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Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban
SEATTLE (AP) -- On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect....

Inmate details 4 prison killings: 'I did it for nothing'
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills....

Cosby venue could move to California in sex abuse lawsuit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago....

Alaska lauds black soldiers' work on famed WWII highway
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches....

AP PHOTOS: Black soldiers toiled on Alaska's first land link
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada....

Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial....

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow....

Who can get around the travel ban?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as it allowed a limited version of the Trump administration's travel ban to take effect for now, the Supreme Court carved out a major exception....

Ingredient in popular weed killer going on list as cancerous
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it's known to cause cancer....

Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles
COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) -- Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States....

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