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Prayer circle at site of Oregon shooting

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Online writings on guns linked to shooter's mom

The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges th...

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Cracks emerge in US oil boom

The American energy boom is finally showing some cracks from the crash in oil prices.

Another Russian jet

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NATO slams Russian violation of Turkish airspace

Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.

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Senate OKs defense bill despite veto threat

A giant defense bill that breaks budget caps to give extra funding for the military cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday despite facing a presidential veto threat and initial uncertainty it would have enough votes to pass.

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Carson says he would have confronted shooter

Ben Carson said Tuesday he would have confronted the shooter at Umpqua Community College if he had been there and would have asked everyone else to gang up on the shooter with him.

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Soldier fatally shot at Fort Campbell

An American soldier was fatally shot Tuesday during a training exercise at Fort Campbell, a spokesman for the U.S. Army base said.

Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices

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Clinton sent GOP 2016ers copies of her book

Hillary Clinton sent nearly every Republican presidential candidate a copy of her recent memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this month, as well as a personalized letter, a spokesman said Tuesday.

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Rubio misses vote on defense spending bill

Sen. Marco Rubio missed a key Senate vote on defense spending Tuesday so that he could continue campaigning in New Hampshire, a Rubio spokesman told CNN.

Rubio was not present for the Senate's vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, whi...

El Faro life ring


Search on for survivors of missing cargo ship

The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship El Faro sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it.

Ninety-six hours after the cargo ship lost contact, the Coast Guar...

Gen John Campbell


U.S. Gen.: We need new Afghanistan plan

The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday that he needs to adjust troop level recommendations to respond to the growing strength of ISIS and al Qaeda.

Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services committee he has presented opti...

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