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  • Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gun battle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Democrats decry GOP subpoena of Clinton's personal emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House committee investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks are demanding that the panel's Republican chairman withdraw a subpoena for Hillary Clinton's emails and schedule a hearing for Clinton to testify immediately.

    Associated Press
  • School Choir Director And College Professor FREAK OUT And Call The Cops On Man Legally Carrying A Gun

    A Michigan man was not acting erratically or threatening other people at an Ann Arbor high school music recital, but he was openly — and legally — carrying a firearm. The incident happened Thursday evening at Pioneer High School when Steven Lorenz, the director of choirs at the school, spotted the…

    The Daily Caller
  • Iran-backed advance in southern Syria rattles Israel

    The Golan Heights, one of Israel’s quietest frontiers, is showing signs of becoming an active front that could soon bring the forces of arch-enemies Iran and Israel into direct contact for the first time. For nearly a month, Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah organization and other Shiite forces under…

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  • Kanye West and Lorde make unlikely musical duo at Dior

    PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior on Friday, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.

    Associated Press
  • Boston high school dean ran drug ring, tried to kill teen: prosecutors

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts high school dean charged with the attempted execution-style murder of a student he had inducted into an alleged drug ring had once worked with Boston police on efforts to combat drugs and gangs, a police spokesman said on Friday. Prosecutors…

    Reuters
  • Wine from Civil War-era shipwreck to be uncorked in South Carolina

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - An intact bottle of wine recovered four years ago from the wreck of a Civil War blockade runner that sank off the coast of Bermuda in 1864 is going to be uncorked and sipped on Friday during a food festival in Charleston, South Carolina. How the wine…

    Reuters
  • Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

    A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday. The sentencing comes after Tanzania' President Jakaya Kikwete blasted the wave of killings of albinos, whose body parts are…

    AFP
  • A Hillary Clinton Email the State Department Couldn't Find

    Hillary Clinton supporters have defended her use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business by arguing that she emailed colleagues at their government addresses, ensuring that a copy of the correspondence would be retained on government servers and available to…

    The Atlantic
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    50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (43 photos)

    President Barack Obama will call for a new generation of Americans to take up the torch kindled by civil rights leaders 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama, when he visits the historic town Saturday. America's first black president will stand at the famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by wife…

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  • Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. "Ganna Duritska... filed a statement about the threat to her life from…

    AFP
  • Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

    The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has made major gains in recent months. The UN Security Council, meanwhile, adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of…

    AFP
  • Edward Snowden Asks Switzerland For Asylum

    National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has publicly asked Switzerland to grant him political asylum. “I would love to return to Switzerland, some of my favorite memories are from Geneva. “I do think Switzerland would be a sort of great political option because it has a history of…

    The Daily Caller
  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    GAINSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse at home pleaded no contest on Thursday to felony burglary and will receive probation and counseling.

    Associated Press
  • Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home morgue. One of the fetuses bore a tag from Methodist Hospital that identified it as male, the funeral home said. The…

    Reuters
  • Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

    Associated Press
  • Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

    Condemnation poured in Friday of the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a "war crime". After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS…

    AFP