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    Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — […]
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    Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee […]
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    Hundreds protest abortion bans at Utah Capitol building

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday afternoon to join a nationwide protest against abortion bans being passed around the country. “My body, my choice!” chants caught the attention of lawmakers and others. Parents with babies strapped to their chest and teenagers who left school early to attend the […]
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    NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted in March to allow interference calls or non-calls to be challenged by coaches and reviewed via replay as a one-year […]
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    Project Recovery: Casey Scott and Dr. Matt answer your questions

    Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley decided that when they started the Project Recovery podcast it would be worth it if the podcast helped just one person. In this episode of Project Recovery, Casey and Dr. Matt share some of your letters and emails. People have written in to talk about how the show has […]
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    Police to return property seized from San Francisco reporter

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco journalist whose equipment was seized in a police raid will get back his property, a police attorney said Tuesday at a court hearing, but that did not resolve larger issues in the case that alarmed journalism advocates. Authorities have said the May 10 raids of freelancer Bryan Carmody’s […]
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    Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois’ child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn’t alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than three weeks later with killing […]
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    Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. A […]
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    Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat […]
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    Report shocks, angers some of Ohio State doc’s 177 victims

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings documenting a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked for decades to forget. Their reactions follow the university’s release of a report […]