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  • Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a…

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  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

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  • Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts, officials say

    Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

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  • Satanic Temple puts up display at Michigan Capitol

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway.

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  • Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

    Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and other officials took to Sunday-morning talk shows to condemn Saturday's slayings of two NYPD police officers.

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  • Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

    Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.

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  • The New Fast-Food Danger That Makes Obesity Look Like Child’s Play

    By now most American parents know the super-size effects of fast food on their kids’ bodies (just ask McDonald’s how its Happy Meals are doing). A new study suggests that obesity might be just one facet of unhealthy eating. Turns out, those processed meals might also be hurting children’s brains. 

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  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive. Immerse yourself in William Boyd’s new action-adventure, Th...

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  • Spanish princess to stand trial in royal first

    The sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, Cristina, will become the first member of the royal family ever to stand in the dock after a judge Monday ordered her to be put on trial for alleged tax fraud. The historic decision stemmed from four years of investigations that plunged the royal family into…

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  • Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers.

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  • Jets players speak out on slain NYPD officers

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.

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  • Alleged Australia child killer 'coping as best she can'

    An Australian mother charged with killing eight children will have her case heard in January, a court said Monday, as she struggles to come to terms with what happened. Raina Mersane Ina Thaiday, 37, also known as Mersane Warria, is accused of eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children…

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    Best animal photos of 2014

    Two unnamed female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, a polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo and a family of giraffes look out from their enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo are some of the most captivating animal pictures of 2014. (Reuters)…

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  • Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

    RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."

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  • Cop-Killer Told Bystanders 'Watch What I'm Going to Do'

    A man who fatally shot two New York police officers before killing himself told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" moments before the attack, according to police

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  • Have You Ever Considered Working From Home Online?

    The companies you work with are worth over 100 billion dollars and are the most used sites in the internet market place, like Amazon, Google, Walmart

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  • Why Don’t We Study Gun Violence the Way We Study Car Accidents?

    The Senate confirmation last week of Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General, after a 17-month delay largely due to resistance from the National Rifle Association, means the nation now has a doctor-in-chief who believes gun violence is a public health issue.

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  • Senior Chinese leader to visit Vietnam amid sea tension

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese leader will visit Vietnam this month, China's state media said on Monday, amid tension between the neighbors over competing claims in the South China Sea. Yu Zhengsheng, who heads a largely ceremonial advisory body to China's parliament but is ranked fourth in…

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  • Jackie Chan's son hit with China drug charge

    The son of kung fu star Jackie Chan has been charged with providing a venue for others to use drugs, the state Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing prosecutors. Jaycee Chan, who like his father has worked as an actor and singer, was detained in August after police said they found 100 grams of…

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