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Smedley Butler, bulldog mascot for San Diego Marines, graduates in ceremony

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:10am
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

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:09am
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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US stocks edge higher at midday as e-commerce giant Alibaba debuts on NYSE

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:11pm
U.S. stocks are slightly higher at midday after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba made its big debut in the market.
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Army Chief: It will get harder to avoid civilian casualties in Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:49am
The top Army officer says it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.
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Police say attempted drug transaction, shooting preceded Phoenix airport terminal's lockdown

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:25am
Police in Arizona say an attempted drug transaction was behind a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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County judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma Capitol

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:13am
An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
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Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York City transit system

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:12am
Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.
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Police trying to flush Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect out of dense woods

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:42am
On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.
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Unemployment rates rise in nearly half of US states in August, though two-thirds gain jobs

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:40am
Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
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Felon kills 6 grandchildren, daughter, self in murder-suicide that shakes small Florida town

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:39am
Authorities say a man with an extensive criminal record — he spent time in prison a decade ago after the shooting death of his young son — killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage Thursday at a home in a small Florida town outside of Gainesville.
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After methanol 2 fires in 12 days, experts say science class can be safer but still dazzle

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:20am
Educators say a surprising number of school science teachers don't have the required training to handle hazardous chemicals and don't know about standard safety measures.
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Federal govt. releases $71.5M in refugee service funds withheld in June during migrant crisis

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:25pm
Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year.
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