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AP Exclusive: 17 seconds of terror in gov't office shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department missed clear warning signs of a disgruntled federal agent's descent toward violence and could have intervened before he started a deadly gun battle inside a government office building in southern California, according to a confidential, internal investigation obtained exclusively by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

DENVER (AP) — One marijuana business hosts an annual golf tournament in Denver to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Another Colorado pot company donates to a gay-rights advocacy group and is a sponsor of an AIDS walk.

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Does response to school cop video show law enforcement rift?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When FBI Director James Comey told a national gathering of law enforcement leaders that cops might be easing up for fear of being caught on camera, the conference attendees included a South Carolina sheriff whose deputy was about to star in the nation's next viral police video.

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At heart of Syria talks, what to do about Assad

VIENNA (AP) — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this week is tied to the fate of one man who's not even at the table: President Bashar Assad.

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Jet engine catches fire at airport in Florida; some injuries

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A jet plane's engine caught fire Thursday as it prepared for takeoff, and passengers had to quickly evacuate using emergency slides, officials said.

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Prosecutors ask for up to 7 years for prep school grad

 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to sentence a New England prep school graduate to 3½ to 7 years in prison over a sexual assault on a 15-year-old freshman girl.

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US jobless aid applications fell to 42-year low last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.Sunemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low.

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China decides to abolish 1-child policy, allow 2 children

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that limited many urban families to only one child for more than three decades.

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