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Last four occupiers surrender at Oregon wildlife refuge, ending 41-day standoff

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BURNS, Ore. The four holdouts in an armed protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last occupier repeatedly threatening suicide during an intense phone call with mediators before he finally walked out, ending the 41-day standoff with the FBI.

American Airlines flight lands at LAX after cabin smoke report: media

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday morning after smoke was reported in the cabin, local media reports said.

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

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Convicted al Qaeda supporter loses U.S. medical malpractice trial

NEW YORK The U.S. government owes nothing to a New York man, now in prison for aiding al Qaeda, who sought $7 million in damages for alleged medical malpractice that occurred after he was taken into custody, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

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U.S. blacklists prominent Islamic State preacher, two others

WASHINGTON The United States blacklisted three people on Thursday for working for Islamic State, including one of the militant group's most prominent ideologue and a senior oil official.

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Search to resume for data recorder of sunken cargo ship El Faro

TAMPA, Fla. U.S. authorities will try again to recover key evidence from the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship that killed 33 sailors, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

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Gunman wanted on warrants killed two deputies at Maryland eatery

WASHINGTON The Maryland gunman who killed two sheriff's deputies in a lunchtime shootout at a busy restaurant near Baltimore was trying to avoid arrest on two outstanding warrants, authorities said on Thursday.

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Five people indicted in deadly New York City building explosion

NEW YORK Prosecutors have indicted five people in a deadly gas explosion that destroyed a row of buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood last March, charging a landlord, her son and a pair of contractors with manslaughter, among other crimes. | Video

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Federal trial delayed in South Carolina church massacre

CHARLESTON, S.C. A judge delayed the federal trial for the white man accused of shooting dead nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston last June after federal prosecutors on Thursday said the government remained undecided on seeking the death penalty.

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Police officer shot dead in Altanta suburbs while serving warrant

ATLANTA A police officer was shot and killed at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta on Thursday while trying to serve a warrant on a drug suspect, Clayton County police officials said.

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