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FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following a mass shooting. A California judge is deciding whether to release the widow of the gunman, Omar Mateen, who killed dozens of people at the Florida nightclub and is accused of helping him. A hearing is set in federal court in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to determine whether Noor Salman must stay behind bars while she awaits trial. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Judge agrees to release Orlando shooter's widow before trialA federal judge in California has decided that the widow of the gunman who killed dozens of people at a Florida nightclub isn't a danger to the public and will be released from jail ahead of her trial on charges of aiding the attack
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Texas court hears case that could dent gay marriage rightThe Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, Amanda Curtis speaks before the opening of the Montana Democratic Party's special nominating convention in Helena, Montana. Curtis, a state legislator from Butte, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in a special election to fill Montana's seat in the U.S. House which became vacant Wednesday, March 1, 2017, when Republican Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace ZinkeGov. Steve Bullock says a special election will be held May 25 to fill Montana's only seat in the U.S. House
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Assistant district attorney Patrick Haggan delivers his opening statement to the jury on he first day of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Boston. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. He is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)
Defense: Killer of 2 is star witness, not Aaron HernandezAn attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the real killer of two men in a hail of gunfire in Boston wasn't the former NFL star but rather the government's star witness in his double murder trial
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This photo provided by United Launch Alliance shows an Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-79 mission at the Space Launch Complex-3, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in preparation for the launch. The rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite dubbed NROL-79 is described only as a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. (United Launch Alliance via AP)
Classified US satellite launched from CaliforniaA rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has been launched from California
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President Donald Trump leaves after speech to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)
Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from listPresident Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, U.S. officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation
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CORRECTS CREDIT TO THE ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE FROM THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, family members walk between an overturned car, right, and a detached roof, left, at a home along Holiday Terrace in Higginson, Ark., after a storm passed through the White County town. (Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastwardA strong spring-like storm system rolled to the East Wednesday after spawning tornadoes that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes in parts of the Midwest
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Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Naperville, left, Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon and Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, discuss a piece of the budget deal in the Illinois Senate Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The Senate voted on pieces of the package but plan to take up big issues like tax hikes and workers comp Wednesday. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
Illinois Senate faces tough votes on taxes, school fundingIllinois senators are facing critical votes on a plan to break the state's historic budget stalemate, including separate measures that would hike income taxes and freeze property taxes
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 1954 file photo, American novelist Ernest Hemingway meets the press at his Cuban home in San Francisco de Paula, a suburb of Havana, after the announcement was made that he is awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in literature. The reporter seen at rear center is Sam Summerlin of the Associated Press. Associated Press foreign correspondent Summerlin, who flashed the news to the world that the Korean War had ended and who reported on everything from Latin American revolutions to U.S. race riots during a long and distinguished career, has died at age 89. He died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at a care home in Carlsbad, Calif., from complications of Parkinson’s disease, according to his daughter, Claire Slattery of Encinitas, Calif.  (AP Photo, File)
Former AP correspondent Sam Summerlin dies at 89One of The Associated Press's most distinguished correspondents, Sam Summerlin, has died at his home in California
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CORRECTS CREDIT TO THE ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE FROM THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, family members walk between an overturned car, right, and a detached roof, left, at a home along Holiday Terrace in Higginson, Ark., after a storm passed through the White County town. (Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
The Latest: Illinois man killed in storm identifiedAuthorities have identified a central Illinois man who was killed by deadly storms that pummeled much of the Midwest
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Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in KansasAuthorities have arrested a man suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi
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Chicago's lack of snow in 2017 sets 146-year recordChicago hasn't logged any snow on the ground in January or February for the first time in 146 years of National Weather Service record-keeping
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