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  • Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

    PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. The couple who owned it had purchased the house new in 2014 and soon arrived in the Los Angeles suburb of Perris with their 12 children.

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    QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — In a story Jan. 13 about a new Dunkin’ Donuts store opening near Boston, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it would be the company’s first location in the U.S. to be billed simply as Dunkin’. The chain says its first franchise to drop “Donuts” from its name did so last year in Pasadena, California.

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