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New academic journal aims to stoke interest in history of Midwest and Plains

6 hours 35 min ago
When a group of historians gathered last spring in Omaha to discuss the revival of teaching Middle America's history, among their plans had been to start an online Midwest history journal.
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Family of CIA contractor killed in Benghazi attack files $2 million in claims

7 hours 30 min ago
The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012.
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Prosecutors: New DNA testing differentiates between identical twins; some question reliability

8 hours 15 min ago
Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago.
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Dramatic video shows New York City police officer save choking victim on highway

8 hours 49 min ago
A New York City police officer saved a female motorist choking on a throat lozenge and the dramatic rescue on a busy Bronx highway was captured on the officer's dash cam.
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A look at 4 Americans who became jihadis and what motivated them to fight

9 hours 7 min ago
A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria.
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From everyday American to foreign fighter: Shift may involve search for meaning, adventure

9 hours 9 min ago
A college dropout from Florida.
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US Navy Issues Warnings on Russia, China’s Submarine Fleets

10 hours 19 min ago
The Navy’s top Atlantic Submarine Force commander says Russia and China’s ballistic missile submarine development will impact how the U.S deploys its fleet.
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F-22 fighters intercept Russian military planes 55 miles off Alaska

10 hours 33 min ago
Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.
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Tough questions face US Secret Service after fence-jumper makes it into the White House

10 hours 39 min ago
The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.
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Record-setting amount of retardant dumped on massive Northern California wildfire

13 hours 44 min ago
Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought.
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Smedley Butler, bulldog mascot for San Diego Marines, graduates in ceremony

17 hours 37 min ago
The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.
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Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate, to be next archbishop of Chicago

17 hours 38 min ago
Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned.
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Eric Frein search: Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:46pm
For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area.
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4 men charged with murder in death of 9-year-old Chicago boy gunned down in backyard

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:23pm
Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday.
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Driver of stolen van that hit dog during Los Angeles police chase gets 2 years in prison

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:53pm
The driver of a stolen van that hit and badly injured a dog during a wild, televised police chase in Los Angeles has been sentenced to two years in state prison.
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Florida grandfather shoots and kills daughter, her six kids and then himself, police say

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:20pm
A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and her six children Thursday in the town of Bell, Fla., and then committed suicide before police arrived at the scene, authorities say.
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Vegas prosecutor defends release of man who later killed self after Stratosphere crash

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:55pm
The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere casino doors.
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Oilfield worker in New Mexico flooding found dead; dozens in southeastern New Mexico evacuate

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:51pm
Severe weather claimed the life of an oilfield worker in New Mexico and forced emergency workers to rescue dozens of others as remnants of former Hurricane Odile moved throughout the state Friday.
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Lawyer to ask feds to probe Darrien Hunt shooting

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:46pm
An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday that he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting.
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Ex-manager of New Jersey diner sentenced to 8 years for plotting to kill co-owner

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm
The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been sentenced to eight years in prison in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.
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