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More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show....

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein....

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan, saying the agency didn't inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because more than 100 children are buried there....

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the wealthy coastal enclave of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles....

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis....

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away....

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA....

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control....

Effort to allow partisan politics in church reaches dead end
NEW YORK (AP) -- A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of religious conservatives on what has been a key issue to the Trump administration....

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