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  • Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday.

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  • 18-year-old artist draws amazing hyperrealistic portrait of Morgan Freeman

    Jack Ede is not a photographer, but you wouldn't know it by looking at his portrait of the 77-year-old actor.

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  • St. Louis County fortifies police headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling

    CLAYTON, Mo. — On Saturday, grand jury watch started to feel more like a hurricane watch here in the heart of St. Louis County. Workers scrambled Saturday morning to barricade police headquarters and other government buildings, residents grabbed supplies at a corner store and some shop owners…

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    U.S. troops in Afghanistan (24 photos)

    President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday. The…

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  • Somebody Took a Picture of Beijing’s Skyline for a Year—and It’s Horrifying

    Air quality charts, studies, and even fashion trends prove just how terrible pollution has been in China. Still, for many of its citizens, the issue just doesn’t seem urgent enough. So, to make it plain and simple, one Beijing resident took photos of the same spot in the city’s skyline for 365 days…

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  • Police: New Jersey kids died in murder-suicide try

    TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother shot all three of her children, killing two of them, before turning the gun on herself, state police said Friday.

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  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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  • 3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The blood found throughout the home where Ayla Reynolds was last seen nearly three years ago is all her mother needs to demand charges — any charges — be brought against the child's father and two other adults who were with the toddler the night she disappeared, setting off…

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  • West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb "mea culpa" in deal

    By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an…

    Reuters48 mins ago
  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

    COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.

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  • New Burkina president vows to identify folk hero Sankara's body

    By Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero Thomas Sankara. Sankara rose to power in 1983 at the age of 33 after a…

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  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.

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  • Ex-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday.

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    Watch: Dad Refuses to Give Daughter Away at Wedding

    An Illinois man walked his daughter down the aisle, but refused to give her away. The bride says it was actually a very sweet gesture by her loving father that is now getting a lot of attention.

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  • US Congress report debunks Benghazi attack claims

    A probe by a Congressional committee into the September 11, 2012 attack on a US compound in Benghazi debunked allegations that President Barack Obama's administration fell down on the job. Since the assault on the US mission in the Libyan city, which left the ambassador and three colleagues dead,…

    AFP
  • Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

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  • 2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watch

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man and his 23-year-old daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant are under a suicide watch in jail, which has prevented them from preparing for court, their attorneys said Friday.

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