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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area....
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Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic....
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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area....
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Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine....
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Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections....
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Funeral set for western Pennsylvania paramedic killed on job

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A massive funeral is set for a paramedic killed when she was hit by a coal truck while responding to two other crashes on an icy Pennsylvania road....
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Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store....
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Police: Man, 78, groped disabled woman at nursing home

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a 78-year-old man who uses a wheelchair sexually fondled a mentally disabled 30-year-old woman at the northeastern Pennsylvania nursing home where both live....
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Returning champ Reigel defaults in Class AAA PIAA wrestling

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Fewer than 30 minutes had elapsed in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA Wrestling Championships, and a returning state champion has already lost....
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Cross's lighting system causes small fire, smoke in church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia firefighters say the electrical system for a cross on the outside wall of a city church apparently malfunctioned, filling the sanctuary with a smoky haze and causing a small fire in a wall that was quickly extinguished....
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Police: Couple who headed youth soccer group stole $40,000

PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a couple who headed a youth soccer organization in northeastern Pennsylvania stole more than $40,000, nearly bankrupting the group....
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Man sought in fatal shooting of woman in Pennsylvania home

CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) -- Police have been searching for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in a domestic dispute at their southeastern Pennsylvania home....
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Records: Defense in Hugo Selenski case more than $517,000

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- The taxpayer-funded defense of Pennsylvania man convicted last month of strangling a drug-dealing pharmacist and his girlfriend and burying their bodies in his yard has cost more than $517,000....
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Amtrak to continue limited schedule on Northeast Corridor

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak says its trains will continue to operate on a limited schedule between New York and Washington as the region is affected by a late-winter storm....
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