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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

By TAMI ABDOLLAH

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.

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Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine

<pp_img type="node" title="Ukraine Fighter Jets" caption="In this framegrab made from a video provided by press service of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic and icorpus.ru, pro-Russians collect parts of the burning debris of a Ukrainian military fighter jet, shot down at Savur Mogila, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

By JOHN HEILPRIN

<pp_img type="node" title="Ukraine Plane" caption="A piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines jet downed over Ukraine. The piece is seen near Petropavlivka village, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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European Central Bank hit by data theft

BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank says contact data have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it’s stressing that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.

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Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A California wine collector faces sentencing in New York after he was convicted of making up to $20 million from 2004 to 2012 by selling bogus bottles of wine.

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Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

<pp_img type="node" title="Arrest Struggle Death" caption="Pedestrians stand beside a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.

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Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Sen. John Walsh’s thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

The Democrat is running to keep the seat he was appointed to in February. Walsh faces Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines on Nov. 4.

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Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

SEATTLE (AP) — An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.

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Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

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Navajo leader, mayor to meet on homeless killings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation on Wednesday denounced the killing of two homeless men who he said were members of the tribe and called for a meeting with Albuquerque officials about the attack.

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