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    Fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio (35 photos)

    On Nov. 22, 2014, Tamir Rice was killed outside a recreation center by police who were responding to a report of a person with a gun. The boy, who was holding a toy gun, was shot within seconds of officers arriving at the scene. In December, a grand jury declined to indict the officers involved…

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    Mexican prison fire (30 photos)

    Dozens of people were killed during a riot at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico early on Thursday, local media reported, just days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison near, in Mexico's far north. Find more news-related pictures in our photo…

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  • Cleveland wants Tamir Rice’s family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    In what Tamir Rice’s family called a “breathtaking” display of “callousness,” the city is seeking reimbursement for emergency medical services rendered to the dying 12-year-old after he was fatally shot by police.

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    Trial of Reinhold Hanning, former Auschwitz guard, in Detmold, Germany (18 photos)

    A 94-year-old former guard at Auschwitz lowered his eyes as he arrived at a German court on Thursday to be tried as an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people in what is likely to be one of the last few Nazi war crimes trials. Reinhold Hanning was 20 years old in 1942 when he started…

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    Armed militia standoff in Oregon (134 photos)

    The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff. The development came as Cliven Bundy — who led a Nevada standoff with federal officers in 2014 and who is also…

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  • Rapper DMX revived by Narcan — the opioid antidote that stops an overdose in its tracks

    In the current heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, which has seen a 200 percent increase in the rate of opioid-related deaths since 2000, Narcan has emerged as a lifesaver.

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    Shopping center shootout in Maryland (7 photos)

    A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman was killed in the exchange of gunfire not far from the shopping center where the restaurant was located, Harford County…

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    Photos of the day - February 10, 2016 (28 photos)

    A migrant looks through a train window as migrants and refugees wait for their train to depart to Slovenia on their journey to western Europe at a refugee transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, a wild elephant is loaded onto a truck after it was tranquilized in Siliguri, India and rescue workers…

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  • Fast and faithful: Churches offer drive-thru Ash Wednesday

    Louisiana has drive-thru windows for daiquiris and beer — so why not for repentance too? That’s right, a New Orleans-area Methodist church offered its faithful “drive-thru ashes” for Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lent holy season.

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    Supermassive black holes (26 photos)

    Known black holes in galaxies near and far. (Reuters) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries page and follow us on Tumblr

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    Water crisis in Flint, Michigan (95 photos)

    The crisis began in 2014 when a state-appointed emergency manager switched Flint from Detroit water to Flint River water to save money. The corrosive water caused lead to leach from old pipes. Flint returned to the Detroit system in October after elevated lead levels were discovered in children. …

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    Photos of the day – February 9, 2016 (27 photos)

    A man feeds seagulls on a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India; during the carnival of Alsasua young Momotxorros dressed in skins and horns roam the streets of Alsasua in Spain during Carnival; and a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio scuffles with a man dressed as a…

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  • Florida man charged with tossing live alligator into Wendy’s drive-thru

    Gators are serious business in the Sunshine State, as a Florida circuit court judge reminded everyone Tuesday. Joshua James, 24, made his initial appearance before Judge Joseph Marx one day after being arrested for tossing a live alligator through the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s restaurant.

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    Carnival in Brazil (46 photos)

    Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries. The six last samba schools were preening their spectacular feather…

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    Photos of the day – February 8, 2016 (28 photos)

    Revellers of the Mocidade samba school perform during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nepalese devotee women take a holy bath after offering prayers in Pashupathinath Temple premise during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree…

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    Year of the Monkey celebrations (41 photos)

    On February 8, the lunar new year will ring in the Year of the Monkey, or more precisely, the Fire Monkey, a sign that's associated with ambition and adventure. Here's how some of the biggest Chinatowns in the world will mark the occasion. (AP) Find more news-related pictures on our photo galleries…

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    Strong earthquake rocks Taiwan (56 photos)

    Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36. Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao Wei-ling called out "Here I am" as…

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    Photos of the day - February 7, 2016 (38 photos)

    A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, waves crash against a lighthouse as the wind blows at around 100 kph (62 mph), in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France and a Malaysian ethnic Chinese woman takes a souvenir photograph of…

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