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Police seek answers in killing of 2 New York Police Department officers

Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of... Read more »

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WWII veteran wants to 'show people the war' with his photographs

Herman Schnipper, 91, is adamant about his wishes for the pictures he took while stationed on the USS Astoria. The 1,500 prints — sheathed in plastic, captioned and stored in his Hackensack... Read more »

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Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that he will soon begin a drug maintenance program after months of chemotherapy. Read more »

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2 cops in New York City ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself

The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police... Read more »

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New Jersey police union warns of 'heightened hostility'

New Jersey's statewide police union issued an email alert to the group's 33,000 members Sunday warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered. Read more »

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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. Read more »

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10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland. Read more »

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt rules governing the self-driving cars of the future. Read more »

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Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. Read more »

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown... Read more »

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Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. Read more »

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Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me." Read more »

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Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have... Read more »

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2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Read more »

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Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate — in 2016

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could... Read more »

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Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Read more »

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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. Read more »

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the... Read more »

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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice

By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small... Read more »

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Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Read more »

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Read more »

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Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back... Read more »

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Rev. Al Sharpton denounces violence against police

The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Read more »

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Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers

The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers. Read more »

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Obama: No justification for murder of NYC police

President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Read more »

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