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Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past....

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza....

Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened....

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites
DENVER (AP) -- Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population....

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars
ATLANTA (AP) -- Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology....

Police: Newly freed gang member killed California officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two suburban Los Angeles police officers thought they were helping a driver after a car crash....

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories
CHICAGO (AP) -- Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements....

Supreme Court rejects Alabama death row appeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years....

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape in 2006....

Justices reject appeal from South Carolina death row inmate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a South Carolina death row inmate who pleaded guilty to killing an off-duty police officer during a multistate crime spree in 2004....

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