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4 shot, 1 killed in D.C. overnight shootings

The police say four people were shot Thursday night and early Friday in three incidents; they're not saying whether they're related.

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Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun.

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Howard County proposes restrictions on e-cigarettes

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