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Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement....

Runways open at LaGuardia after plane that skidded removed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice....

Solid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month....

Witness: Aaron Hernandez DNA matched butt at crime scene
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A crime lab scientist testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that his DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt at the crime scene....

Harrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies....

Ford's real-life bravado equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen....

Police: Professor had given ex-convict $37K before killing
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years....

AP NewsBreak: Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles III said Friday....

Colorful 'body sculptor' finishes testimony in murder trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist finished testifying Friday in her cosmetic-surgery murder trial but not before she asked to say something more to the jury....

Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet....

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