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Texas Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Unarmed College Student

The shooting occurred in the early hours of Friday, after a 911 caller reported that a "thin black man with a blond mohawk" was jumping on top of a car at a dealership.
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Mississippi Couple Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS

They were arrested at the airport in Columbus on Saturday. The Department of Justice said it had been monitoring the pair since May.
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Wyoming Boom Town Worries Less Demand For Coal Will Darken Its Future

In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet.
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Jeb Bush Criticizes Obama, Clinton For Spread Of ISIS

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush outlined his strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Tuesday.
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Seattle Declares War On Hookah Lounges

The legal justification for this crackdown is the state's ban on indoor smoking in public places, but the reasons go beyond smoking. The city says the lounges are also magnets for crime.
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Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

In addition to the server, Hillary Clinton will also provide a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department. The action is unlikely to quiet her critics.
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Latest Violence In Ferguson Renews Tension Between Protesters And Police

Much of the St. Louis region is on edge after violence this week marred the anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. A state of emergency was issued to avoid a repeat of last year's violence
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'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?

Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.
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Whistleblower Says Medicare Advantage Plans Padded Charges In Home Visits

Medicare Advantage health plans are privately run, but reimbursed by Medicare. A Texas lawsuit claims that, to inflate charges, 30 Advantage plans in 15 states exaggerated how sick patients were.
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Florida Gulf Coast Mystery: Why Did The Birds On Seahorse Key Vanish?

It used to be Seahorse Key was the largest bird colony on Florida's Gulf Coast, home to up to 20,000 nests. Now silence has replaced the din of noisy nesting birds and researchers are puzzled.

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