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Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital. | Video

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Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials

CAIRO - A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.

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Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina: Probe

RALEIGH N.C. - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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U.S. Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank.

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

BRUSSELS - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.

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Suspected serial killer charged in another murder in Indiana

CROWN POINT Ind. - Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said.

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Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO Pakistan - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes.