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Florida close to replacing Confederate statue in US Capitol

Florida is on the cusp of removing a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with an African-American woman

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Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

Ohio teenager charged as adult in killing of younger brother after argument over Halloween candy convicted of murder, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close
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Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close

A steep drop in Walmart's stock and losses in other sectors are pulling U.S. indexes broadly lower, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak

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Michigan State general counsel retiring amid Nassar fallout

Michigan State University has announced the departure of its longtime vice president for legal affairs and general counsel as it deals with fallout over a disgraced sports doctor who sexually assaulted female athletes

Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal
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Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program for violations committed in a sex scandal

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Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

Taco Bell says an employee accused of using a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the restaurant chain

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing
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Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

A judge has sentenced a 63-year-old Oklahoma man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down his Lebanese neighbor in what the jury determined was a hate crime

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Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set

A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated weapons case

The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4
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The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4

Slippery and icy weather conditions are being blamed for a Nebraska traffic crash that left four people dead along with fatal crashes in Kansas and Minnesota

Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans
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Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans

The tax overhaul was sold by its backers as a way to help American workers, but a flurry of recent corporate announcements suggest the lion's share of tax savings will go to investors.