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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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Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:28pm
Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.
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Bell, Florida shooting: Grandfather killed daughter, 6 kids and self, police say

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:20pm
A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and her six children Thursday in the town of Bell, Florida before committing suicide after police arrived at the scene, authorities said.
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As Derek Jeter's career wraps up, corn maze in his honor ready to welcome visitors

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:17pm
As Derek Jeter plays his final regular-season home stand with the Yankees, a New Jersey farm is preparing to welcome guests to a 5-acre corn maze carved in his honor.
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Driver freed after vehicle crash into Stratosphere commits suicide at another Las Vegas hotel

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:08pm
The suicide of a 40-year-old man who was freed from jail after being accused of crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere casino raised questions about why he wasn't charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.
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Navy: Deployed Sailors to Receive Hardship Duty Pay

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:57pm
The DoD and the Secretary of the Navy have approved a special provision granting hardship duty pay to sailors and marines who are deployed beyond 220 consecutive days.
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10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:40pm
Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.
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Taped confession shows NYPD detectives hugging, comforting murder suspect in missing boy case

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:34pm
The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him.
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Some criminal suspects who used survivalist tactics in woods, hid from authorities

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:44pm
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.
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Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court; judge wants to know if it was jail-issued

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:30pm
A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, "Crime Pays." Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house.
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Federal child sexual exploitation charges filed against couple in Amish girls' kidnapping

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:16pm
Federal prosecutors have charged the couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
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James Clapper said he spoke in error about NSA surveillance as he rolls out new intel strategy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:44am
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers.
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Police: Man dared to do doughnuts caused $14K in damage to other vehicles by kicking up rocks

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29am
Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.
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Georgia man charged in stepdad's murder after argument over puppy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:48am
A Georgia man was fatally stabbed by his stepson early Wednesday after he refused to let him keep a new puppy, police said.
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