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A Pittsburgh Public work crew removes the Stephen Foster statue in Schenley Plaza on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted unanimously last October to relocate the statue. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticismA 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter has been removed from a Pittsburgh park after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a black man sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.
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Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital dischargedTwin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery
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Anger over banks' gun policies snags $600M road planLouisiana's plans to finance about $600 million in interstate projects have gotten tied up in a dispute over moves by two banking giants to restrict gun sales by their business customers
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Police: Man hit, killed after leaving car over road ragePolice in Virginia say a man who got out of his car in the middle of a highway because of a road rage incident was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over
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Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competentA judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death
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Gun control may keep stock-car-racing governor off trackFollowing protests and outcry from gun rights advocates over his signing of gun restriction legislation, Vermont's stock car racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many of the spectators are hunters.
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Another Mississippi city agrees to jail and bail changesA northeast Mississippi city is the latest in the state to settle a lawsuit over jailing poor people
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Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery; fire chief says at least six people hurtExplosion rocks Wisconsin refinery; fire chief says at least six people hurt
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Rescue personnel from the Maine Warden Service, left, Auburn Fire Department and the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department search for a missing 5-year-old boy Wednesday, April 25, 2018, who fell into the Androscoggin River between Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into the river day the before was is in critical condition, while rescuers are still searching for his 5-year-old brother. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal via AP)
Crews resume search for 5-year-old lost in river's torrentPolice in Maine say they've resumed the search for a 5-year-old boy lost in the frigid Androscoggin River, as locals bring flowers to the site where the boy and his brother fell into the river
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This dash cam photo released by the Maine State Police shows John Williams of Madison, Maine, after robbing a convenience store Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, in Norridgewock, Maine. Maine authorities are searching for Williams, who they say fatally shot a sheriff's deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed the Cumberland Farms store. (Maine State Police via AP)
Sheriff to suspect in deputy killing: 'Turn yourself in'A Maine county sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and told a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what's believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years
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Port Authority Ethics Chair to Cops: 'Shut the F--- Up'A traffic stop in New Jersey over Easter weekend was pretty routine—a car with tinted front windows, obstructed tags, and expired registration was impounded—until the ethics chair of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned up. Caren Turner, the mother of one of the car's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, escaped hospital patient Randall Saito points to a guard as he sits in an inmate visitor's booth at San Joaquin County Jail before a scheduled court hearing in French Camp, Calif. A court hearing is scheduled Thursday, April 26, 2018, on whether Saito is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California. Saito was confined to the hospital after he was acquitted by reason of insanity of a woman's 1979 killing. A judge ordered that he go before a panel of examiners to determine whether he can be criminally responsible for the escape. (AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)
Mental fitness hearing set for man who fled Hawaii hospitalA court hearing is scheduled on whether a man is mentally fit to proceed with trial for escaping from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flying to California
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