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Tax credits for charitable contributions up for debate in Lansing

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Tax credits for charitable contributions up for debate in Lansing

- Buy Photo. LANSING — Michigan taxpayers have been without tax credits for charitable donations since 2011, but some Republicans in the Senate are hoping to restore the credits. They've introduced bills that would restore the tax credits for donations to community colleges and universities, public radio and television, community foundations, food banks and shelters, museums and the expenses associated with adoption

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

- A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional

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Convicted felon charged in fatal shooting of Virginia officer who was father of 3

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Convicted felon charged in fatal shooting of Virginia officer who was father of 3

- A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by Travis Ball in a neighborhood in Virginia's capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said

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Statewide database of missing kids in Missouri paints unreliable picture

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Statewide database of missing kids in Missouri paints unreliable picture

- Dijon Oates was arrested and charged with robbery on his 16th birthday and sentenced to five years of probation. About three years later, he was arrested and charged with murdering a man on MetroLink. But according to the Missouri Highway Patrol’s website, he has been missing since he was 15 years old. And he’s not the only one whose name appears on the state’s list of missing juveniles who have long since been accounted for either by subsequent run-ins with police, unreported reunions with their families or even death

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Man killed in exchange of gunfire with police threatened to harm officers, chief says

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Man killed in exchange of gunfire with police threatened to harm officers, chief says

- ST. LOUIS • A man who threatened to harm police and commit suicide was fatally shot by an officer during an exchange of gunfire Friday night at the man's south side home, police said. Police said the man was Jamie Robinson, 33, of the 4800 block of Hamburg Avenue. Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said Saturday that the incident started at 8:20 p

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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at 69

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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at 69

- SAVANNAH, Ga. • Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, a publicist said. He was 69. Allman died at his home in Savannah, publicist Ken Weinstein said. A statement on the singer's website says he "passed away peacefully

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Remembering the Vietnam War fallen from Ferguson-Florissant

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Remembering the Vietnam War fallen from Ferguson-Florissant

- FERGUSON • The fallen servicemen from Ferguson and Florissant who died in Vietnam were remembered Saturday at a Memorial Day weekend event in Ferguson’s January-Wabash Memorial Park. Vietnam-era veteran Butch Azar, who grew up in Ferguson and now lives in Leasburg, Mo., led the event. In 2016, Azar walked nearly 2,700 miles across the country to arrive at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington at sunrise on Sept

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Jefferson County joins drug monitoring program

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Jefferson County joins drug monitoring program

- In what amounts to an end run around the Jefferson County Council, the county’s health department has enacted an ordinance to join a prescription drug monitoring program. Missouri is the only state in the country without such a program, and efforts to create one died in the Legislature at the end of this year’s session. But 25 individual counties and the city of St

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Virginia sees opportunity amid discord over Maryland brewery rules

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Virginia sees opportunity amid discord over Maryland brewery rules

- Virginia officials are seizing on discord in Maryland over how to regulate the growing number of breweries here by trying to entice brewers and entrepreneurs to move south. Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said he and his staff have contacted more than half a dozen Maryland breweries, pitching the commonwealth as more pro-business and pro-beer. The effort comes as some Maryland elected officials criticize legislation passed by the General Assembly last month that will quadruple the amount of beer breweries can serve in their on-site taprooms, but also make other rule changes that some consider regressive and harmful to the industry

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Danish gets first win as White Sox top Tigers 3-0

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Danish gets first win as White Sox top Tigers 3-0

- CHICAGO — Tyler Danish's first major league start turned into a terrific day for the right-hander and his family. Danish worked around six walks while pitching five innings in his first big league win, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. "You dream as a kid to pitch in the big leagues and to get my first win on my first career start, it's special," Danish said

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Here are the top cities where U-Haul says people are packing up and moving

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Here are the top cities where U-Haul says people are packing up and moving

- It's moving season, and new data shows which U.S. cities are top destinations for people looking to start anew. Residents flocked to Houston and Chicago, according to moving company U-Haul, which took the top two spots on its 2016 ranking. The 50 cities ranked by U-Haul spanned every region across the U.S., including warmer climes in the South, the coastal pillars Manhattan and Los Angeles, and tourist hotspots like Las Vegas and Orlando

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Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

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Firefighters say lawn mower caused brush fire in Spokane Valley near Sullivan

- SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Update: Spokane Valley Fire Department says that a lawn mower that became stuck against a brush started a large brush fire along Sullivan Road Wednesday afternoon. A mowing contractor was mowing the strip between the sidewalk and a long row of shrubs when the lawn mower became stuck, The heat from the mower engine touching the vegetation started the fire that spread quickly because of high winds

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

- A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities said. Travis Ball, 27, is charged in the Friday shooting of Special Agent Michael T. Walter, who died early Saturday, authorities said. Walter was shot after he and a city of Richmond police officer approached a car in Mosby Court, a public housing community in Virginia's capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities said. Travis Ball, 27, is charged in the Friday shooting of Special Agent Michael T. Walter, who died early Saturday, authorities said. Ball, who's black, is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

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Memorial Day events in Cumberland County

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Memorial Day events in Cumberland County

- Here are some of the Memorial Day events scheduled throughout Cumberland County: Hampden Township: A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the future Hampden Township Veterans Park at 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola. In the event of rain, it will be held in the community room of the Good Hope Fire Station, 1200 Good Hope Road. This ceremony is being hosted by the township veterans’ recognition committee and the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company No

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Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence

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Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence

- Using an April drive-by shooting that injured three in the Old Town neighborhood as an impetus, Chicago police announced raids that netted dozens of drug- and gun-related arrests that authorities hope will tamp down Memorial Day weekend violence. The arrests follow the of two 12-year-old boys on spring break and a man in his 60s in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

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Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities said. Travis Ball, 27, is charged in the Friday shooting of Special Agent Michael T. Walter, who died early Saturday, authorities said. Walter was shot after he and a city of Richmond police officer approached a car in Mosby Court, a public housing community in Virginia's capital city that has been marred by gun violence, police said

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Reducing exposure to US stocks as valuations peak

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Reducing exposure to US stocks as valuations peak

- Dubai: Lombard Odier has reduced its US stock holdings slightly as valuations soar. The manager with $233 billion (Dh855 billion) of assets under management offloaded part of its holdings in the world’s largest economy three months ago. “We have slightly reduced exposure in the US. We are underweight one step on the US. Still we hold US shares, but we hold less than what we held about three months,” Christophe Lalandre, managing director at Lombard Odier told Gulf News in a phone interview

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  • Virginia sees opportunity amid discord over Maryland brewery rules
    Virginia sees opportunity amid discord over Maryland brewery rules

    , baltimoresun.com

    Virginia officials are seizing on discord in Maryland over how to regulate the growing number of breweries here by trying to entice brewers and entrepreneurs to move south. Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said he and his staff have contacted more than half a dozen Maryland breweries, pitching the commonwealth as more pro-business and pro-beer. The effort comes as some Maryland elected officials criticize legislation passed by the General Assembly last month that will quadruple the amount of beer breweries can serve in their on-site taprooms, but also make other rule changes that some consider regressive and harmful to the industry

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  • White Sox 8, Tigers 2
    White Sox 8, Tigers 2

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    Chicago White Sox's Todd Frazier (21) slides into home plate safely on an Avisail Garcia double while Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila (31) tries to apply the tag during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 26, 2017, in Chicago. The White Sox won the game, 8-2.

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  • Reducing exposure to US stocks as valuations peak
    Reducing exposure to US stocks as valuations peak

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Lombard Odier has reduced its US stock holdings slightly as valuations soar. The manager with $233 billion (Dh855 billion) of assets under management offloaded part of its holdings in the world’s largest economy three months ago. “We have slightly reduced exposure in the US. We are underweight one step on the US. Still we hold US shares, but we hold less than what we held about three months,” Christophe Lalandre, managing director at Lombard Odier told Gulf News in a phone interview

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  • Wine and weed? Southern Oregon vineyards try pot farming
    Wine and weed? Southern Oregon vineyards try pot farming

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers. Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: marijuana. Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation

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  • The Oregonian dominates regional journalism contest, claims 7 first place awards
    The Oregonian dominates regional journalism contest, claims 7 first place awards

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    Reporter Rob Davis won the investigative category for his series "Toxic Armories," revealing the National Guard's neglect of dangerous lead dust at locations nationwide. Reporter Kelly House and data journalist Mark Graves claimed the runner-up prize for their investigation of Oregon's giveaway of groundwater, "Draining Oregon." House and Graves also claimed the first-place award in government and politics coverage for their work on groundwater, while reporter Molly Harbarger claimed the runner-up award for her coverage of the forgotten promises of riverbank housing for Oregon tribes

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  • Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels
    Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels

    , khq.com

    By PHUONG LE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) - Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas port that would be the first of its kind on the U

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