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Officer Garrett Swasey

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Slain officer was once champion skater

Garrett Swasey, who rushed 10 miles to help fellow police under fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, led a big-spirited life rooted in family and faith with the soft touch of an ice dancer.

That's because he won a skating champions...

Nefertiti bust

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New clues in hunt for Nefertiti's tomb

Egyptologists are optimistic that a second chamber may soon be found behind King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on results of scans from the Valley of the Kings that were announced Saturday.

Donald Trump November 19 2015

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Donald Trump campaign stop features actual elephant

While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

Ben Carson addresses Republican voters Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

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Ben Carson in Jordan: 'Great human tragedy'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson explained his surprise trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan because he said he wanted "to come to see with my own eyes this great human tragedy."

Donald Trump in Columbus, Ohio

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Trump goes diplomatic in ejecting protestor

Donald Trump showed a more diplomatic side Saturday as a protestor was ejected from a spirited rally he held in Florida, where he otherwise minced no words in going after his opponents.

Speaking in Sarasota, Florida, the Republican presidential candid...

President Obama 11.28.15 Small Business Saturday

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The Obamas reveal holiday reading list

As has become a post-holiday tradition, the Obama family visited a local bookstore in Washington to celebrate Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday held the day after Black Friday to celebrate and support local businesses.



Three killed in attack on U.N. mission in Mali

A mortar attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali early Saturday killed two peacekeepers and a contractor and injured 20 others, a spokesman for the nation's U.N. mission said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, spokesman Olivier Salgado s...

warplane shot down


Turkish President 'saddened' by plane incident

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his government is "really saddened" about shooting down a Russian warplane, insisting that he does not want to ramp up tensions.

Turkish lawyer shot to death


Prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer killed in Turkey

Pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci, president of the Diyarbakir Bar Association in southeastern Turkey and a leading human rights defender, was killed while making a press statement Saturday.

The statement in the Sur district of the predominantly Kurdish D...

Icy conditions in Lubbock


At least 3 dead in Texas floods; 4 die on icy Kansas roads

Flooding has led to at least three deaths in the Dallas area after severe rains, authorities said Saturday -- part of a wintry storm system that is leaving tens of thousands without power as it hits the central Plains to the north.

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