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July 23, 2014

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Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

NEW YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.

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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

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AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.

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Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

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Rockets found at UN Gaza school went missing
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents.

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Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water.

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