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Cops get K.C. area highway shooting suspect

[Breaking news update, 7:11 p.m. ET]

A suspect is in custody in connection with as many as 20 recent highway shootings in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, Police Chief Darryl Forte said Thursday on the department's verified Twitter account.

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Warren Jeffs trial

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Texas begins seizing polygamists' ranch

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.

South Korean ferry sinks, families of missing passengers

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Death toll jumps to 25 in S. Korea ferry disaster

Families of those aboard a capsized South Korean ferry -- some angry at authorities, others mad at themselves -- clung to whatever hope they could on Friday morning, two days after the vessel capsized for reasons authorities still haven't explained.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.

He was 87.

The literary giant was treated in April for infections and deh...

Unrest in eastern Ukraine

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Ukraine talks: Call for end to violence

Diplomats meeting for emergency talks on the crisis in Ukraine issued a joint statement Thursday aimed at de-escalating the tensions and ensuring the security of all Ukrainians.

The statement -- which appears to be the biggest step toward calming the ...

West Texas explosion anniversary

REUTERS/Mike Stone

New Texas blast video released on anniversary

Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire. Why not check it out?

Obama makes Obamacare announcement

REUTERS/Larry Downing

President: Republicans 'wrong' on Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama called on his fellow Democrats to "forcefully defend and be proud" of the fact that millions of people have signed up for health care insurance through the federal marketplaces, and faulted Republicans who are still angling to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Chelsea Clinton

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Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she is expecting her first child.

The only daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton made the announcement while sharing the stage with her mother at a women's event...

Stocks file

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Stocks end week up over 2%

Investors were ready for the long weekend, and it showed. Trading meandered around the breakeven mark for much of the day. Volume was light.

The Dow fell more than 50 points this morning, but by the afternoon it was up more than 30 points. In the end ...

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