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Gacy case helps in unsolved death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn’t commit.
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As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws

WASHINGTON — In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves.
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Supreme Court upholds affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.
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Even with security, courthouse violence remains unpredictable

SALT LAKE CITY — When Utah’s new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

Dear Abby: Don’t meddle in office affair unless it interferes with work

Dear Abby: I manage a group of 15 employees. A few months ago, I hired the wife of an old friend. Until now she has been a great employee, but recently she and a male co-worker have been taking lunches and breaks together in a way that leads me to believe they are flirting or have already crossed the line.

Fresh questions emerge about ferry captain’s actions

MOKPO, South Korea — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing today and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

Dear Abby: Assistant’s gruff attitude needs to be smoothed out

Dear Abby: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a “brownnoser”? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude.
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Lights, sirens on before collision

Officials said two fire trucks had their lights and sirens running when they collided Wednesday afternoon in the Monterey Park area of Los Angeles, sending one careening into a restaurant.
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Do monarchs’ woes signal broader problems?

ANGANGUEO, Mexico — On a high mountain slope in central Mexico, a patch of fir trees looks dusted in orange and black. In fact, millions of monarch butterflies cloak the trees. The forest murmurs with the whir of their flapping wings.

Dear Abby: Cellphone snoop discovers her boyfriend is being unfaithful

Dear Abby: I have been in a long-distance relationship with “Victor” for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion was that I suddenly couldn’t reach him on the weekends. Usually we would Skype — Sunday night for me, Monday morning for him.

Military recaptures eastern airport

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, special forces on Tuesday recaptured a small airport that had been occupied by militiamen, the government said.
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White supremacist faces murder charges

Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

Dear Abby: Woman can be abusers too

Dear Abby: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse?