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    Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched
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    Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

    NEW YORK (AP) - Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison. In an interview Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," Smart says she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the 72-year-old woman should serve.

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    Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain
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    Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    TRENTON, N.C. (AP) - When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sunday even as the storm had "weakened" further.

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    Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast
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    Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Still stranded by Florence's epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps as officials struggled to open new routes to one of the state's largest cities.

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  • The Latest: Wastewater flows into river tributary in NC

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on Florence's lingering impact in the South (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Florence sent tens of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into a tributary of North Carolina's Cape Fear River basin over the weekend.

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    Drifter charged in stabbing death of champ golfer in Iowa
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    Drifter charged in stabbing death of champ golfer in Iowa

    AMES, Iowa (AP) - A homeless man attacked and killed a top amateur golfer from Spain who was playing a round near her university campus in central Iowa, leaving her body in a pond on the course, police said Tuesday. Collin Daniel Richards, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a student at Iowa State University.

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  • Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.

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  • Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

    SEATTLE (AP) - Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, urging for more comparable student assessment data worldwide and help getting girls through their schooling.

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  • Pipe pressure before gas explosions was 12 times too high

    BOSTON (AP) - The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state's U.S. senators to executives of the utility in charge of the pipelines.

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  • Jury shown shooting video repeatedly at Chicago cop's trial

    CHICAGO (AP) - The last moments of Laquan McDonald's life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. More bullets are fired into his body - a total of 16.

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    Deputy killed, second wounded in Northern California
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    Deputy killed, second wounded in Northern California

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said. The suspected gunman and a bystander were wounded in Monday's shootout but they were expected to survive, Sheriff Scott Jones said. About 2 p.m., deputies answered a report about a dispute between a customer and an employee at the auto parts store in Rancho Cordova, just outside of Sacramento.

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    North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise
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    North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and rain that hadn't yet stopped.

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    Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms
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    Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed, spilling pollution. State officials also were monitoring the breach of a Duke Energy coal ash landfill near Wilmington.

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