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Synagogue shooting worst of many hateful attacks in October

Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: “N----- go back” it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage.


Boy Scout leader faces child-porn charges

Associated Press CLEVELAND Federal prosecutors say a Boy Scout leader recorded boys changing


Caravan trudges through ‘route of death’

Associated Press ISLA, Mexico Hundreds of Central American migrants from a 4,000-strong


Prosecutor: Altar girl in relationship with priest pregnant

Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told The Associated Press.


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FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

U.S. regulators Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals.


Pennsylvania school district’s decision to arm teachers brings backlash

A Pennsylvania school board has become the first in the state to pass a policy allowing teachers and other employees to carry firearms.


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US economy looks strong heading into congressional elections

For a U.S. economic expansion now in its 10th year, hiring remains robust, growth has picked up and the outlook is a mostly bright one on the eve of congressional elections.


Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next


Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body

Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body COLUMBUS An Ohio man who authorities say killed


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JAL pilot admits being almost 10 times over alcohol limit

A Japan Airlines co-pilot arrested after failing a breath test shortly before a London to Tokyo flight pleaded guilty Thursday to being almost 10 times over the legal limit for alcohol.


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Days after synagogue massacre, online hate is thriving

A website popular with racists that was used by the man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was shut down within hours of the slaughter, but it hardly mattered: Anti-Semites and racists who hang out in such havens just moved to other online forums.


Federal judges order Ohio to allow purged voters back in

Federal judges on Wednesday ordered Ohio to allow voters who had been purged for not voting over a six-year period to participate in this year’s election.


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America’s gender, racial divides on display in House races

Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters next Tuesday more vividly on display than in the battle for control of the U.S. House. Democrats are fielding more women and minority candidates than ever, while Republicans are trying to hold their majority with mostly white men.


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Law enforcement faces dilemma in assessing online threats

Their anger is all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights.


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Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying

A Mafia hit man who is said to hate “rats” is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday.