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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run....

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat
NEW YORK (AP) -- Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers....

APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
PHOENIX (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday....

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse....

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
CHICAGO (AP) -- Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing....

Memo: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department....

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's bankruptcy trial has adjourned for the day and will resume in the morning....

Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse....

Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product....

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election....

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