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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from... Full Story

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  • Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75
    Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
    SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69
    McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • 2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
    2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential sorms.

  • Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued
    Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Using the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69.

  • Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right
    Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.

  • Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers
    Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

    DETROIT (AP) — Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't exactly sure what it was, she felt at home the moment the doo opened.

  • AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
    AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state's toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.

  • Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap
    Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.

  • Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
    Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north.

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