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Jury sentences man to death for killing SD nurse as part of plot to assassinate president

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:10pm
A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.
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Police: Man arrested after coming to California courthouse in stolen car

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:59pm
Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.
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County attorney says he won't file charges in Montana avalanche that killed 1, injured 2

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:14pm
A prosecutor in Montana says he won't file charges against four young men who were snowboarding or sledding on Mount Jumbo when an avalanche struck a Missoula neighborhood, killing a woman.
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Colorado theater shooting judge won't halt 2nd sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:54pm
The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case is rejecting a defense attempt to block a second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.
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Editor: Pulitzer sweep shows 'breadth and scope' of New York Times' photography

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:44pm
The New York Times' assistant managing editor for photography says the paper's sweep of the photo categories in this year's Pulitzer Prizes shows "the breadth and scope" of their work.
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7-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed at SC birthday party; 5-year-old boy pulled trigger

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:48pm
Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy.
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2 sex offenders charged with rapes, murders of 4 California women

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:14pm
The Orange County District Attorney's office said Monday that 27-year-old Franc Cano and 45-year-old Steven Dean Gordon were each charged with four felony counts of special circumstances murder and four felony counts of rape.
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Snowden says papers' Pulitzer Prizes are vindication that NSA leaks were right thing to do

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:54pm
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service to those who reported on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication." Snowden issued a statement Monday through the Freedom of the Press Foundation congratulating The Washington Post and The Guardian on their awards for stories based on documents he provided.
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South Florida police lieutenant gets $500K bail in cocaine trafficking case

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:07pm
A South Florida police lieutenant charged in a New Jersey cocaine conspiracy will be released on $500,000 bail before his trial.
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Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces trove of evidence, but questions remain

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:49am
A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence to use against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
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79-year-old flute player practices, performs with Dubuque elementary band

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:43am
One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing.
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Political, religious heads express sadness, condolences after killings at Kansas Jewish sites

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:41am
Political and religious leaders expressed sympathy after three people were fatally shot Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City.
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2 suspects in serial murder of 4 women in California were sex offenders under scrutiny

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:54am
Two registered sex offenders suspected of killing four women in Southern California were under police supervision at the time they allegedly carried out the crimes, according to court documents.
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Teachers return to Pennsylvania school where 22 were stabbed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:16am
Teachers have returned to a Pittsburgh-area high school where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a stabbing rampage five days ago.
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Colorado vet, 91, held captive by Nazis during WWII to receive POW medal

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:02am
An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal.
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Sentencing set for white supremacist in North Dakota

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:47am
A white supremacist who tried to take over the small North Dakota town of Leith is to be sentenced late this month for terrorizing its residents.
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Cop who helped rescue Jaycee Dugard sues for right to carry concealed weapon

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:15am
The hero police officer who helped rescue kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard -- held captive for 18 years -- is suing her former employer for the right to carried a concealed weapon.
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Police identify white supremacist as Kansas shootings suspect

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:29am
The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.
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Good, clean fun? 'Captain Underpants' tops list of books criticized by parents, educators

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:03pm
The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common.
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Strong thunderstorms cross southwestern US, Plains; 1 tornado reported

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:58pm
Strong thunderstorms are bringing rain and hail from the southwestern U.S. and Plains states to the upper Midwest, and at least one tornado has been reported.
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