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Judge says Houston-area bail system unfair to poor offendersA judge has rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system that's unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because they're unable to pay for their release
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Ja Rule attends City Harvest's 23rd Annual Gala, "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York.  Organizers of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, produced by a partnership that includes rapper Ja Rule, have canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel.  (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
Fyer Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointmentThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has expressed its deep disappointment in how a music, art and culture festival imploded, leaving hundreds stranded and angry
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China deports US businesswoman accused of spyingChina has deported an American woman after she was convicted of spying while on a business trip
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Man fires gun after luxury car is bumped near Wall StreetPolice say a man in a luxury car just off Wall Street fired his gun after another motorist backed into the vehicle
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows Kenneth Williams. On Thursday, April 27, Williams lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection execution that began with midazolam. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
Latest use of sedative keeps death penalty debate aliveThe latest state execution of a convicted killer is keeping the death penalty debate alive
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Nonbelievers' challenge to House prayers allowed to proceedA federal judge in Pennsylvania is keeping alive a lawsuit by nonbelievers who want to be allowed to give invocations at the start of state House sessions
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2 boarding school officials resign amid sex abuse claimsA prestigious Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students
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Dole settles suits over listeria outbreak blamed for deathFederal court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio
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Man sentenced for using Xbox chat to ask for boys' nude picsA self-proclaimed pedophile who used his Xbox to sexually assault four boys in three states is now headed to prison
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Police: Texas officer faked his own death, fled into MexicoAuthorities are searching for a police officer from Austin, Texas, who they say faked his own death and fled to Mexico after telling his wife that he planned to kill himself
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3 killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas PanhandleAuthorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight just south of the airport in Amarillo
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In this April 21, 2017 photo, Cris Van Houten explains how the shoreline of Huron Lake, has receded over the years in Oasis, Wisc. Van Houten and other central Wisconsin lake property owners insist a proliferation of high-capacity wells are draining the region's lakes. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sandsBig farms' thirst for water is causing conflict in Wisconsin, where land owners and environmentalists worry that high-capacity wells are depleting lakes and streams and hurting water quality
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