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Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself.

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Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

SACRAMENTO Calif. - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

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Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua

SHANGHAI - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.

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Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

- Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said.

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U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces

RAMALLAH West Bank - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation. | Video

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U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits.