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Lawyer for Boston Marathon suspect’s friend says his memory was clouded by marijuana

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told a jury that he did not lie when questioned by the FBI, but instead was suffering from a cloudy memory caused by heavy marijuana use

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Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin

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Police: 3 people dead in shooting at Alabama UPS facility

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police say three people have been killed in a shooting at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards tells The Associated Press that the gunman was killed along with two other people in the Tuesday morning gunfire

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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says it is time for young men to "stand up" against domestic violence.

Biden is speaking to the Democratic National Committee's women's leadership forum

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Meetings set on Arkansas’ state high speed rail plan

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State highway officials plan two public meetings for later this month to discuss Arkansas' long-term plan for rail service.

The meetings are set for Sept. 23 in North Little Rock and Sept

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Texas Has 14 Of The Biggest High Schools In The US

I graduated with 12 people in my high school class in Nebraska, so it's hard for me to comprehend a high school where there are three thousands students.  That's huge! Or maybe it's time to admit my little class of six boys and six girls was abnormally tiny.  I graduated at the top of my class, but I don't spend much time telling people I only had 11 people behind me.  Shh...don't tell!  And those that graduated in the top 50 percent were actually in the top six.  That' doesn't happen often.

Texas has some of the biggest high schools in the US, and some of those have more than four thousand students.

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50 dead cats found in freezers in Florida home

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say they went to the home of 55-year-old Douglas Westcott on Wednesday to arrest him on three counts of child porn

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NASA’s newest human spacecraft on the move

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.

Workers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida gathered by the dozens if not hundreds to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning

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