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Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers


WASHINGTON Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. | Video

Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one

NEW YORK A construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan during a swirling snowstorm on Friday, killing one person and crushing parked cars in the first accident of its kind in New York City since 2008. | Video

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Exclusive: Obama to propose $2.5 billion tax credit for community college investment

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will propose a $2.5 billion tax credit over five years for businesses that invest in programs at local community colleges and hire their graduates, administration officials said on Friday.

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Michigan governor: solve Flint water crisis instead of laying blame

DETROIT Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Friday he wants officials to focus on solving problems around lead-contaminated drinking water in the city of Flint instead of laying blame as he said some have been doing.

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Texas 'affluenza' teen transferred to adult jail in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas The Texas teenager who was derided for an "affluenza" defense for killing four people while driving drunk has been transferred to an adult jail on Friday from the juvenile center where he has been held for more than a week, online jail records showed.

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Maryland prosecutors appeal to force testimony in Freddie Gray case

Maryland prosecutors have asked an appeals court to force a Baltimore police officer to testify against three of his colleagues in the Freddie Gray case, according to a filing made public on Friday.

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New Jersey extends contract for Atlantic City fiscal work

NEW YORK Atlantic City, New Jersey's cash-strapped gambling hub, may no longer have a state-appointed emergency manager, but some big costs for outside professionals working to resolve its fiscal crisis will continue.

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Two New York police officers recovering after stairwell shooting

NEW YORK Two New York City police officers were recovering from gunshot wounds on Friday after a man opened fire on them inside a public housing project before fatally shooting himself, police said. | Video

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California doctor gets 30 years to life in landmark overdose case

LOS ANGELES A Southern California doctor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Friday for over-prescribing drugs that caused the fatal overdose of three patients in a murder case capped by the first conviction of its kind in the United States.

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U.S. traffic deaths increase 9 percent in 2015

WASHINGTON Traffic deaths in the United States rose about 9 percent in the first nine months of 2015 compared to same period a year earlier, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday, as low gasoline prices increased road travel.

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