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Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp speaks Tuesday July 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas.  Texas A&M leaders say Energy Secretary Rick Perry wasn't involved in a $2.5 billion nuclear weapons lab contract that partly went to his alma mater. Sharp said Tuesday the National Nuclear Security Administration had favorably scored their proposal to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory near Santa Fe, New Mexico, before the former Texas governor signed off. Sharp and Perry were college friends at Texas A&M. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Secretary Perry alma mater says he didn't tilt nuke lab bidTexas A&M University leaders says Energy Secretary Rick Perry didn't steer a $2.5 billion contract to oversee a top nuclear weapons lab to his beloved alma mater
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A Brazilian mother, who asked to be identified only as W.R. holds her 9-year-old son A.R. during a news conference at the Brazilian Worker Center in Boston, Monday, July, 16, 2018. The mother spoke to reporters Monday after she was reunited with her son Saturday at Boston's Logan airport. They had been separated since May 30 under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detentionImmigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities
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Bear tranquilized after taking dip in Los Angeles poolA large bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart after spending a few hours roaming a Los Angeles neighborhood and taking a dip in a backyard pool
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Obstruction charge added against West Virginia justiceA federal grand jury has added an obstruction of justice charge against a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice already facing a 22-count indictment
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Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power lineA proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, people cross Main Street during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. An economic impact study released Tuesday, July 17, 2018, estimates that attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
Study finds dramatic increase in 2018 Sundance attendanceAn economic impact study estimates that attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 file photo, a covered bridge, center, that runs between Cornish, N.H., and Windsor, Vt., is reflected in the Connecticut River along with Mount Ascutney, top right, in a view from the Cornish side of the river. On Monday, a Vermont state board has unanimously rejected a man's request to change the name of Mount Ascutney to the original Abenaki name, "Kaskadenak." (AP Photo/Barbara Noll, File)
Vermont board rejects mountain name change proposalVermont state board rejects petition to change the name of Mount Ascutney
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Widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana useThe state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a Loveland ski lift because he had marijuana in his system
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Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in homePolice say a 9-year-old girl was asleep in her bed when a stray bullet struck and killed her inside her family's New Jersey home
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Dean Skelos, left, and his wife Gail leave federal court, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in New York. The former New York state Senate leader and his son Adam were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican's political support. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Ex-New York senator and son convicted of extortion, briberyFormer New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son have been convicted of bribery, wire fraud and extortion charges at their federal corruption trial
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Man sentenced for role in killing at Buffalo's Anchor BarA New York man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for his role in a fatal shooting inside the bar credited with originating Buffalo-style chicken wings
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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in 1985 after meeting him in a Cincinnati bar. Van Hook's execution is scheduled Wednesday, July 18, 2018, and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction planned to transport Van Hook on Tuesday, July 17, from death row in Chillicothe to the state death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in barOhio is beginning preparations to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing
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