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Killer Whales (Mike Aguilera, Getty Images) NOAA reports third baby orca born in recent months

Biologists following endangered orcas on a research vessel have spotted a new baby orca off the Washington coast.

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Minnesota man pleads not guilty to supporting Islamic State
A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly trying to travel to Syria has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group.
In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, waits at an International Space Station's pressurized mating adapter (PMA-2) docked to the space shuttle Atlantis, as the station's robotic system moves the failed pump module (out of frame) over to the spacewalking astronaut and the shuttle's cargo bay during a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk July 12, 2011 in space. This is the 160th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998. Space shuttle Atlantis has embarked on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Columbia.  (NASA via Getty Images)
Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk for cable, lube job
NASA astronauts have ventured back outside the International Space Station for more cable work and a lube job.
George Zimmerman watches during his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on October 19, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Stephen M. Dowell-Pool, Getty Images)
Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting George Zimmerman
The Justice Department's decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood-watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager isn't necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.
A worker shovels snow from the sidewalk. (Kayana Szymczak, 2015 Getty Images)
Teen clearing snow from roof falls through skylight
Police say a 17-year-old was removing snow from store roof when he fell through a skylight about three stories, landing on some coat racks.
Former speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver arrives for his arraignment at a New York court house after being arrested on January 22 on corruption charges on February 24, 2015 in New York City. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who had served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused in court documents of using the power of his office to solicit millions in bribes and kickbacks.  (Spencer Platt, 2015 Getty Images)
Ex-NY Assembly speaker pleads not guilty in bribery case
Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyers are asking a judge to throw out a bribery case against him, saying the prosecutor went too far in discussing the case publicly.
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NC considers exempting some from gay-marriage duties
Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be exempt from carrying out duties related to marrying gay couples because of their religious beliefs.
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Woman accused of beating, shaming middle school student
Police say a Florida woman struck a child with a belt and sent her to school in a T-shirt marked with comments about her failing grades.
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AP Exclusive: Democrats billed taxpayers $40,000 for events
California taxpayers were billed $40,000 to subsidize staff and security attendance at swearing-in celebrations for the state's two Democratic legislative leaders.
File photo of Trayvon Martin. (Justice For Trayvon Martin Facebook page)
Trayvon Martin's parents saddened by decision...VA chief apologizes...Obama vetoes Keystone bill
An attorney for the parents of Trayvon Martin says today's decision by the Justice Department is a "bitter pill to swallow."
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California's plastic-bag ban suspended by ballot referendum
The secretary of state's office says a referendum seeking to repeal California's statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

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