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Fourteen dead as South Carolina gripped by historic flooding


- South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state. | Video

Search for ship lost in hurricane a 'big challenge': U.S. investigator

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deep seas may complicate efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said, as a search and rescue mission for 32 missing crew stretched into a sixth day. | Video

Jihadist threat posted online against Navy SEAL from bin Laden mission

- A supporter of Islamic State militants has issued a threat against Fox News contributor Rob O'Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden, and also posted the ex-commando's purported home address in Montana on-line.

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Texas executes man who killed Mexican, robbed him of $8

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas on Tuesday executed a 35-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a recently arrived Mexican immigrant in the head and robbing him of $8.

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California governor signs gender wage-gap bill

SAN FRANCISCO - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country.

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Montana judge rules lethal injection drug violates state law

- A Montana judge ruled on Tuesday that one of the drugs planned for use in a lethal injection mix violates state law, effectively putting a hold on executions in the state, which has only two inmates on death row.

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U.S. to release 6,000 federal prisoners - Washington Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 prisoners early in the largest one-time release of federal inmates, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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Ten Commandments monument removed from Oklahoma Capital grounds

OKLAHOMA CITY - Under the cover of night, a 6-foot-tall (180-cm) granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds after judges said its placement on government land violated state law, officials said on Tuesday.

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Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

NEW YORK - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA hopes to sell one-way tickets to Europe for $69 as early as 2017 by flying from U.S. airports that have low fees, Chief Executive Officer Bjørn Kjos said in an interview Tuesday.

New York judge overturns conviction in 1990 murder of tourist

NEW YORK - A New York state Supreme Court judge on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who served 25 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of a 22-year-old tourist during a mugging on a New York City subway platform decades ago.

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