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A man prays at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting in Aurora. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Aurora gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootingsA relative of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse says her family is offering condolences to the victims' families, saying 'we deeply apologize'
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Latest: City lawyer welcomes decision on Obama library suitChicago's lead attorney says the city is pleased a federal judge will expedite hearings on a lawsuit challenging the planned construction of the Obama Presidential Center in a South Side park
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Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfireA dog named Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, left, leaves in a car as various media record her exit from the Teller Combined Court in Cripple Creek, Colo. Kenney, 32, of Hansen, Idaho, pleaded guilty Friday, to tampering with evidence connected to the death of Kelsey Berreth, who was last seen on Nov. 22. Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater testified Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Kenney told investigators that she and Patrick Frazee became involved in March 2018. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)
Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with batColorado investigators say a man beat his missing fiancee to death with a baseball bat after trying to persuade a woman he was having an affair with to commit the killing
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Kent County Sheriff personnel investigate the scene of a fatal shooting on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, near Cedar Springs, Mich. Authorities say several people, including children, have been fatally shot at a property in western Michigan. (Neil Blake/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Police search 2nd site in deaths of 4 in western MichiganAuthorities say evidence suggests some of the three children and a woman found fatally shot in a western Michigan house may have been killed elsewhere
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Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton, right, visits tenant Thomas Gilbert to see the damaged, unusable shower in his apartment, in the Douglas Houses in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Patton is spending the next four weeks living in four different New York City Housing Authority buildings to get an up-close look at the city's troubled public housing developments by living there. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
HUD official trapped in elevator during public housing visitA federal housing official's monthlong tour of New York City public housing complexes hit a speed bump when she got stuck in an elevator
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Students can skip Pledge of Allegiance, school district saysA Connecticut school district has acknowledged students have the right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance, as a result of a lawsuit by a teenage girl who says her teacher shamed her and other students for opting out
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College trustee quits over Nazi uniform costume photoA Pennsylvania college trustee is apologizing and resigning after a student found a 1980 yearbook photo in which the trustee wore a Nazi uniform costume
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Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrantsNearly 50 Democratic lawmakers are calling for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reporting revealed that the agency was force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike
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Detroit Council rejects car stunt due to Confederate flagThe Detroit City Council has banned a hot rod and custom car show from allowing a stunt jump to take place because some of the participating vehicles have carried Confederate imagery
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Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honorsA small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor
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In this still image taken from aerial video provided by KABC-TV, Los Angeles police officers secure a residence in Porter Ranch, northwest of Los Angeles Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Several people were found dead following reports of gunfire at a home in an upscale gated community. (KABC-TV via AP)
The Latest: Police say they know motive in LA triple killingLos Angeles police homicide investigators believe whoever killed three men inside a home in a gated community was allowed inside by one of the victims
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