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South Dakota ballot proposals for 2016 election include medical marijuana, banning alcohol, tobacco sales

South Dakota ballot proposals for 2016 election include medical marijuana, banning alcohol, tobacco sales

A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use marijuana.

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One dead after shooting at North Dakota Wal-Mart

One dead after shooting at North Dakota Wal-Mart

A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

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Elko County legal bills top $250,000 in 16-year-old legal battle over Forest Service road

Elko County legal bills top $250,000 in 16-year-old legal battle over Forest Service road

Elko County, Nevada's legal bills have climbed past $250,000 with no end in sight in a 16-year-old court battle with environmentalists and the U.S. government over control of a remote Forest Service road near the Idaho line.

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Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoes bill to abolish Nebraska's death penalty; override attempt expected

Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoes bill to abolish Nebraska's death penalty; override attempt expected

LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would make Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.

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Lower gas prices and other indicators point to strong tourism this summer in Wyoming

Lower gas prices and other indicators point to strong tourism this summer in Wyoming

Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this summer, tourism officials say.

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Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

HOUSTON — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.

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Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing

Roberto Salas, left, and Lewis Sternhagen check a flooded car Tuesday on the frontage road between South Loop West Freeway and South Post Oak Road near the Willow Waterhole Bayou in Houston. Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on …

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Crowds mourn Omaha police officer slain a day before taking leave to care for infant daughter

Crowds mourn Omaha police officer slain a day before taking leave to care for infant daughter

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier when she answered a call to help a fellow officer.

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Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

In this photo provided by WDAZ-WDAY TV Grand Forks-Fargo, police investigate the scene of a shooting at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Grand Forks, N.D. Grand Forks Police said the deadly shooting occurred a few minutes after 1 a.m. (Matt Henson/WDAZ-WDAY TV Grand For…

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Biologists' spring lek counts show prairie grouse populations are on the rise in South Dakota

Biologists' spring lek counts show prairie grouse populations are on the rise in South Dakota

Biologists say prairie grouse populations are continuing to rebound in South Dakota after the drought of 2012.

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Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy

Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to.

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Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

Family members cover the coffin of Omaha police detective Kerrie Orozco during funeral services Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Orozco was shot to death Wednesday by a fugitive who was fatally wounded by another officer.

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Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

Slain Omaha officer who was new mom honored at her funeral

Mourners fill the church Tuesday for the funeral of Omaha police detective Kerrie Orozco at St. John's Catholic Church at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Orozco was shot to death Wednesday by a fugitive who was fatally wounded by another officer.

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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce settlement

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce settlement

CLEVELAND — Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an independent monitor.

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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach speaks at a news conference Tuesday announcing the settlement agreement with the City of Cleveland in Cleveland. Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Depar…

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Report: Wyoming has too many children institutionalized rather than in foster care

Report: Wyoming has too many children institutionalized rather than in foster care

A new report says Wyoming has too many children who are in institutionalized care rather than foster care.

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Low gas prices prompt northwestern Colorado county to suspend oil drilling impact fees

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Rio Blanco County commissioners are suspending oil drilling impact fees until February of next year as production slows from 42 wells last year to eight in the first four months of 2015.

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Wyoming snowpack level increases to 92 percent of median thanks to weather

Wyoming snowpack level increases to 92 percent of median thanks to weather

The recent cool, wet weather in Wyoming has slowed melting of the state's mountain snowpack.

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Wyoming tourism director foresees good summer season

Wyoming tourism director foresees good summer season

Tourists photograph Old Faithful erupting on May 21, 2011, in Yellowstone National Park. Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this summer, tourism officials say.

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