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Militants overrun most of major Iraqi city

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Islamic militants overran parts of Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul on Tuesday, driving security forces from...

Jury convicts suspect in Sean Taylor slaying trial

MIAMI (AP) — A man identified by prosecutors as the greedy organizer of a bungled 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was convicted Tuesday of murder and burglary, and immediately sentenced to life in prison...
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5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

An Afghan police officer stands guard during a campaign rally in the Paghman district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 9, 2014. The second round of Afghanistan’s presidential election will take place on June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) An Afghan police officer stands...
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Vegas gunman made no secret of extreme views

A note expressing profound sadness while at the same time asking for privacy from the media is posted on the front door of the home of Jerad Miller’s parents on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Miller and his wife, Amanda, on Sunday shot and killed two Las Vegas...
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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president elect of the United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, takes questions on the Vergara v. California lawsuit verdict in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers as...
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Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon school

Brandi Wilson, left, and her daughter, Trisha Wilson, 15, right, embrace Trish Hall, a mother waiting for her student, as students arrived at the Fred Meyer grocery store parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby...

Ohio, Illinois soldiers among 5 dead in airstrike

MOKENA, Ill. (AP) — Among the five American troops killed this week during a friendly fire airstrike in Afghanistan were a soldier from northern Illinois who deployed a month after his father died and a soldier from Ohio who was engaged to be married. Pentagon spokesman...

Del. hopes to reopen part of bridge by Labor Day

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s transportation chief says officials are hoping to reopen the southbound lanes of an important interstate bridge by Labor Day. Officials closed the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River June 2 because supporting columns are...
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Prosecutor: Seattle campus shooter went off meds

Shooting suspect Aaron Ybarra, left, is led in chains to a court hearing at a King County Jail courtroom Friday, June 6, 2014, in Seattle. Ybarra was arrested in the killing of a 19-year-old student and wounding of two other young people Thursday at Seattle Pacific University....
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Vegas gunman made no secret of extreme views

A note expressing profound sadness while at the same time asking for privacy from the media is posted on the front door of the home of Jerad Miller’s parents on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. Miller and his wife, Amanda, on Sunday shot and killed two Las Vegas...