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Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting

President Barack Obama, center, with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, right, and Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, left, pauses as he makes a statement to members of the media following their meeting with families of the victims of the Oct. 1, shooting at Umpqua Community College, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."

10/09/2015 10:17:10pm
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30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

People help an injured woman after an explosion during a peace march in AnkaraANKARA, Turkey (AP) β€” Two bomb explosions targeting a peace rally in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured 126 others, Turkey's Interior Ministry said.

10/10/2015 05:59:30am
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Why urbanization is globally on the rise

Now I Get It: UrbanizationUrbanization β€” the expansion of cities β€” is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.

10/09/2015 05:10:51pm
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Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers
WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. (Reuters) - A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle. Numerous House Republicans and even 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have asked Ryan to run for speaker after the front-runner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, abruptly dropped out on Thursday.
10/09/2015 07:16:42pm
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Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university

Northern Arizona University released booking photo of suspected gunman Steven JonesBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student killed a classmate and wounded three other students when he opened fire during a confrontation on the campus of Northern Arizona University early on Friday, in the latest shooting to hit a U.S. school, authorities said. The suspected gunman, Steven Jones, a freshman at the state university in northern Arizona, was taken into custody following the shooting, campus Police Chief Gregory Fowler said. Jones was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault and was ordered held on $2 million bond at a brief court appearance.

10/09/2015 07:59:36pm
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California border patrol supervisor accused of false alerts on U.S. resident
A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with creating bogus alerts in the agency's database to force routine stops, sometimes at gunpoint, of a legal U.S. resident who frequently crosses the border with Mexico, court documents said on Friday. The supervisor at the border station in San Diego, Martin Rene Duran, was trying to force his target to withdraw allegations that his brother-in-law had sexually abused the target's son and stepson, according to a federal complaint. Duran's brother-in-law, Raymundo Estrada Figueroa, was charged with two counts of international travel for illicit sex in the same complaint.
10/10/2015 01:28:08am
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Bernie Sanders outraises every Republican candidate

It’s undoubtedly the era of Big Money in politics. But for the time being...

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NLDS Game 1: Mets win as Jacob deGrom bests Clayton Kershaw in K duel

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Baltimore history buffs raise Edgar Allan Poe tradition from the dead

Edgar Allan Poe's cenotaphThe Maryland Historical Society is resurrecting the tradition of the "Poe Toaster," a shadowy figure who would sneak to Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite for a mysterious tribute.

10/09/2015 12:31:30pm
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Northern Arizona University student kills one, injures three with handgun: police

Steven Jones - Northern Arizona UniversityA Northern Arizona University student shot and killed one person and injured three outside a dormitory in Flagstaff, authorities said.

10/09/2015 10:02:15am
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Firefighter Battles Flames and Cancer

Five words or less(NewsUSA) - What would you do if you learned you had only one year left to live? A new novel from published author Blaize Nolynne explores this question from the perspective of a volunteer fire captain in River Falls, Maine. The novel, The Captain's Last

Winter Is Coming: Is Your Fuel Ready?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Winter is coming -- and that means it's time to store seasonal tools and recreational equipment. Safe, smart storage of motorcycles, RVs, power equipment and seasonal cars goes a long way towards keeping them at their best to ensure peak perfo

High Tech Pearls Are Captivating the Younger Jewelry Consumer

Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Pearls are the perfect, malleable medium for today's ever-changing fashions. But don't mistake some of today's modern pearls with Grandmother's simple strands. Add a little tech, color and carvings, and you take that classic right into the 21s

Clues in the Attic: Pre-Winter Roof Checkups Made Easy

Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Your attic could save you from breaking your neck this autumn. Got your attention, huh? Seriously, this is one of the two times each year when homeowners are supposed to check the health of their roofs. (Among other reasons, because they're k