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UK parliament attacker British-born, had been investigated over extremism concerns

LONDON The attacker who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. | Video

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Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin shooting: reports

MILWAUKEE A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings, including at a bank and a law firm, in central Wisconsin following what police referred to as domestic incident, media reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. new home sales hit seven-month high; jobless claims rise

WASHINGTON New U.S. single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February, suggesting the housing market recovery continued to gain momentum despite the challenges of high prices and tight inventories.

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U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

JERUSALEM A man was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, police said on Thursday.

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Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight.

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Cabin or hold? Tech ban latest step in bomb detection battle

PARIS/DUBAI A ban on large carry-on electronics on some international flights lays bare a high-stakes scientific battle between militant groups and security chiefs that has already dramatically altered airline travel, especially since the September 2001 attacks in the United States.

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Florida man's book burning sparks wildfire, destroys homes: officials

A Florida man's illegal burning of paperback books sparked a wildfire that quickly spread across 400 acres of land, damaging or destroying as many as 15 homes and forcing residents to evacuate in the northeastern part of the state, officials said on Thursday.