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Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago....

Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumni - Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week....

Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life....

Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska....

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska....

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture....

When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice....

White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali....

From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. For others, he was forever stained by his conviction for selling the powers of office....

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From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force

Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

US treasurer to oversee town hall meeting on $10 bill design

Court to rule if California death penalty is cruel, unusual

AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought

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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought