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Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.

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Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality.

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In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

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Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin warned European leaders Thursday that unless they help Ukraine settle its enormous gas debt to Russia, their own supplies of Russian natural gas will be threatened.

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House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late night host.

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A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.

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Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

SEATTLE (AP) — The lights in Amanda Skorjanc's home started to flicker and shake. When she looked outside, she saw a cascade of mud and debris crashing down the hillside and nearby houses "exploding" from its force.

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