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  • Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call

    With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself.

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  • Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

    In the wake of the first American-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, we're learning that the operation did not just focus on ISIS installations and its oil trade, but also the al-Nusra Front as well. According to Reuters, strikes against the al Qaeda-linked group in northern…

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  • Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility

    A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters that the gunman was wearing his uniform when he started shooting either in or near some offices…

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  • Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

    Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair's relationship and its troubles have been featured prominently on the…

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  • Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the center of East-West tensions. In a letter…

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    Raw: Russia Holds Large Scale Military Ops

    Russia launches large scale military exercises with hundreds of thousands of troops by land, air, and sea Tuesday at the Kamchatka peninsula and separate ones in the Arctic. They are expected to last until September 25. (Sept. 23)

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  • White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

    A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who apparently jumped into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital. One witness said he raced to the enclosure after hearing screams to see the victim locked in the tiger's jaws, "writhing badly in pain". The head of the zoo told AFP that a…

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  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects,…

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  • New York man jailed 23 years dies after wrongful conviction case

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he was later cleared of died shortly after filing a $124 million lawsuit against the city, his lawyer said on Monday. William Lopez was convicted in 1989 of gunning down a suspected drug…

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  • Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights

    Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond "forcefully" if its security is threatened. It was the first time Israel had shot down a piloted Syrian plane since 1985 and drew a sharp response from Damascus.…

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  • Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

    In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday. The clothing was found Monday at Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s…

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  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    A letter from Hillary Clinton to the late community organizer Saul Alinsky in 1971 was published Sunday by the Washington Free Beacon. In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the Chicago activist that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised,…

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  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. Assad's remarks came hours after the…

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  • Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

    A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call from the Islamic State group to supporters to kill in their home countries.…

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  • Pennsylvania police ambush suspect believed hiding in remote woods

    By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said on Monday that police believed the survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper and wounding another was still hiding in a remote part of the Pocono Mountains, as an intensive manhunt entered its 11th day.…

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    Photos of the day - September 23, 2014 (26 photos)

    China's Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women's individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided

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  • Texas soldier beat toddler to death for soiling diaper: police

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment and later died at a hospital on…

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