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When people talk about great Americans, pioneers with integrity, leaders who achieved great things who were strong enough to admit failure, take responsibility for failure and worked tirelessly to turn it around, Gen. Colin Powell comes to mind. Powell was a man of humility, a man of strength. He exuded confidence. Americans trusted Secretary of State Colin Powell, my friend. Read more

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State AP Stories

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CHICAGO (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about the remains of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims being identified, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, erroneously reported that the family of Francis Wayne Alexander lived in North Caro…

National & World AP Stories

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BANGKOK (AP) — A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 in state welfare money he accepted for speeches where he didn't appear, but the state attorney general could sue Favre if he doesn’t pay interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday.