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Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday approved President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue.

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson of the Connecticut State Police holds a Bushmaster AR-15 in 2013.

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

HARTFORD, Conn. — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower.

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it — or don't report it at all.

December 09, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Peg Langhammer, Executive Director, Day One in Rhode Island, center, and Police Chief Kathy Zoner, left, listen as Angela Fleischer, assistant director of Student Support and Intervention for Confidential Advising at the Southern Oregon University, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washing…

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Day One Executive Director Peg Langhammer, Providence, R.I., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement." It's estimated that only a frac…

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement." It's estimated that only a fraction of campus sexual assault…

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Cornell University Police Chief Kathy Zoner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement." It's estimated that only a fraction of campus se…

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Angela Fleischer, assistant director of Student Support and Intervention for Confidential Advising at the Southern Oregon University, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles …

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Senate Crime and Terrorism Chairman Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., presides over the subcommittee's hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement." on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. It's estimated that only a fraction of campus sexua…

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, before the Senate Crime and Terrorism subcommittee hearing: "Campus Sexual Assault: the Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement." It's estimated that only a fraction of campus sexual assault vi…

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This week on TV: Oct. 19-25

This week on TV: Oct. 19-25

Around the remote: plenty of ghosts, goblins and ghouls

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Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Carjacking gets teen seven years probation

Teen was accused of carjacking and kidnapping. 

August 18, 2014 5:30 pm
Update: Baseball bat wielding man shot in face

Update: Baseball bat wielding man shot in face

An arrest has been made in charges unrelated to the shooting.

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James Brady

James Brady

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reag…

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World War I anniversary

World War I anniversary

U.S. Army tanks travel to support French troops who worked with the American forces at the capture of the village of Juvigny in France during World War I. It is the first time the Americans show this type of tank in action. (AP Photo)

August 01, 2014 11:05 am
World War I anniversary

World War I anniversary

British and French soldiers watch the firing of a great gun on the French front during World War 1. Undated photo. (AP Photo)

August 01, 2014 11:05 am
Girl, 9, struck by bullet in road rage battle

Girl, 9, struck by bullet in road rage battle

A 9-year-old girl was struck in the leg by gunfire.

July 17, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Deadly Holiday Weekend in Chicago

Deadly Holiday Weekend in Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least nine people dead and more than 50 more injured included eight incidents that involved police.

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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