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Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013

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Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.

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Naval academy chief discusses sexual assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says he decided to court-martial two midshipmen in a sexual assault case because he wanted to make sure the charges were examined in great detail.

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Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego, completing the fall of the former 10-term congressman who barely a year ago achieved his long dream of being elected leader of the nation's eighth-largest city.

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C. African Republic mobs launch sectarian attacks

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Dozens of young men stood waiting for storm clouds to pass, as wind stirred up swirls of red dust on the largely deserted street in Central African Republic's capital. Through the drizzle, they spotted a man in a flowing white robe traditionally worn by Muslims, hand-in-hand with his adolescent son.

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Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.

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Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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South African police prepare for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Workers busily constructed a stage Monday at the Soweto soccer stadium where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela before tens of thousands of mourners, as police promised tight security.

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