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Watching for birds, diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

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BOSTON — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high...

Police defend withholding details in South Carolina killings

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WALTERBORO, S.C. — State police told a judge that they don't want to release more information about the slayings of two members of a...

Jussie Smollett back in court for hearing about his lawyer

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CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett returned to court Wednesday for the first time in a year for a five-hour hearing to determine whether one of...

For pregnant women, pandemic made hunt for drug rehab harder

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After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the...

Harry Styles planning U.S. tour this fall for ‘Fine Line’

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NEW YORK — Harry Styles will hit the road on a U.S. tour this fall, with 40 concerts scheduled in such cities as New...

Tropical storm didn’t end drought in parts of New England

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Tropical storm Elsa brought much-needed rain to New England but didn't eliminate drought conditions in parts of the region, officials said Thursday. ...

1st female sailor completes Navy special warfare training

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WASHINGTON — For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft...

Death of man found in Lake Michigan consistent with drowning

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — An autopsy has determined the cause of death of a man whose body was recovered from Lake Michigan off northwestern...

EXPLAINER: What will the end of the eviction ban mean in DC?

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WASHINGTON — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date...

Correction: Jussie Smollett story

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CHICAGO — In a July 14 story about a court hearing for actor Jussie Smollett, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of Smollett’s...