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After days of mourning, funeral set for 1st female Philly firefighter killed in line of duty

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 11:01am
The first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty is being remembered as an advocate for her comrades who also held them to the same high level of performance she embodied.
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NYC police union wants deBlasio banned from funerals

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:32am
New York City's rank-and-file police union is urging its members to ban Mayor Bill de Blasio from their funerals.
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Vatican to release findings of review of US women's religious orders that many nuns opposed

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:31am
A much-anticipated Vatican report on U.S. women's religious orders, which was ordered under Pope Benedict XVI, will be released Tuesday in Rome — and its contents will be closely watched for any sign of changed relations between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and nuns under Pope Francis.
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'Yes Means Yes' definition of consent becoming norm on NY campuses addressing sex assault

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:17am
Administrative policy may be the new pillow talk on college campuses across New York.
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Things to know about Mississippi's $1.5 billion school funding gap

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:16am
Five things to know about Mississippi's public school funding struggles: ___ LAWMAKERS AREN'T FUNDING EDUCATION AT THE LEVEL REQUIRED BY STATE LAW — Legislators have spent $1.5 billion less on education since 2008 than what's mandated.
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A look at developments in Newtown 2 years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 10:15am
As the second anniversary of the Newtown school shooting arrives on Sunday, local officials and others touched by the tragedy have been busy on many fronts as the town continues its recovery from the massacre of 20 children and six educators.
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CIA misrepresented key aspects of brutal interrogation program, according to Senate report

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:17am
When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at a secret prison in Poland in March 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.
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Man trying to propose marriage wreaks havoc on Dutch town

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 7:46am
A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was a smashing success, but not in the way he had hoped.
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Man pleads guilty to sending death threats with white powder to Sen. McCain, other officials

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:05pm
An upstate New York man has pleaded guilty to charges he mailed 21 death threats with white powder over 15 years to U.S. Sen. John McCain, a local high school and others.
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2009 Fort Hood attack victims move closer to getting Purple Hearts after Congress passes bill

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:23pm
The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due.
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South Carolina prison getting new surveillance cameras after drone aircraft smuggling attempt

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:14pm
A South Carolina maximum security prison is getting new surveillance equipment after someone tried to smuggle contraband into the institution with a drone aircraft earlier this year.
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Man, 11-month-old son sought after child's mother found in fridge in Houston found in Mexico

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:03pm
Authorities say an 11-month-old boy whose mother was found dead in the refrigerator of her Houston apartment has been found safe in Mexico with his father, who has been taken into custody as a suspect in the killing.
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Pentagon to Send 250 MRAPs Back To Iraq to Fight ISIS

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:22pm
The Defense Department plans to bolster the Iraqi National Security Forces for the fight against ISIS with MRAPs, the heavily-armored vehicles that Defense Secretary-designate Ashton Carter steered through a rapid acquisition process to counter roadside bombs. The Pentagon is expected to send about 250 of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Iraq early […]
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Academies Unveil New Uniforms Ahead of 115th Army-Navy Game

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:19pm
The Navy football locker room exploded Nov. 28 after the team beat South Alabama and the players were shown the new Under Armour "Don't Tread on Me" uniforms the team will wear against Army in Saturday's 115th Army-Navy Game in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Crime Museum in Washington to display University of Texas clock tower sniper's rifle

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:17pm
A Washington, D.C., museum will display the sniper rifle that sniper Charles Whitman used to kill 16 people and wound 32 others from atop the University of Texas clock tower in 1966.
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US board approves name changes to 2 South Dakota creeks; state agency recommended names

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:17pm
A federal board has approved new names for two South Dakota creeks.
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Michigan boy accused of murder should have been removed from abusive home, watchdog says

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:16pm
A watchdog says Michigan child welfare workers missed opportunities to remove a 12-year-old boy from his Grand Rapids-area home due to abuse, long before he was accused of fatally stabbing another boy.
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NYC's SantaCon falls on same day as planned protest

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:15pm
You'd better watch out. You'd better not fight. Better not be a lout. And SantaCon's telling you why.
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