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Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

Posted: 10/19/2012 - About 160 people, including relatives of the 13 people killed at the Texas Army post and some of the more than two dozen wounded and their families, released a video Thursday expressing their frustration.

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Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run

Posted: 10/19/2012 - In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday.

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Iraq presses US for faster arms deliveries

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Iraq's prime minister has pressed for faster deliveries of weapons to help arm his country's military during a meeting with a senior U.S. defense official.

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NY appeals court nixes Defense of Marriage Act

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Boy Scouts release 20 years of 'perversion' files

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A trove of some 14,500 pages from the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" have been made public, and the files show that on numerous occasions local officials helped cover up abuse allegations.

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NOAA: Warm winter in West, but East? Who knows

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Officials forecast a drier than normal winter for a region from the Pacific Northwest to Nevada, as well as Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Missouri. Much of the southeast should be wetter than normal.

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Police: 3 arrested for Denver bar killings, fire

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Police Commander Ronald Saunier says Thursday the suspects went to the bar to rob it before closing time, but he didn't go into details about how it turned into a murder case.

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US unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

Posted: 10/18/2012 - The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell slightly to 365,500, a level consistent with modest hiring.

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Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

Posted: 10/18/2012 - In a September meeting with an undercover agent posing as a fellow jihadist, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis explained he chose the Federal reserve "for operational reasons," according to a criminal complaint.

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Judge expected to rule in Bible verse banner suit

Posted: 10/18/2012 - A group of teenage cheerleaders is expecting to hear Thursday from a Texas district judge whether they will be allowed to continue displaying Bible verses at high school football games.

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Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation's second-largest county

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Police: No suspects yet in 5 deaths at Denver bar

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Police have no suspects, and it's possible whoever is responsible is still at large. Denver Police Chief Robert White said there's nothing to indicate the deaths were a murder-suicide.

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Investigators probe shooting at US-Canada border

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Investigators are learning more about the 32-year-old Washington state tattoo artist who wounded an unarmed Canadian border guard and then killed himself — but they're still trying to find out why.

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Family: Ex-Sen. McGovern 'no longer responsive'

Posted: 10/18/2012 - McGovern was the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972. He was a member of the U.S. House from 1957 to 1961 and a U.S. senator from 1963 to 1981

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California, other states preparing for earthquakes

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Dubbed the "Great ShakeOut," homeowners, schoolchildren and office workers across the West and Southeast will practice dropping to the ground, covering their heads and holding on to something sturdy

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Hawaii, NY women to be elevated to sainthood

Posted: 10/18/2012 - In life, Mother Marianne Cope was known for her strength and kindness, battling bureaucrats in Hawaii as she led a group of fellow Franciscan nuns to care for leprosy patients in the islands.

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Authorities: 4 injured when storms rake Mississippi

Updated: 10/18/2012 - A severe storm front packing gusting winds left four people injured as it punched across a wide swath of the Southeast, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging at least one mobile home in Mississippi

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Flavor Flav arrested

Posted: 10/17/2012 - A police report says entertainer Flavor Flav threw his fiancee to the floor twice and wielded two knives while chasing and threatening to kill her 17-year-old son during an argument in Las Vegas.

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