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Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished.

"I'm going to be doing everything I c...

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Police officer shot, killed in Florida

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

A suspect is in custody.

The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County...

Same-sex marriage wedding Las Vegas

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Florida same-sex marriages possible Jan. 6

Florida appears set to recognize same-sex marriages on January 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to further delay a lower court's finding that the state's ban on the unions is unconstitutional.

The high court Friday night, without exp...

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2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side.

The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an area wit...

Hundreds of people rallied at shopping mall

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Members of Black Lives Matter converge on Minneapolis-area megamall

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators from Black Lives Matter raised their voices at the Mall of America.

Pataki blames mayor for shootings of 2 NYPD officers

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Finger pointing starts after NYPD officers' killings

Not too long after a man ambushed and killed two police officers sitting in a patrol car in New York City , the finger-pointing started.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday in Brooklyn, and shot both in th...

A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.

At least five militants, including a key commander, were kille...

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Obama condemns killing of 2 NYPD officers

President Obama issued a statement Saturday "unconditionally" condemning the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers. "Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight ...," he said.

Child carrying flowers 8 kids slain Australia

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Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

Police have charged the 37-year-old woman in Friday's deaths in a suburb of Cairns....

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2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two New York City cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn.

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