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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, lifted a preliminary injunction that had prevented the Fish and Wildlife Service from releasing more Mexican gray wolves. (Jim Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New MexicoA federal court has removed one obstacle to the U.S. government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections
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This undated photo provided by the South Pasadena, Calif., Police Department shows Aramazd Andressian Sr., whose 5-year-old boy has been missing. South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller said at a news conference Sunday, April 23, 2017, that investigators have had a difficult time getting answers from Andressian. He was arrested Saturday after paramedics found him passed out in a park. Officials have said the boy's mother reported Saturday that her estranged husband, Andressian, had failed to drop the boy off at a pre-arranged meeting place. The parents are divorcing and share custody. (South Pasadena Police Department via AP)
The Latest: Father of missing California boy, 5, releasedThe father of a 5-year-old boy missing in California has been released from jail days after he was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and child abduction
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1960s pop artist Marisol's estate is donated to art galleryThe entire estate of 1960s pop artist Marisol has been donated to a New York museum
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In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is Tad Cummins. A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday, April 21, 2017. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a press release. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacherCourt documents show that a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse by her mother
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In this photo provided by Halie Chavez, Steven Jones listens to closing statements on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Closing arguments began Tuesday, April 25, in Jones' murder trial, who killed one student and wounded three others in what he said was self-defense after being punched in the face just a few weeks into his freshman year in October 2015. (Halie Chavez/The Lumberjack via AP)
Jurors deliberate case of fatal shooting near NAU campusJurors are deliberating the case of a former Northern Arizona University freshman charged with killing a fellow student and wounding three others near campus in 2015
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, a rainbow arc fills the sky and spreads across Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle between rain showers. The National Weather Service says the city has measured 44.67 inches of rain in the city between October 2016 and so far in April. That makes it the wettest such period since records began in 1895. Meteorologist Mike McFarland in the agency's Seattle office says it's the second year in the row that the city had topped the rainfall record for that 7-month period. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet tooSoggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and rival Portland has inched closer to smashing its own record
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows one of the three drugs that the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) purchased to perform several executions. The top photo, provided by the ADC, shows a bottle of Midazolam, with the manufacturer's information blacked out by the ADC. The bottom photo, provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, shows the label for Midazolam. Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using midazolam, a sedative that’s been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. (Arkansas Department of Correction/FDA via AP, File)
New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber
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Joseph Jakubowski, right, glances over toward his attorney, Michael Murphy, left, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during his preliminary hearing at the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville, Wis.  Prosecutors say Jakubowski mailed a rambling manifesto to President Donald Trump then stole 18 firearms from a store in Janesville on April 4. He was arrested 10 days later while camping on private property in southwestern Wisconsin, about 140 miles from Janesville. Jakubowski pleaded not guilty to state charges later Tuesday. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
Anti-government suspect declines to stand for judge in courtA Wisconsin man accused of stealing weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House didn't stand for a judge at his arraignment
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Jack Jones, who is one of two Arkansas killers set to die Monday, April 24, 2017, in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years. Jones was given the death penalty for the 1995 rape and killing of Mary Phillips. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnessesThe widely varying accounts of the first of Arkansas' double execution illustrate the risks that have made efforts to put more than one inmate to death in a day so rare
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Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end death sentencesLouisiana senators are moving ahead with a bill to end executions in the state, a rare proposal in a Republican-controlled region that tends to favor capital punishment
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President Donald Trump, sitting next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaks during a working lunch with ambassadors of countries on the United Nations Security Council and their spouses, Monday, April 24, 2017, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
9 former US ambassadors urge Congress not to cut UN fundingNine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations are urging Congress to maintain America's leadership at the world body by fully funding its operations
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
The Latest: Arkansas releases details on Jones' executionA newly released document says officials spent less than 10 minutes inserting IV lines in the first inmate executed by Arkansas in a double execution Monday night
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