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Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video

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Police settle suit over use of tear gas during Missouri protests

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