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FBI head: Extremism apparent influence in Minnesota attack
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by
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Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in school shooting
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, a law enforcement officer said.
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Twin pandas to say bye-bye to Atlanta as they head to China
ATLANTA (AP) — Panda twins born three years ago at Atlanta's zoo are set to leave for China later this year.
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Official: Man shot by DC police died of wounds to neck, back
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief medical examiner for the District of Columbia has determined that a black motorcyclist who was shot by a police officer died of gunshot wounds to the neck and back.
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Feds change signage on trailhead named after black cowboy
MOAB, Utah (AP) — Though local officials decided not to change the name of eastern Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, federal land managers have decided to mark the trail by less controversial name.
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Coroner: Students' injuries in shooting not life-threatening
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):
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The Latest: Witness describes cover-up in bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal (all times local):
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Prostitution probe: Officer, 2 others arrested in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An investigation into an alleged prostitution ring in Kentucky was traced to a veteran officer in a small-town police department, where the patrol supervisor was arrested on rape, sodomy, assault and other charges as he
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Police issue warrant in U. of Illinois fatal shooting
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued in the deadly weekend shooting at a party near the University of Illinois campus for an 18-year-old man who was released earlier this month from a state boot camp, authorities said Wednesday.
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Report: Coroner says student's injuries from SC elementary school shooting do not appear life-threatening
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Report: Coroner says student's injuries from SC elementary school shooting do not appear life-threatening.
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Arabs greet Peres death with silence and animosity
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon
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Probe says missile launcher from Russia downed Malaysian jet
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — An international criminal probe concluded that a missile which destroyed a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher
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Syrian government attacks 2 hospitals, bread line in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and
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The Latest: France working on UN resolution for Syria truce
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):
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Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together
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UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. officials say the Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force within the next few days with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next
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The Latest: Canadian PM remembers Israel's Peres
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):
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Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it
JERUSALEM (AP) — At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there.
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World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace
LONDON (AP) — Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.
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Reaction to the death of Israel's Shimon Peres
Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and elder statesman of Israeli politics, at age 93.
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