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Police shoot dead 2 gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

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GARLAND, Texas - Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by an anti-Islamic group and billed as a free-speech event.

Baltimore lifts curfew imposed after unrest, relieving many

BALTIMORE - The mayor of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a night curfew imposed on the city last week to stem a spate of looting and arson that followed the funeral of a young black man who died from injuries suffered while in police custody. | Video

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Friend of Boston bomber due back in court as penalty phase continues

BOSTON - A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in tears on the witness stand last week as she described the 21-year-old who faces a possible death sentence, is due back in court on Monday as the high-profile trial resumes.

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Kerry heading to Middle East this week: State Department

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia and Paris this week to discuss Middle Eastern issues, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

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New York City man charged in shooting of police officer

NEW YORK - A man sought for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head while in an unmarked car, authorities said. | Video

03 May 2015

Carson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Politics 03 May 2015

Senate panel raises privacy concerns in White House hacking incident

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach on the White House computer system might have compromised the personal information of many Americans.

Politics, 03 May 2015

Justice Department to boost disclosure of cellphone tracking programs: WSJ

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department will begin disclosing more information about how law enforcement officials use secret cellphone tracking devices and is reviewing how the technology is deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Politics, 03 May 2015

Parents of slain Pennsylvania trooper forgive accused killer

MOUNT POCONO, PA. - The parents of a Pennsylvania state trooper slain by a sniper outside his barracks last fall declared their forgiveness on Sunday for the defendant, a survivalist awaiting trial on murder charges that carry a possible death sentence.

03 May 2015

Texans, put down your guns and pick up guitars: rally organizer

DALLAS - By the hundreds, guitar-toting Texans came to a bridge in downtown Dallas on Sunday to deliver a simple message that the streets would be a lot safer if people packed musical instruments instead of firearms.

03 May 2015

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