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Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term....

Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store....

Freddie Gray hearing: Officer's 2 statements admissible
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The statements two Baltimore police officers made to investigators probing the death of Freddie Gray can be used at the officers' trials, a judge ruled Tuesday....

Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them....

Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday....

California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press....

Parents charged with fatally beating son in New York church
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York couple has been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church and four fellow church members have been charged with assault in an attack that also left the young man's brother severely injured, police said Tuesday....

Alleged triggerman identified in killing of tourist, hiker
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor in Northern California last week....

Man claims he lost job at Catholic home because he's gay
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man said the bishop of a local Catholic diocese forced his removal from the top job at a diocese-owned assisted living home because he's gay and married to his partner of 30 years....

Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand....

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