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Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked "God's authority" and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why she should not face stiff fines or jail time....

Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday....

California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer....

Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police....

Man sentenced to life with no parole walks free in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot have steadily softened....

Michigan House panel mulls 2 lawmakers' fitness for office
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming one of them had sex with a male prostitute....

Suspect in officer attack had history of mental illness
HOUSTON (AP) -- A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney....

Shots hit 4 vehicles on I-10 in Phoenix; unclear if related
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities are trying to determine if the same person fired gunshots at four vehicles along a Phoenix freeway over a three-day span....

Jury to weigh death sentence for man in Jewish site killings
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City will begin hearing more evidence Tuesday before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence....

The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence
BALTIMORE (AP) -- There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore....

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