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FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Terrence Wise, right, a second-generation fast food worker at McDonald's and Burger King in Kansas City, Mo., introduces President Barack Obama, left, during The White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and an organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage, Fight for $15, are joining forces for their first national joint action, planning "Fight Racism, Raise Pay" protests on the 49th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, April 4, 2017, including a protest Wise plans to join in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activistsA cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces, planning protests around the country next month on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination
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In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 photo, Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, rides her bike to a meeting of clergy, in Cambridge, Mass. Everett says commuting by bike after her car died has connected her to the city, its neighborhoods and residents. Everett has turned her experiences and the connections she’s drawn between biking and spirituality into a new book, “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Found while cycling Boston's streets: A new spiritualityThe Rev. Laura Everett has found a sense of spirituality bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets
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Police officers escort a family from the apartment complex to safety Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Rothschild, Wis. The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex, where officers, including a SWAT team, were in a standoff with the suspect late in the afternoon, Wausau police Capt. Todd Baeten said at a news conference. The area is about 90 miles west of Green Bay.  (T'xer Zhon Kha /The Post-Crescent via AP)
Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic disputePolice say a man angry after a domestic dispute opened fire in a Wisconsin bank, killing two longtime employees, then killed an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective.
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FILE - This Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, photo shows an aerial view of the fly ash landfill at Dominion's Chesapeake Energy Center in Chesapeake, Va. Millions of tons of ash stored at the former coal-fired power plant in the city will become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and other coastal risks. Virginia and its public utilities struggle to cope with the coal ash buried in pits and ponds across the state, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being imported each year. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Judge rules Dominion's coal ash site pollutes Virginia waterA federal judge says Virginia's largest utility is violating the Clean Water Act because arsenic is flowing out of a coal ash impoundment in Chesapeake, polluting ground and surface water
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Pam McCoy, left, kisses Joe, her husband of almost 30 years, on returning to their home in Bryceville, Fla., after the evacuation order was lifted on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Pam got caught up in the evacuation and hadn't seen Joe who stayed at home with the dogs and battled the flames with a garden hose until the power went out. Their 4 1/2 acres are a patchwork of burnt areas and untouched green grass. Their home was almost untouched with one side having some siding that buckled from the heat. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union Via AP)
Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning booksFlorida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire
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Plastic cups spell out Rockville Strong, at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom, allegedly by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland high school thrust into immigration debateA Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America
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In this March 17, 2017, aerial photo released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows Amber VanHeckeher's vehicle of near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The 24-year-old Texas college student was stranded for five days and had left signs on the car detailing where she was headed in search of cell phone signal, and rescuers eventually found her. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)
Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperateA Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help
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FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Gwen Carr holds a picture of her son Eric Garner during a news conference in New York with relatives of New Yorkers killed by police. A New York police watchdog group investigator who leaked disciplinary records on the officer involved in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner has resigned Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resignsA New York police watchdog group investigator who leaked disciplinary records on the white officer involved in the police chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner has resigned
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This March 9, 2017, photo provided by a Malvern, Pa., resident who recently adopted a dog now named Cranberry shows the female pit bull mix sleeping in her new home in Malvern, Pa. Philadelphia police officer Michael Long, an 11-year veteran of the force who is accused of putting the dog in a trash bag and dumping it in a park, was arrested Thursday, March 23, 2017, on animal cruelty and related misdemeanor charges, according to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A passerby found the dog on Nov. 23, 2016, and animal welfare officers took the emaciated animal to a shelter for medical care. (AP Photo)
Policeman charged; his dog found in trash bag dumped in parkA Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park
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UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famineSecretary-General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan's government of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting
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Former Republican Sen. George Maziarz, second from left, with his attorneys E. Stewart Jones of Troy, left, and Joe Latona of Buffalo, center, stands before Judge Peter Lynch for his arraignment in Albany County Court, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Maziarz, pleaded not guilty to charges that he used campaign money to secretly pay an ex-staffer accused of sexual harassment. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union, via AP)
Senator, predecessor face charges of violating election lawA state senator from western New York and his predecessor have been indicted on felony election law charges
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Alondra Zanabria, right, watches as authorities investigate a residence where four people were found dead, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. A suspect is being held in San Francisco. Police are not saying how the four were killed and are not immediately identifying the victims, including their genders and ages. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
4 people, including 2 children, found dead in CaliforniaOfficials say four people, including two children, were found dead in a California home and a suspect was in custody
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