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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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  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on Facebook

    In a pair of a heart-wrenching Facebook posts, the son of one of the two NYPD officers killed in Saturday's apparent ambush paid tribute to his slain father.

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  • Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Decorating is in the details.

    Join in on all the holiday fun on Old Navy’s new Tumblr.

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  • Obama calls Philadelphia police commissioner after NYC police shootings

    By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Sunday to express his outrage over the recent killings of two New York City Police officers, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Obama recently named Ramsey co-chair of a…

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  • 4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authorities said.

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    Photos of the day - December 21, 2014

    A man leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed the day before in the Brooklyn, Bengali men work in the paddy field near Sat Yoe Kya Muslim refugee camp near Sittwe of Rakhine State, western Myanmar and Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush dives…

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  • The party's over in Kabul as expat era fades away

    The tennis club is deserted, the pool-side French restaurant is closed and picnic trips are cancelled. The US-led war in Afghanistan brought a flood of international aid workers, diplomats and security contractors to Kabul, creating a frenetic social scene that is now a distant memory. As the…

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  • US officers shoot Canadian man on border bridge

    US officers shot and wounded a Canadian man as he crossed a border bridge into the United States while waving a handgun, officials said. US Customs and Border Protection said that the man, who was not identified, stopped his car around 3:00 am (0800 GMT) near an inspection booth on the Ambassador…

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    Magical winter wonderlands

    These stunning snaps capture true winter wonderlands - as Mother Nature's icy grip takes hold of America's National Parks. From snow-capped mountains in Yosemite to an icy still Glacier Bay, the incredible images show their beauty is year round. In other breath-taking shots crisp frost lines the…

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