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Skidmore students remember Michael Hedges

Saturday when they were hit on Clinton Street in the Town of Greenfield. Saratoga County Sheriff's deputies arrested 64-year-old Thomas Gorman of Saratoga Springs and charged him with first-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.

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Idaho rancher shot and killed by deputies

Idaho State Police are reporting that an officer-involved shooting has left one man dead and an Adams County deputy injured. Investigator said a vehicle crashed into a bull while traveling on Highway 95 near Council. The bull also was shot and killed. She was taken to a nearby hospital and listed in critical condition. "Our thoughts are with our community and especially all those involved in this incident", Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said in a prepared statement.

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Iowa lawmakers talking about privatizing Medicaid right now

Legislative Democrats on a state health care policy panel asked the committee Tuesday to implore Gov. Terry Branstad to delay by a half-year a transition from state-run to private management of the state's Medicaid program. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said about the state's inability to provide point-in-time estimate Iowa healthcare providers that have signed contracts with the state.

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Ohio votes to legalize pot for retail sale

Issue 3 would allow adults 21 and older to grow, possess and use pot recreationally as well as make it available for medical uses. The measure itself could be hard for voters to agree with, because in addition to marking a more dramatic shift than other states that have legalized marijuana - from possession being illegal to fully legalizing medical and recreational use - the measure includes the word "monopoly".

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British travellers offered chance to join USA immigration queue jump scheme

The average processing time at a Global Entry kiosk is one minute. Global Entry is already used by Canadians and Mexicans. Matthew Barzun, USA ambassador to the UK, said: "The men and women who shuttle between our countries are the very links that keep our relationship so strong and vibrant".

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Two bodies found in Montecito Heights park, police say

Gallegos' body was discovered Wednesday near a popular hiking trail in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park alongside Gabriela Calzada, 19, who was positively identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office Thursday. The two appear to have been friends. Boyle Heights residents expressed concern about the public safety and health issues related to the growing number of homeless persons in parks and other areas.