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Woman found wet and nearly naked, claiming to be a mermaid

She told cops she was a mermaid who'd just been in the water. She also told authorities that she is a mermaid, Fresno police said . "She's in a safe place", Detective Paul Hill said. Local resident Karon Renwick said, "There are some unusual things that happen up here. We're in the mountains", resident Karen Renwick explained. The woman was taken to a police station, where officers fingerprinted her and searched through their databases for a match, but they were unable to determine her ...

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Hopes in NY for Sunday budget deal

The governor requested that lawmakers stay in Albany over the weekend, extending the workweek in the hope that the extra time would result in a flurry of deals. The governor has signaled that the late spending plan is a necessity in the face of unknown budget priorities in the Trump administration. Cuomo is gearing up for running for a third term in 2018 and is also mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

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Disco Biscuits, Spanish Fly: Cosby Lawyers To Argue Evidence

A day after announcing the arrest of a 14-year-old boy on sexual assault and child pornography charges, police said they were looking for a 15-year-old suspect in the March 19 attack, which investigators have said involved five or six males.

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Kentucky's last abortion clinic sues to stay open

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services said the center is out of compliance with state laws. A federal judge granted a restraining order Friday to keep the clinic from shutting down. A trial court judge ruled against the state, though it was appealed and is now pending. That law mandates that abortion providers show their patients ultrasounds of their embryos and fetuses, describe the images, and play the fetal heartbeat for the patient.

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NCAA: NC back in running to host events after law change

That last sentence may be a reference to states like Texas, which will play host twice to the NCAA Men's Basketball championships in 2018, with the opening rounds being played at Dallas' American Airlines Center and the final four being played at San Antonio's Alamodome.

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Mayor announces new job services program for prisoners

The 10,000 inmates at the facility include men, women and juveniles. "I saw fights people get stabbed, it really is survival of the fittest when you're in there", said Stanley Richards, a member of the commission who was locked up when he was a teen for robbery.