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In this May 8, 2019 photo, Durham resident Poet Williams, 28, speaks at a press conference in Raleigh, N.C., about the "Second Chance Act," which would give more people in North Carolina a chance to expunge their criminal record. Williams currently has three nonviolent misdemeanors on his record, which he said has been an obstacle in getting a job or apartment. (AP Photo/Amanda Morris)
North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their recordsMore people in North Carolina may soon qualify to have their criminal records expunged, thanks to a bipartisan bill loosening expunction requirements
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News reports: 8 people shot at party in VirginiaNews reports say at least eight people were being treated for gunshot wounds after a party in Virginia
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The Latest: Mayor says 2 dead after likely Oklahoma tornadoOfficials say two people have died after a likely tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park in the Oklahoma City area
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Mayor says 2 people confirmed dead after likely tornado roars through Oklahoma town and destroys hotel, causes damageMayor says 2 people confirmed dead after likely tornado roars through Oklahoma town and destroys hotel, causes damage
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Lost Hiker 'Had to Choose. I Chose Life'Somewhere in the midst of a three-mile hike in Hawaii that turned into a 17-day "fight for her life," as the New York Times puts it, Amanda Eller says that "it came down to life and death—and I had to choose. I chose life," she tells People . "I wasn't...
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John Eller, right, father of Amanda Eller, speaks with rescue lead Chris Berquist at the Makawao Forest Reserve base camp on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Wailuku, Maui.The Maui News reported Friday Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve. Family spokeswoman Sarah Haynes confirmed she spoke with Eller's father John. Eller was airlifted to safety. (Bryan Berkowitz/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forestA Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018 file photo, Anisha Rao, 12, from Dublin, Calif., reacts after spelling a word incorrectly during the evening finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md.  An unremarkable sound can be the toughest thing for spellers to master at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It's known as the schwa. It sounds like "Uh," and any vowel can make the sound.   Spellers have a variety of techniques to figure out unfamiliar schwas,  but none of the strategies is foolproof, and sometimes the only things to do are to memorize the word or guess.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
At the spelling bee, the most common sound is the toughestAhead of the start of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, spellers are especially nervous about one unremarkable sound
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Man dies in Hawaii after reported shark attackA man has died in Hawaii after a reported shark attack
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Fighter pilots saw small plane crash off Florida coastU.S. Coast Guard crews are searching for a small airplane that crashed hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida shortly after it was approached by U.S. military jets
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference in San Francisco. The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office. Chief Scott acknowledged Friday, May 24, that the searches were probably illegal and apologized for the way his department handled the investigation into who leaked a confidential police report to Bryan Carmody. The police union fired back on Saturday, May 25, saying Scott ordered the investigation, knew Carmody was a journalist and deceived the sergeant who wrote the search warrant. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
San Francisco police union calls for chief to resignThe union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office
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Pvt. William A. Boegli's casket is escorted to the cemetery for interment on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman, Mont. (Rachel Leathe/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)
The Latest: World War II soldier buried in MontanaA World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island near the Philippines 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year
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This photo taken May 22, 2019, shows 102-year-old Thelma Smith, in photo right, is being evicted from her Ladera Heights residence of 30 years. Her longtime neighbor Pauline Cooper, left, spoke about her friend's situation, in Los Angeles, Calif. Smith has until June 30, 2019, to move out.  (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP)
Woman facing eviction gets help from Arnold SchwarzeneggerA 102-year-old woman facing eviction from her California home of nearly 30 years is getting help from Arnold Schwarzenegger
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