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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.... 7/29/2014 7:01 PM

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.... 7/29/2014 6:07 PM

Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder
DENVER (AP) -- Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 6:45 PM

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday.... 7/29/2014 6:52 PM

Hawaii health care faces federal threat
HONOLULU (AP) -- Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family.... 7/29/2014 5:04 PM

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.... 7/29/2014 4:44 PM

AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.... 7/29/2014 4:45 PM

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little
DENVER (AP) -- Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.... 7/29/2014 5:53 PM

Food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime."... 7/29/2014 7:50 PM

Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.... 7/29/2014 7:02 PM