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Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence....

Conn. police more likely to use stun guns on minorities
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States....

Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said....

NYPD: Man stuffed bag of feces in woman's pants
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police are looking for a man who stuffed a bag of feces down a woman's pants as she walked in Manhattan....

In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Amid the misery of the Great Depression, Rupert Lopez gratefully worked for $1 a day for the Civilian Conservation Corps, making adobe-block walls for a new regional National Park Service administration building in Santa Fe, New Mexico....

Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland police officers will have body cameras affixed to their riot gear during the Republican National Convention this month....

Publisher: 'Mein Kampf' proceeds to aid Holocaust survivors
A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging Holocaust survivors....

Talks continue as Atlantic City casino strike deadline nears
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- With Atlantic City's lucrative July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching, the struggling seaside gambling resort is trying to avoid a strike against five of its eight casinos....

Judge faces deadline for decision on Indiana abortion law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities....

Christie's to sell contents of Reagans' LA home
NEW YORK (AP) -- A two-day auction of the contents of Ronald and Nancy Reagan's ranch-style home in California will include everything from personal mementos from heads of state and friends to objects the couple took with them to the White House....

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