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream....

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home....

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease....

3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday....

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory....

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