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Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said....
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California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday....
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Trump's old military prep school looks overseas for renewal
CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- While Donald Trump talks tough about dealing with China, his old military prep school is building bridges to that country....
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UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said....
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Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) -- Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their fight against a wildfire that is burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains....
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Graphic video released of La. boy's shooting by police
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) -- After a police body camera captured two deputy city marshals firing on a car and killing a 6-year-old boy, the head of the Louisiana State Police said the video was the most disturbing thing he's seen....
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Missouri fraternity suspended over reports of racial slurs
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year....
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The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it....
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The Latest: MU suspends fraternity over racial slur reports
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The Latest on racial tension at the University of Missouri (all times local):...
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Court that ousted top Alabama justice again weighs his fate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday insisted to members of a judiciary commission that he never urged probate judges to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, defending himself from charges brought by a state ethics panel....
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The Latest: Police shooting victim was pointing e-cigarette
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):...
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The Latest: Grandparents of school shooter found father dead
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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Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Chicago teachers set Oct. 11 strike date if deal not reached
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday threatened to strike if no agreement is reached on a contract with Chicago Public Schools by Oct. 11....
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