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Dad: soldier son killed in training crash deserves Arlington Cemetery burial
A soldier from the Louisiana National Guard who died alongside Marines in a training accident deserves to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his father said Saturday.

Drought after all that snow? Epic New England winter gives way to unusually dry spring
It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions.

Alabama judge: Death row inmate seeking freedom got 'raw deal' in murder trial
An Alabama inmate who has spent almost 30 years on death row for a murder he denies committing has an unusual supporter in his bid for freedom: A state judge who represented the man's co-defendant while working as a defense lawyer.

After policy changes at other schools, Barnard seeks its own answer on transgender admissions
On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus.

NJ State Police trooper killed in on-duty car crash with deer
State Police say a 24-year-old New Jersey state trooper is dead after the troop car he was driving early Saturday morning struck a deer, ran off the side of the road and hit a tree.

A look at the expiring surveillance provisions
A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday: Section 215 of the Patriot Act This has been used to authorize the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records, although an appeals court ruled recently that the law could not fairly be read to support that program.

US officials, civil libertarians disagree on possible consequences if surveillance laws lapse
Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday.

Old Dog, New Pics: This New Nikon Camera Case Let's Your Pup Snap Photos
Pho-dog-raphy is nothing to bark at, humans. It packs all the feels.

No Women Pass Army Ranger School, Three Invited to Start Over
Female soldiers have failed in their second attempt to pass the first phase of U.S. Army Ranger School.

Nevada jury finds man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser
Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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