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Answers sought after Utah inmate’s death

    Answers sought after Utah inmate’s death

Utah’s governor called for answers Wednesday in the death of an inmate whose dialysis providers failed to show up for treatment.

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California under water restriction

    California under water restriction

California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.

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Health providers’ execution stance pushes prisons to seek other options

    Health providers’ execution stance pushes prisons to seek other options

With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.

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NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead

    NSA: Car smashes into police vehicle at Fort Meade; 1 dead

FORT MEADE, Md. — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire.

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Indiana lawmakers seek to quiet uproar around new law

    Indiana lawmakers seek to quiet uproar around new law

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an “Indy Welcomes All” campaign ahead of this weekend’s NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.

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Lack of federal funding causes water pipeline projects to come up in short

    Lack of federal funding causes water pipeline projects to come up in short

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.

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New York building collapse injures 12; gas blast suspected

    New York building  collapse injures 12;  gas blast suspected

NEW YORK — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.

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Obama agrees to slow US pullout

    Obama agrees to slow US pullout

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won’t jeopardize his commitment to end America’s longest war before leaving office.

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Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

    Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights — and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him.

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No evidence of gang rape found at University of Virginia frat

    No evidence of gang rape found at University of Virginia frat

A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser’s unwillingness to cooperate, authorities said Monday.

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