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at 02:06 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Federal judge blocks Mississippi religious objections law

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying or delaying services to same-sex couples.

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at 01:40 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Musician Paul Simon doesn't let on if he's the retiring type

NEW YORK — If Paul Simon is serious about calling it quits, he didn't let on to a hometown crowd.

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at 01:11 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

NEW YORK — Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found.

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at 01:01 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

Federal judge blocks new Florida abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge late Thursday put on hold key portions of a new Florida law that would block public funding for Planned Parenthood and greatly increase inspection requirements for abortion clinics.

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at 00:02 on July 01, 2016, EDT.

AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP

WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice-presidential picks.

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at 22:58 on June 30, 2016, EDT.

Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'

WASHINGTON — The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle "Tessy" and had praised its sophisticated "Autopilot" system just one month earlier for preventing a collision on an interstate. The government said it is investigating the design and performance of the system aboard the Tesla Model S sedan.

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