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Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years

GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. | Video

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Tech executive Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

SAN FRANCISCO - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a hotel gym in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday.

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Retired surgeon Carson slams 'slick politicians' in 2016 U.S. presidential bid launch

WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson slammed "slick politicians" in both parties as he launched his bid on Monday for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, casting himself as a problem-solver whose experience sets him apart from the field. | Video

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New York Senate leader Skelos, son charged with corruption

NEW YORK - Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of criminal cases against politicians in the state's capital of Albany. | Video

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Cisco veteran Robbins to take over as CEO from Chambers

- Cisco Systems Inc Chief Executive John Chambers will step down in July after 20 years at the helm of the network equipment maker, a symbol of the dot.com stock boom 15 years ago now struggling to boost its bottom line in the era of cloud computing.

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GE ties up with Qualcomm, Apple in new lighting business bet

- General Electric Co on Monday announced collaborations with Qualcomm Inc and Apple Inc as it uses digital technology and the growing appetite for data to reinvigorate its 130-year-old lighting business.

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Baltimore police say man's gun discharged during arrest, no injuries

WASHINGTON - Baltimore police denied a media report on Monday they had shot a black man while trying to take him into custody, saying the man's firearm went off accidentally while officers were arresting him and that no one was injured. | Video

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Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.