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Arizona sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Fri Nov 21, 2014

An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama. Full Story

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Police: Client arrested in escort's 2007 killing

Sat Nov 22, 2014

A single mother who vanished from western Colorado more than seven years ago led a double life as a paid escort with many unsavory clients, investigators say. Full Story

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Police: Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot

Sat Nov 22, 2014

A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home that also injured the pregnant woman's 9-year-old daughter but left the woman's toddler son unharmed, police said Saturday. Full Story

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5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney

Fri Nov 21, 2014

Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. Full Story

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Entombed in snow: a personal account of New York's snowstorm

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Last weekend, when forecasters began calling for an "incredible lake effect snow event," WTOP's Dave Dildine wanted to be a part of weather history. Full Story

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Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA Zoo

Sat Nov 22, 2014

A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene, authorities said. Full Story

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Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored. Full Story

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Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Full Story

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Hawaii airline tells pilots to return $4,000 bonus

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus -- that is, until the airline wanted the money back. Full Story

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Ferguson grand jury unusual in many ways

Sun Nov 23, 2014

Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown. Full Story

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Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

Sat Nov 22, 2014

ear-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said. Full Story

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Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

Sun Nov 23, 2014

A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility Saturday and has vowed to run the race next year. Full Story

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Winners and losers under Obama's immigration plan

Sun Nov 23, 2014

President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation. Full Story

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Report: Ferguson police officer in shooting to resign

Fri Nov 21, 2014

CNN is reporting that Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has set off months of tension, is in the final stages of negotiations to resign. Full Story

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Michael Brown's dad urges peace in online video

Fri Nov 21, 2014

The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his unarmed son. Full Story

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Journal indicates FSU shooter suspected government

Thu Nov 20, 2014

A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said. Full Story

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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

Thu Nov 20, 2014

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation: Full Story

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Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls

Thu Nov 20, 2014

Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines. Full Story

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Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

Sat Nov 22, 2014

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. Full Story

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Arrest made after woman raped, burned in Kansas

Thu Nov 20, 2014

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape and severe burning of a woman who was found in park near the Wichita State University campus, police said Thursday. Full Story