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Student ate more pot than recommended

DENVER (AP) — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting killing wife during 911 call

DENVER (AP) — A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.

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Man avoids $525 fine for refill at hospital

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

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Ex-honor student gets 5 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

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Flier warning: ‘Don’t tattle’ on bullies

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.

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Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Cancer risk with fibroid procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

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Salmonella decline seen in food

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Merck tablet gets OK t to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

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Facebook rolls out location- sharing feature

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

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Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years as popularity soars

DENVER (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

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Target expands subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers’ homes.

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Wal-Mart jumps into money transfer business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

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Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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