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Deadly Maryland mansion fire was fueled by Christmas tree, authorities say

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An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday.
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Irish police officer shot while on vacation in New Orleans

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An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.
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Pennsylvania candy maker creates deflated chocolate football

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A Pennsylvania candy maker got some kicks out of a deflated chocolate football it made as it poked fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal.
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Las Vegas White Castle forced to close to restock after grand opening

1 hour 18 min ago
A newly-opened White Castle restaurant on the Las Vegas strip was forced to close for more than two hours after its grand opening to restock.
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Area for public to view Hawaii lava to close to prepare to reopen trash transfer station

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:07pm
The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county.
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Police say teen shot at Texas police station had lunged at officer with knife, Taser was used

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:49pm
A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said Wednesday Longview Police Chief Don Dingler and spokeswoman Kristie Brian provided new details about last week's shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard and released video that shows the incident, including the girl scuffling with an officer shortly before he and another officer fire multiple shots at her.
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Federal prosecutors oppose 3rd request by defense to move Boston Marathon bombing trial

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:47pm
Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial.
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Officials confirm first sighting of Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite in nearly 100 years

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:01pm
The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.
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Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:41pm
The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.
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Judge orders state to return tigers, lion hours after they're seized at Ohio animal sanctuary

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:16pm
A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo.
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Stock market rises at midday after strong earnings from Apple; investors await Fed statement

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:15am
The U.S. stock market is rising slightly at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.
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Female Gitmo guard testifies she felt 'less a soldier' when barred from touching inmates

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:01am
A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier.
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Mom of dead newborn found at Detroit-area recycling center due in court

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:47am
A judge says a woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center is expected to appear in court.
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Warren Buffett's sister donates $100 million to Northwestern University for global studies

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:46am
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.
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Southern California man charged with sexually assaulting, killing nearly 3-week-old daughter

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:45am
A Los Angeles-area man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting, torturing and killing his nearly 3-week-old daughter.
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Couple in Georgia found shot to death after responding to Craigslist offer for car

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:45am
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.
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Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South; daughter says dad was a survivor

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:31am
Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to a donation center run from their backyard in suburban Atlanta.
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National presidents tell U.Va. sororities to avoid fraternity events on Boys' Bid Night

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:15am
Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.
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Kangaroo surviving alpine winter hops his way to dispelling 'No kangaroos in Austria' slogan

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:47am
A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.
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After killings by police, a debate roils over grand juries and the secrecy of their work

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:30am
Grand juries have long held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets.
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