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Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary


WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. | Video

Missouri grand jury has made decision in fatal shooting of black teen: report

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday. | Video

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Detroit eyes bankruptcy exit in second week of December: attorney

DETROIT - Detroit is eying a date between Dec. 8 and 10 for its debt adjustment plan to take effect, allowing the city to exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy, an attorney said on Monday.

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Oklahoma students protest bullying of suspected rape victims at school

NORMAN, Okla. - Hundreds of students at an Oklahoma high school walked out of classes on Monday to protest what they said was a failure by school administrators to take care of three girls who have accused a male classmate of sexually assaulting them.

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Teen in crash that killed five enroute to Disney World avoids citation

NEW ORLEANS - A careless driving citation against a Texas teenager at the wheel during a car accident that killed five members of his family as they traveled to Florida's Disney World will be dismissed, prosecutors said on Monday.

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College student in custody after Texas military post lockdown

SAN ANTONIO - A male college student has been taken into custody for driving an unauthorized vehicle onto San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston on Sunday night, sparking a lockdown and a full security alert, officials said on Monday.

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African-American prosecutor named to California Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO - California Governor Jerry Brown nominated a 38-year old U.S. Department of Justice attorney for the California Supreme Court on Monday, continuing his reshaping of the top court in the nation's most populous state.

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U.S. housing finance regulator leaves loan limits mostly unchanged

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. housing finance regulator said on Monday it would leave unchanged next year the maximum loan size that government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can guarantee.

Florida State student paralyzed in library shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A 21-year-old Florida State University student is paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded in last week's library shooting, his sister said on Monday.

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Video of Cleveland police shooting released to family representatives

CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials said on Monday they have released a video recording of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by police to representatives of the boy's family, and will eventually release it to the public.

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