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Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma

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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies — black civil rights marchers a... Full Story

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  • Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma
    Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies — black civil rights marchers and white Civil War re-enactors who refuse to pay thousands in fees to hold their events.

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    Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he's guilty.

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    Jury: Prison company violated rights, but no need to pay

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    Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

  • Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix
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