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Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."...
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Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves....
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Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, a party official said Thursday, as the fate of the 93-year-old became clearer and the country prepared to move on....
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Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) -- An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue....
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Fund for helpful homeless man raises more than $275,000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $275,000....
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Top court: Police illegally seized truck in hit-and-run case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that authorities did not have the right to seize a vehicle from the driveway of a hit-and-run suspect without a warrant....
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A decade later, gas drilling tax politics roil Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A decade after energy companies began realizing the explosive economic potential of the vast Marcellus Shale natural gas reservoir, the politics of taxing it still roils Pennsylvania, now the nation's No. 2 gas state....
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Remains of final 2 victims of senior home inferno recovered

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Investigators have recovered the remains of the final two victims of a fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community....
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3 get prison in strangling death of alleged overdose victim

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Three people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent overdose are headed to prison....
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Philadelphia shooting leaves man dead, 2 others wounded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say one man was killed and two other people were wounded in a triple shooting in Philadelphia....
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3 high school football players charged with raping teen girl

WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Three high school football players have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint after she left a Pennsylvania town fair....
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Princeton uses 2nd-half spurt to beat Lafayette 60-46

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Devin Cannady scored 17 points with seven rebounds and Sebastian Much scored 10 and Princeton grabbed its first win of the season against winless Lafayette with a 60-46 win on Wednesday night....
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Driver faces numerous charges after traffic stop, standoff

READING, Pa. (AP) -- A driver who allegedly fled from a traffic stop and prompted a brief standoff at his home is now facing numerous charges....
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Court invalidates Corbett's 2014 line-item spending vetoes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's not enough for Pennsylvania governors to send out news releases when they are vetoing bills during a legislative adjournment, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday; they also have to issue formal public notices....
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