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Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: The tribal chairman tells demonstrators that it's time to leave their camp and go home. Another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter....

Trump puts new spotlight on Long Island gang killings
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his tough view on illegal immigration by retrieving a copy of the Long Island newspaper Newsday and pointing to a blaring headline: "Extremely Violent Gang Faction."...

The Latest: Jurors see dashcam video of Roof apprehension
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof, charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):...

John Glenn, astronaut and US Senator, dies at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He became a hero as the first American to orbit the Earth and then served as a longtime U.S. senator. But John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95, continued to defy gravity decades after his initial flight....

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....

10 things to know about John Glenn, who has died at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at 95:...

Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation....

The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed clerk in 1994
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):...

The Latest: Debris in lake may be from missing Alaska plane
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on missing Alaska plane with four on board (all times local):...

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday....

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Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

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