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Contractor appeals delay Trump border wall prototypesThe Trump administration says prototypes for a proposed border wall with Mexico have been delayed to early November because two companies have objected to the bidding process.
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Same-sex domestic violence court win has unintended problemBoth sides in a South Carolina case that decided same-sex couples should get the same domestic violence protection as heterosexual couples are asking the state's high court to set aside its ruling because of unintended consequences
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo, Orange County sheriff's deputies investigate after three jail inmates charged with violent crimes escaped from Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. Video shot with a contraband cellphone shows the escape of the three inmates from the maximum-security wing of the jail last year, as well as scenes from their days on the run. Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV, which aired parts of the footage Tuesday, July 25, 2017, says it was provided by an attorney connected to the case, and not by prosecutors. They led authorities on a weeklong manhunt before they were recaptured. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn, File)
Inmates' escape video shows everything is caught on tapeCalifornia inmates' escape video another extreme example of the age of catching everything on camera
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US court asked to hold off on decision over fracking rulesThe Trump administration is asking a federal appeals court in Denver to hold off on a decision regarding a major fracking rule implemented by the Obama administration
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows TaiChin Preyor. Texas' highest criminal court and a federal judge have refused to stop this week's scheduled execution of Preyor, the convicted killer of a woman in San Antonio in 2004. Preyor is set for lethal injection Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Huntsville, for killing 24-year-old Jami Tackett during a break-in at her apartment. Tackett is described in court documents as a drug dealer and the 46-year-old Preyor as a customer and dealer. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
Texas inmate appealing to US Supreme Court to halt executionFederal appeals court rejects appeal from Texas inmate set to be executed Thursday for killing woman in 2004; man's lawyers take arguments to US Supreme Court to try to halt lethal injection
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 27, 2017, file photo, Greek and Turkish Cypriots hold hands as they gather to call to the rival leaders of the two communities to "Unite Cyprus Now" at the Ledras main crossing point inside the U.N buffer zone that divided the Greek and Turkish Cypriots controlled areas, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution encouraging rival Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots “to sustain their commitment” to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island following the collapse of talks earlier in July. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
UN: Cyprus rivals need to keep commitment to reunificationThe U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution encouraging Greek and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island following the collapse of talks earlier this month
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14th case linked to serial rapist in Kansas college townsAuthorities have new information about a serial rapist who is believed to have attacked at least a dozen women from 2000 to 2008 in the college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence
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Government announces cleanup plan for NYC radioactive siteThe federal government has announced its plan to clean up a Superfund site in New York City where radioactive material was once processed to develop the atomic bomb
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Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself makes plea dealA Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in an Atlanta park has pleaded guilty to violating two city ordinances after prosecutors agreed to drop a public indecency charge
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Dan Richard, chairman of the board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority, gestures to a map showing the proposed initial construction of the bullet train in the revised business plan in Sacramento, Calif. The California Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling that could have big implications for the state's $64 billion high-speed rail project. The court will decide Thursday, July 27, 2017, whether federal law exempts rail projects such as the planned bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco from the state's strict environmental review law known as CEQA. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California Supreme Court ruling bolsters bullet train foesA California Supreme Court ruling is ensuring further legal complications for the planned $64 billion bullet train between Los Angeles and San Francisco
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg talks during a press conference in West Palm Beach, Fla.. Aronberg's wife, Lynn, said on Thursday, July 27, 2017, that she wants a divorce from her husband in part because he is not a "staunch Republican and supporter of President Trump" like she is. (Bill Ingram/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)  /Palm Beach Post via AP)
Wife supports Trump; says politician husband has to goThe wife of a Florida Democratic state attorney says she is getting divorced _ in part because she supports President Donald Trump and he doesn't
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FILE – In this March 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference at Global Container Terminals USA in Jersey City, N.J. In a Thursday, July 27, 2017, court filing, prosecutors attempted to poke holes in Menendez's motion to dismiss corruption charges against him, arguing a 2016 Supreme Court decision tossing the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell doesn't offer Menendez a basis to have his charges dismissed. Menendez is charged with using his political influence to help a wealthy campaign donor. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Prosecutors: Menendez motion to dismiss charges 'meritless'The government is attempting to poke holes in New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's motion to dismiss corruption charges against him
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