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8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heist

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10pm
Eight people, including a recently fired security guard, are under arrest in connection with the daring armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino.
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Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour tells human trafficking forum about her kidnap, 9 months in captivity

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:48am
A woman who was held captive for nine months has underscored the importance of work performed by health care professionals, law enforcement and social workers to rescue and support kidnap victims.
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Massachusetts officials announce winners of contest for humorous highway safety messages

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30am
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced the winners of a contest to come up with humorous yet valuable safety messages for electronic highway message boards.
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Texas man sentenced in weapons smuggling ring destined for Mexico

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:26am
A South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.
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New Hampshire man to get life for killing woman after rejection

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:22am
The mother of a slain college student told her daughter's killer that she "unequivocally" hates him before the man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday.
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‘I unequivocally hate you,’ mom tells daughter’s killer

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:19am
The mother of a slain college student told her daughter's killer that she "unequivocally" hates him.
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Revel casino still negotiating with potential bidders

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:15am
A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers.
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Religion news in brief

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:06am
Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, opening a five-day visit to South Korea with a message of reconciliation as Seoul's rival, North Korea, fired five projectiles into the sea.
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Police clash with Michael Brown shooting protesters in Ferguson, two reporters briefly detained

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:00am
Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. used tear gas and smoke bombs Wednesday to disperse protesters, some of whom threw Molotov cocktails at officers, as a fifth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer turned violent. 
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US military takes 1st step in relocation of troops on Japan's southern Okinawa island

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:17am
Japanese officials say buoys are being floated off the southernmost island of Okinawa in one of the first steps in the relocation of an American military base.
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US chairman of joint chiefs of staff visits Vietnam to boost military ties between former foes

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:35pm
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, held talks with Vietnamese officials Thursday aimed to boosting military ties between the former foes.
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Protesters lob Molotov cocktails and police use tear gas, smoke bombs to disperse crowd

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:35pm
Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with some people lobbing Molotov cocktails and other objects at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
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Police use tear gas on Ferguson protesters, as peaceful protests grow tense after dark

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:33pm
Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.
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Colorado town of Montezuma sues all its voters over election results

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:27pm
The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors.
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Pennsylvania governor, other politicians call for Discovery Channel to drop 'Amish Mafia'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:54pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series "Amish Mafia." The statement says "Amish Mafia" is a "bigoted portrayal" of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County as a "crime-ridden culture." The statement is signed by 18 elected officials, including congressmen, state senators, state representatives and Lancaster's mayor.
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Washington Post, Huffington Post reporters arrested at Ferguson restaurant near shooting

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:49pm
Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.
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Colorado Powerball winner claims $90M prize, the largest amount ever in the state

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 8:41pm
A tow truck driver from a small western Colorado city claimed his $90 million Powerball jackpot and told reporters he has been waking up and feeling like his win wasn't real.
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Man claiming immunity from US law convicted of producing false identification documents

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 8:22pm
A man who claimed he had immunity from U.S. law has been convicted of producing and distributing false diplomatic credentials.
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Transcript: Convicted New Hampshire murderer's jail call with mom; college student was slain

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:14pm
Seth Mazzaglia was convicted of raping and murdering Elizabeth "Lizzi' Marriott and is set to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
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Despite hacking, Missouri police chief resists pressure to ID cop in teen's shooting death

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:37am
The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager says cyber-attacks on his city's website won't sway him into publicly releasing the officer's name.
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