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States attempting to lure lawyers into rural practice

CORSICA, S.D. -- By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.

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Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate - in 2016

WASHINGTON -- Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.

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Ambush killer told bystanders to watch shooting

NEW YORK -- The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

LOS ANGELES -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?

WASHINGTON -- Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years -- repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps -- the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

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AP sources: Cops' killer angry over Garner death

NEW YORK -- A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

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