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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall was a depression-plagued teen.

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Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year

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Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass... Read more »

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Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

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Hillary Clinton selects running mate for Presidential run

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

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AP source: Clinton's choice for VP to be announced Friday

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