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Texas A&M president decries reports of racial harassment
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M University is still trying to determine which students may have shouted a racial slur and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students touring the campus....

Official's email says shift to Flint River made too quickly
As the city of Flint, Michigan, prepared to begin drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the municipal water plant said his superiors were prodding him to move too quickly, an email released by the governor's office Friday shows....

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred Couch attacked his girlfriend, but she wouldn't cooperate and no charges were filed....

Voting rights groups sue federal election official
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship....

Where did El Nino go? Heat, dry spell stoke drought worry
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Where did El Nino go?...

Colorado's newest pot shop tied to strip club and mayor
GLENDALE, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver....

Northern Californian wins Mavericks big-wave surf contest
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday....

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday....

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights
HAVANA (AP) -- The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday....

Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said....

 
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