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This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix. Saucedo, a 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a string of 2016 serial killings that terrorized several Phoenix neighborhoods, is proclaiming his innocence. The former city bus driver declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing Monday, May 8, 2017. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Phoenix Police Department via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 9:10 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting case for which police say a 23-year-old man is responsible. A few feet from a large portrait of 31-year-old Horacio de Jesus...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 6:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 6:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an article...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2009, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, sits on the boards in the finals seconds of Game 7 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Penguins won 6-2, eliminating the Capitals from the playoffs. Another Game 7 for the Washington Capitals. Another step into the breach for a fan base snakebitten by decades of missed opportunities. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 Wednesday night, May 10. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 10, 2017 - 2:12 am
The Washington Capitals' history of playoff disappointments began even before they ever reached the postseason. The proof is hanging in the closet in Bruce Peters' home in Waldorf, Maryland, about 30 miles away from where the Presidents' Trophy winners will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 on...
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This photo and sketch combo shows an undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Aaron Saucedo, left, and a July 2016 composite sketch provided by the Phoenix Police Department showing a suspect in a series of fatal shootings in Phoenix. Saucedo, a 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a string of 2016 serial killings that terrorized several Phoenix neighborhoods, is proclaiming his innocence. The former city bus driver declared "I'm innocent" during a brief court hearing Monday, May 8, 2017. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Phoenix Police Department via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 2:11 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Graciela Beltran broke down in tears in her west Phoenix living room as she recounted the life and death of her son, one of the victims in a serial shooting case for which police say a 23-year-old man is responsible. A few feet from a large portrait of 31-year-old Horacio de Jesus...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow "Daily Show" alums on a special edition of CBS' "The Late Show." Along with Jon Stewart, former longtime anchor of the Comedy Central fake newscast, Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, stands before the opening of the 85th Texas Legislative session in the house chambers at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. State-funded adoption agencies backing Texas legislation that would sanction the rejection of prospective parents on religious grounds already routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants because they are wary of their beliefs or lifestyle. But now they also want legal cover in case of potential lawsuits. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds — and legislation that got initial approval in the state House on Tuesday is designed to protect them from potential lawsuits from doing so...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, former Nebraska Democratic state Sen. Heath Mello speaks during a mayoral debate against his Republican challenger, incumbent Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the May 9, 2017, election. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:08 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Democrat Heath Mello lost his race for Omaha mayor Tuesday in a setback for supporters who argued that the Democratic National Committee and abortion rights groups were wrong to attack the anti-abortion former state senator. Mello, a 37-year-old Catholic from Omaha's working-...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, former Nebraska Democratic state Sen. Heath Mello speaks during a mayoral debate against his Republican challenger, incumbent Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the May 9, 2017, election. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
May 09, 2017 - 10:31 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The Latest on the Omaha mayoral election (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Democrat Heath Mello has lost his race for Omaha mayor after the anti-abortion, former state senator became a flashpoint for the internal party battle whether differing views should be allowed on...
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This image provided by the U.S. Department of Energy shows a 20-foot by 20-foot hole in the roof of a storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. An emergency was declared Tuesday after the partial collapse of the tunnel that contains rail cars full of radioactive waste. (U.S. Department of Energy via AP)
May 09, 2017 - 8:43 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars filled with radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state, forcing an evacuation of some workers at the site that made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades...
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