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'We are not afraid': Waukesha Christmas Parade returns a year after deadly tragedy
Sunday was a major milestone in the Waukesha community's healing journey. The Christmas Parade was held once again.
Bodies of woman and child found after plane crashes in Gulf of Mexico; third person missing
The wreckage of a rented Piper Cherokee airplane and the body of two occupants were recovered Sunday from the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.       
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AP Top Stories December 4 P
Here's the latest for Sunday, Dec. 4: Avril Haines: Russia Ukraine is running at a reduced tempo ; 4 dead in Louisville home by murder-suicide; 1,700 dead seals found on Russia's Caspian coast; World Cup fans add colorful twist to traditional Qatari attire.      
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Today in History for December 5th
Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born. (Dec. 5)      
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Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge in golf cart traffic stop
Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor and her spouse were riding in a golf cart in Oldsmar, Florida, when they were stopped for not having a license plate.      
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Today in History for December 4th
Associated Press Correspondent Terry Anderson is released from captivity; American troops head to Somalia; General George Washington says farewell to his officers in New York; Frank Zappa dies. (Dec. 4)
Mississippi man pleads guilty to burning cross to intimidate Black neighbors
A Mississippi man admitted to burning a wooden cross in his yard in 2020 to intimidate his Black neighbors, the DOJ announced.
Mysterious Idaho student killings compounded by police contradictions, experts say
Families are questioning contradictions by Idaho police investigating the deaths of Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves and Xana Kernodle
World Cup fans add colorful twist to traditional Qatari attire
Forget your classic jerseys at the 2022 World Cup's chaotic runway show. Fans from around the world instead have refashioned traditional Gulf Arab headdresses and thobes in a colorful and unique sartorial style. (Dec. 4) (AP video: Lujain Jo)      
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After manhunt, Connecticut man arrested in murder, dismemberment of 11-month-old daughter
The man wanted in the murder of his baby, whose body was found in his Connecticut home, was arrested after a two-week manhunt, Naugatuck police said       
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Here's the latest for Saturday Dec. 3rd: US out of World Cup after losing to Netherlands; China announces easing of Covid-19 restrictions; Three days of mourning in DR Congo after 50 killed; Prince William speaks at Earthshot Awards.      
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Vacationing family finds massive blue lobster 'walking around on the beach' in Cape Cod
A big blue lobster found on a Cape Cod beach by a visiting family from Pennsylvania leads to memorable effort to return it to the ocean.       
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Air Force unveils B-21 Raider, America's newest nuclear stealth bomber, after years of secrecy
The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman unveiled the B-21 Raider, a new, long-range strike bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons.       
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US drug czar wants India to stem flow of chemicals used by Mexican cartels for fentanyl
Precursor chemicals shipped to Mexico are known to flow from China, but India is also a source for drug cartels making fentanyl and meth.       
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The Hoki Mai Challenge: A daunting voyage
The causes are worthy, the course is daunting – almost 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across a stretch of the Pacific Ocean in a large canoe. It's the Hoki Mai Challenge, which starts on Saturday in Rapa Nui, a territory in the Pacific that is part of Chile and is better known as Easter Island.      
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FedEx driver charged in kidnapping of 7-year-old Texas girl who was found dead
Athena Strand went missing from her home in Wise County, Texas, this week. FedEx driver Tanner Lynn Horner was charged with kidnapping and murder.       
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Community to help celebrate Wisconsin girl's final birthday: 'Our goal is to keep her happy'
Delaney Krings' fifth birthday on Dec. 16 will be her last. Community members have come together to help give her an incredible celebration.       
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Teen shot through closed door while campaigning for Raphael Warnock in Georgia runoff: police
A 15-year-old was shot by a Savannah man while he was campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock for the upcoming run-off election against Herschel Walker.       
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A couple saw packages discarded on the side of a road. They delivered the parcels themselves.
Ahead of the holidays, a couple in Ohio followed in Santa Claus's footsteps and delivered some packages that appeared to be discarded.       
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Supreme Court to debate whether businesses may decline to provide services to same-sex weddings
The challenge from a web designer who wants to decline to make same-sex wedding sites revisits a legal question the Supreme Court dodged in 2018.       
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Shanghai protesters call for change at vigil
What started as a small vigil in Shanghai last weekend by fewer than a dozen people grew into a rowdy crowd of hundreds hours later (Dec. 3).      
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Disgraced doc's evidence sent man to prison. No one knows how many others are like him.
Charles Harlan was a key witness in several murder prosecutions. Despite decades of concerns about his work, no one has reassessed his testimony.      
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A look back: Bidens host France for U.S. state visit
From Washington to New Orleans, these are the highlights of French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to America.      
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