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WASHINGTON (AP) — Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year.   Full Story
 
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DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.   Full Story
 
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov.   Full Story
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has fined a California company $25 million for misleading 110,000 people to buy into a work-at-home scheme that almost never paid off.   Full Story
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The politically savvy state of Iowa prides itself on purple voting, boasting a congressional delegation evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans.   Full Story
 
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.   Full Story
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members will be allowed to be mentioned in the trial of four ex- members charged in a drum major's hazing death, but the judge says there should be no mention that the man killed was gay.   Full Story
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two closed abortion clinics in Alabama have reopened, giving the state a total of five licensed clinics, but how long most remain open depends on the outcome of a lawsuit.   Full Story
 
MIAMI (AP) — Several flights were delayed at Miami International Airport after authorities say an international passenger joked about having a bomb.   Full Story
 
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise serious questions about the quality and timeliness of care given to least 15 inmates who died over the past five years while being held at New York City's Rikers Island jail.   Full Story
 
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate race here — one that could tip control of the Senate — former Sen.   Full Story
 
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.   Full Story
 
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two closed abortion clinics in Alabama have reopened, giving the state a total of five licensed clinics.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job skills.   Full Story
 
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. immigration judge has set bond at $25,000 for two Afghan soldiers who took off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts last month to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where they say their lives are in danger from the Taliban.   Full Story
 
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MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub will likely get his job back.   Full Story
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks.   Full Story