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With the Lincoln Memorial in the background, people look at graffiti on the Washington Monument, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington. U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said that the messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DCThe National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington
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Cars are submerged in a flooded neighborhood Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Dozens rescued in California from San Jose floodwatersCalifornia firefighters have rescued dozens of residents from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek after earlier saving five people who were stranded by flooding at a homeless encampment
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Owen Labrie enters the Merrimack County Superior court with his attorney Robin Melone during the first day of a hearing on whether he deserves a new trial, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in Concord, N.H.  Labrie claims his trial lawyers failed to challenge the felony charge.   He was acquitted in 2015 of raping a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest at St. Paul's School but was convicted of a felony computer charge requiring him to register as a sex offender. (Geoff Forester /The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)
Prep school grad in court for hearing on possible new trialA New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of using a computer to lure an underage girl for sex returned to court Tuesday for a hearing on whether his lawyers damaged his case
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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned ParenthoodA federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015
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4 men being tried in second Oregon standoff trialThe federal prosecutors who failed to convict Ammon Bundy returned to court Tuesday to try four lesser-known men who followed Bundy's call to take a hard stand against the government and occupy a national wildlife refuge in Oregon
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A picture of Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, is displayed while people sign condolences books at the Russian Mission to the U.N. in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The city medical examiner was expected to perform an autopsy Tuesday on Russia's ambassador to the U.N., who died a day earlier after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of deathNew York City's medical examiner's office says the cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations need to be studied further
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Wilfredo Mendoza, of Boston, left, and Christina Villafranca, of Malden, Mass., right, displays a placards during a rally called "We Will Persist," Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Boston. According to organizers the rally was held to send a message to Republicans in Congress and the administration of President Donald Trump that they will continue to press for immigration rights and continued affordable healthcare coverage. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rulesMillions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday
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FILE- In this June 12, 2012, file photo, George Washington's signature is seen as Chris Coover, senior specialist for Rare books & manuscripts at Christie's shows President George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of the first Congress (1789), containing the U.S. Constitution and the proposed Bill of Rights, during a media availability in Washington. Immigrants who want to become United States citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a civics test. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Questions immigrants must answer to become citizensQuestions immigrants must answer to become citizens
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Family members and friends look on as Lauderdale County authorities investigate the shooting deaths of four members of a family in Toomsuba, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Paula Merritt /The Meridian Star via AP)
Mom, 2 adult daughters, grandson killed in MississippiInvestigators say a 5-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot to death at a home in eastern Mississippi
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CORRECTS SOURCE TO STAR TRIBUNE - In a Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar reacts after watching the Dose of Reality video depicting a parent who can't wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. Baker and Sen Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center both lost children to heroin overdoses and are two of the leading voices in the legislature for combatting the opioid epidemic. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined her counterpart in Wisconsin Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in promoting the “Dose of Reality” media campaign to warn people of the dangers of misusing or overusing opioid painkillers.   (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsIn statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on sad personal experience to attack the problem
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Officers salute during a procession for a fallen officer in Orange, Calif., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via AP)
The Latest: Man identified in slaying of California officerAuthorities have identified a suspect they say fatally shot a California police officer and injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident
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In this photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections, Tommy Arthur in a mugshot taken at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala. The Supreme Court is freeing Alabama to try again to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years. The justices on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, turned down an appeal from inmate Tommy Arthur. In November, the court blocked Arthur's execution as he waited in a holding cell outside the state's execution chamber.  (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's death row appealThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Alabama can again try to execute a convicted killer who has been on death row for 30 years and had seven execution dates postponed
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