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    Clinton decries outside spending in pricy NC Senate race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well. Clinton campaigned Saturday for her fellow Democrat at a Charlotte rally of about 1,800 supporter. The former U.S. senator and secretary of state — and widely presumed 2016 presidential contender — used her appearance for Hagan to decry Thom Tillis, the Republican looking to unseat Hagan in November, as someone who will answer to big […]

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    Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — When a gunman opened fire at students in a school cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said. Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the wounded, their grandfather said. “All three of them are cousins, and they live right close to each other,” Don Hatch told CNN affiliate KOMO. By the time the shooting was over, two […]

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    Ebola vaccines in the works; millions of doses planned for 2015

    As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year. There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The virus has killed nearly 5,000 people — mostly in those three nations — and infected twice that number. Scientists racing to stop the Ebola epidemic are trying various experimental drugs on patients, […]

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    What is the best ‘meat city’ in America? NC city ranks high on list

    With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing’s seen more practical advances this millennium than food. While it’s true that much of that progress involves vegan, vegetarian and low-meat consumption, carnivory has also seen an impressive evolution. Bacon-wrapped sausage, sausage-stuffed tenderloin, tenderloin burger on a fried-chicken bun — eating in the United States is becoming less a matter of sustenance than a game of meat Tetris. Perhaps in response to years of demonization by health experts, the whole nation has […]

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    Shooting rampage leaves California deputy dead, three wounded

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in the forehead Friday morning when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said. Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was a 15-year officer and is survived by a wife and two daughters, the sheriff said. Oliver’s partner returned fire as the suspects fled the scene shortly before 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. ET), Jones said. The suspects, […]

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    Donkey proposes at Shrek musical

    Greenville, S.C. — Landon Odom, 23, had been trying to decide how to pop the question for a few months. Odom was cast as Donkey in ‘Shrek: The Musical’ in Greer, S.C., and decided to ask the director for help. The two decided Odom should bring his girlfriend, Sara Garner, on stage and propose during the last song. So, at the end of opening night at the J Harley Bonds Career Center, Odom got down on one knee in full […]

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    UPDATE: Gunman identified in Wash. state high school shooting, two dead including shooter

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — The shooter who opened fire Friday morning at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School played football and was recently named to the homecoming court. Freshman Jaylen Fryberg walked into the school’s cafeteria, went up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” witness Jordan Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random,” Luton said. The attacker shot five people, killing one, authorities […]

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    New York hatchet called a ‘terrorist attack’

    New York, N.Y. — A New York City police officer remains in critical condition at a Queens hospital Friday, one day after suffering a hatchet wound to the head in what the city’s top cop called “a terrorist attack” on Friday. Officer Kenneth Healey and three of his on-duty colleagues were posing for a picture on the sidewalk Thursday afternoon when a hatchet-wielding man charged at them “unprovoked,” according to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The attacker, identified as Zale H. […]

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    Stolen dog found in different state, returned to owner four months later

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A four-year-old pit bull named Trucker was stolen from a Fayetteville home in late June and was returned to his owner almost four months later, last weekend. The owner’s sister, Julia Clark, received a call from a town just west of Denver on Friday. Clark said a worker at the Clear Creek County Animal Shelter told her the shelter had a black and brindle-colored dog whose microchip said he was registered to her. “I had basically given […]

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    Remains officially identified as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    RICHMOND, Va. — Human remains found on an abandoned property off in Albemarle County were positively identified as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, according to WTVR. The remains were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for positive identification after a search team made up of Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department members found the remains Saturday. The remains were found off Old Lynchburg Road during a search for Graham, who was last seen Sept. 13 in an area […]

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    KKK flier distributed in neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE, Ak. — A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning, authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies,” according to KFSM. It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence […]

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    Rare twins head home after surprise arrival

    ANKENY, Iowa — After more than a week in hospital rare twins born in Des Moines are heading home. WHO first introduced Shelby Magnani and her fiancé James Croskey last week. The couple didn’t have long to adjust to parenthood. Their twins, Ava and Anna made their surprise arrival last week without Magnani even knowing she was pregnant. After a week in the NICU, the girls were strong enough to come home. “They were discharged, passed all their tests they had to […]

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