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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 7:20 PM

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerk who refuse licenses
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds when she arrived at work Tuesday, blocking the view of several dozen rainbow-clad protesters outside her office who chanted "do your job" and carried signs that read "You Don't Own Marriage."... 6/30/2015 6:12 PM

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.... 6/30/2015 6:33 PM

UCC church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians
NEW YORK (AP) -- The top legislative body of the United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, in a sign of the growing momentum of a U.S. protest movement against Israeli policy.... 6/30/2015 7:13 PM

Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.... 6/30/2015 7:09 PM

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.... 6/30/2015 6:19 PM

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible.... 6/30/2015 1:16 PM

People return to find homes destroyed by Washington wildfire
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.... 6/30/2015 6:26 PM

Harvard athlete among 1st openly transgender NCAA swimmers
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the NCAA.... 6/30/2015 7:43 PM

Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump's brand?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Donald Trump's business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be?... 6/30/2015 5:59 PM



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