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Prosecutor to examine shooting of man tied to Boston bombings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Orlando said Thursday, Aug. 8 that he will review what led to the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant during questioning by the FBI and other agents over the man’s ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. State Attorney Jeff ...

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Life sentence recommended for Somali pirates

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A jury recommended Friday, Aug.2 that three Somali pirates be sentenced to life in prison in the slayings of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of Africa. Prosecutors had sought the death penalty, and 22 of the 26 crimes they were convicted of were ...

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Pope claims to not judge gay priests

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) — A remarkably candid Pope Francis struck a conciliatory stance toward gays Monday, saying “who am I to judge” when it comes to the sexual orientation of priests. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society,” Francis said during an extraordinary ...

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380 students to graduate during summer commencement

APSU will award degrees to approximately 380 students during its 84th Summer Commencement on Friday, Aug. 9 in the Dunn Center, according to an APSU press release. Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for guests. According to the press release, an APSU ROTC cadet, ...

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Judge begins deliberation on WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is deliberating the fate of an Army private accused of aiding the enemy by engineering a high-volume leak of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks. Prosecutors argue that Pfc. Bradley Manning is a glory-seeking traitor. His lawyers say Manning is a naive whistleblower who ...

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New residence halls’ construction on track

Phase II Housing Construction is scheduled to be finished by Thursday, Aug. 1, for move-in day on Thursday, Aug. 22. Joe Mills, director of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services, said the new halls are 92 percent full of as Tuesday, July 2. Governors Terrace North and Governors Terrace South are ...

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