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The Latest: NRA lobbyist says Trump was 'our candidate'
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local):...

Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on....

MS-13 on Long Island: A look at 11 suspected victims
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. All are believed to be victims of the MS-13 street gang. A look at the victims:...

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection....

Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta....

Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Ann Coulter did not turn up in Berkeley where hundreds held a raucous but largely peaceful demonstration in her absence and lamented what they called the latest blow to free speech in the home of America's free speech movement....

Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United
CHICAGO (AP) -- The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible....

Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the Trump administration's request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions....

Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!"...

Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law....

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